Nov. 15, 1873 Vashti Bartlett, the oldest child of George Washington
Burnap Bartlett and Amanda Sally Griffith Bartlett, is born.
Sept. 1887-June 1892 Vashti Bartlett attends the Bryn Mawr School
in Baltimore as a member of the class of 1893, but withdraws before
1892-1894 Vashti continues her education while traveling with
her family in Europe.
Aug. 1903-Sept. 1906 Vashti attends and graduates from the Johns
Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses.
May 13- Nov. 9, 1908 Vashti serves as chief nurse at St. Anthony
Hospital as part of the Grenfell Mission in Labrador and Newfoundland.
March 4, 1909 Vashti volunteers with the Red Cross to serve at
the inauguration of President Taft.
April 15, 1909- March 31, 1910 Vashti serves as Assistant Superintendent
of Nurses at Garfield Hospital in Washington DC.
June-Sept. 1911 Vashti serves as a district nurse with the Holman
Association at Altapass, North Carolina.
March 30- April 13, 1913 Vashti serves with the Red Cross providing
disaster relief to flood victims in Dayton, Ohio.
1914 Vashti serves as Superintendent of Nurses at Watts Hospital
in Durham, North Carolina.
March 22, 1915- Jan. 30, 1916 Vashti serves with the American
Red Cross in Pau, France and La Panne, Belgium during World War
I, as part of Units A and B from the Mercy Ship operation.
March 1917- Aug. 13, 1918 Vashti serves as Clara Noyes' assistant
in the Department of Nursing, Bureau of Field Nursing Service
at Red Cross Headquarters in Washington DC.
Aug. 1918- April 1919 Vashti serves with the Army Nursing Corp
as Chief Nurse of Base Hospital Unit 71 in France.
June 30, 1919- Feb. 18, 1920 Vashti serves with the American
Red Cross, Siberian Commission. After a tour of Japan, she arrives
in Vladivostock on Aug. 21. Shortly upon arrival, she is called
to Harbin, Manchuria to serve as Chief Nurse during a cholera
epidemic. She arrives back from Harbin to Vladivostock Nov. 12,
1919, and starts work at an American Red Cross Hospital in time
for the Nov 17-18, Gaida Revolution of Czech soldiers and Russian
workers in Vladivostock against the White Russian Kolchak government.
Vashti cares for wounded during this time of disorder. Numerous
groups tried to establish order and control over the region and
the Trans-Siberian Railroad including Czech soldiers, Japanese,
Americans, and various Russian factions such as the Bolsheviks
and the White Russian Kolchak government. The chaos resulted in
numerous refugees and orphans.
Dec. 10, 1919- Feb. 2, 1920 She is instructor of courses in Home
Hygiene and Care of the Sick to lay women in Vladivostock, Siberia.
July 15, 1920- Oct 14, 1921 Vashti serves with the American Red
Cross as the Superintendent of Nurses at the General Hospital
in Port au Prince, Haiti during a smallpox epidemic.
Aug. 27, 1928- June 30, 1929 Vashti serves with the Office of
Indian Affairs as the Chief Nurse at the Chilocco Indian School
1929-1969 Upon retiring from active nursing, Vashti spends much
of her time with her family at their homes in Gaithersburg, Maryland,
and Pass-a-Grille, Florida.
July 7, 1969 Vashti Bartlett dies in Montgomery County, Maryland.