[Buckel gravesite photo by Michael Colbruno]
Dr. Chloe Annette Buckel, was born in Warsaw, New York on August 25, 1833 and received her medical degree in 1858 from the Pennsylvania Women’s Medical College. Five years later, at the behest of General Ulysses S. Grant she organized his field hospitals during the Civil War. In 1864, she began working at Jefferson General Hospital in Indiana as their Chief Nurse. After moving to California, she co-founded a hospital for women and children in San Francisco and became one of the few female physicians in the state.
Her inscription reads: “A physician beloved by two generations. Every human cause had her sympathy and many her active aid.”