Log In

Helen S. Lossing Edit Profile

nursing association administrator

Helen S. Lossing, American nursing association administrator.


Lossing, Helen S. was born on January 9, 1834 in Poughkeepsie, New York, United States. Daughter of Nehemiah and Melle (Titus) Sweet.


Educated select academics Poughkeepsie and New York.


Appointed, 1858, first lady manager in Dutchess County, New York, of Association for Care and Purchase of Mount Vernon (home of Washington). One of founders and 1st vice president Women’s Relief Association for Care, Relief and Comfort of Soldiers, 1861. 1st vice president Christian Commission or Poughkeepsie.

Ascended Mount Marcy in Adirondacks, with husband and 3 others, 1859, to trace the Hudson (there were no paths). Address: The Ridge, Dover Plains, New York.


Married November 18, 1856, Benson J. Lossing, historian (died June 3, 1891).

Nehemiah Sweet

Melle (Titus) Sweet

November 18