Janet Delano, pioneer nursing administrator, is born near Montour Falls, New York
Jane Arminda Delano lost her father to the American Civil War while a baby. She graduated from the Bellevue Hospital Nursing School in New York City in 1886 and became an experienced nurse and capable administrator. She returned to Bellevue as director in 1902 and two years later became head of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. Delano was largely responsible for the training and readiness of the 20,000 nurses who served in the First World War. She died in France, on an inspection tour, in April 1919 aged fifty-seven and is buried in Arlington Cemetery. (By John Osborne)
Edward T. James, Janet Wilson James eds,, Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary (Boston, MA: Harvard University Press, 1974), 456-457.