Patricia Byron was born 10 October 1882 in Butler, Pennsylvania.
Ms Byron graduated from Hope Hospital, Ft Wayne in 1906.
Patricia was appointed Superintendent of the Allen County Tuberculosis Hospital soon afterwards. In the summer of 1917, she volunteered to be an Army nurse and was sent to Camp McArthur in Texas where she died, of tuberculosis, on 25 March 1918.
She is buried in Fullerton, California, the ‘Irene Byron Hospital', Allen County was named in her honour.
25 March 1918
Further Reading : A Fort Wayne Nurse, a Public Health Crisis, and World War I: Irene Byron and the Anti-Tuberculosis Crusade. Peggy Seigel, Indiana Magazine of History, Indiana University Press. Vol.117, No.1, March 2021. pp 13-47.
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