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nursing association administrator

Helen S. Lossing, American nursing association administrator.

Background

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

Education

Educated select academics Poughkeepsie and New York.

Career

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.

Connections

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

father:
Nehemiah Sweet

mother:
Melle (Titus) Sweet

spouse:
November 18