Clipped From Chicago Tribune
. Member of Kentucky Family.. Miss Breckinridge was a member of the celebrated Kentucky family. Her father was the late CoL W. C. P. Breckinridge and her brothers, and sisters include Desha Breckinridge, editor of the Lexington Herald; Robert Breckinridge, Miss Sophonlsba Breckinridge, dean of women at the University of Chicago, and Mrs. Lyman Chalkley of Lexington, Ky. " In many branches Of the nursing field - Miss Breckinridge was a pioneer. She was one of the first trained nurses in Illinois "to be employed In the care of the insane In state institutions, being a supervisor at the Elgin state hospital for the insane for several months. "She was also one of the first trained nurses on the staff of the .Municipal Tuber culosis sanitarium, later assisting in a survey made by the state of Mich igan into living conditions in rural dis tricts. . Went to France In 1915. In June, " 1915. Miss Breckinridge went to France, and for twenty-one months served in a British base hos pital Then the United States en tered the war, and she obtained, a transfer to the , American Red Cross. Until September, 1917, she was a member of the nursing staff in Dr. Blake's hospital in Paris, where she served in the facial ' surgery ward. " Her health was affected, and she returned to assist In the organization of a nursing unit from Kentucky. While taking a couie in anesthesia in Cleveland she was forced to suspend because of heart trouble". She was brought to the Presbyterian hospital, where she remained for eleven weeks before her death.