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Elizabeth Stearns Tyler

Civilian, American Red Cross

Secretary, American Red Cross

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Plot F, Row 1, Grave 17

Secretary Elizabeth S. Tyler was born in Amherst, Mass., and studied at Smith College from 1905 to 1909. She pursued studies in Paris and Italy, eventually receiving a Ph.D.

After commencement in the summer of 1918, at the age of 30, Tyler sailed for France in the service of the Red Cross. She was assigned to the care of refugees. Her excellent knowledge of the French language made her invaluable. She took ill and died of influenza while on duty at Sedan.

Elizabeth Stearns Tyler is buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Plot F, Row 1, Grave 17.