1860 – Born on October 12th in Cleveland, Ohio. American Red Cross leader who re-established the organization’s funding base and greatly extended its other resources and services.
1898 – She devoted time to various social philanthropies, and during the Spanish-American War, she was active in recruiting nurses.
1900 – Her name appeared, apparently without her knowledge, as one of the incorporators on the application of the American Red Cross for a congressional charter.
1903 – Boardman used her political influence to cause the withdrawal of government support.
1915 – Boardman published Under the Red Cross Flag at Home and Abroad.
1920 – Boardman became, on appointment by President Woodrow Wilson, the first woman member of the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia.
1921 – She returned to the Red Cross as a central committee member and national secretary.
1922 – She devoted herself mainly to continuing the tradition of volunteer service.
1923 – She organized the Volunteer Service (later Volunteer Special Services), including nurse’s aides, a motor corps, a canteen corps, a home service corps, and the “Gray Ladies,” and was director.
1940 – She resigned as director of the Volunteer Special Services, when the ranks numbered more than 2.7 million volunteers
1944 – She resigned from the central committee of the Red Cross.
1946 – Died on March 17th in Washington, D.C.