HARVEY, KATE BENEDICT HANNA (26 Dec. 1871-15 May 1936), a philanthropist and member of one of Cleveland's most distinguished families, took a special interest in hospitals and the education of nurses and helped establish the
Born in Cleveland to Howard Melville and Kate (Smith) Hanna, Kate attended Miss Porter's School in Connecticut, and Miss Heloise E. Hersey's School in Boston. She was the niece of
In 1901 Kate was a founder and original trustee of the Visiting Nurse Association. She also founded and published the Visiting Nurses Quarterly and served on the VNA's first lay advisiory board.
In 1905 Kate helped to establish the Cleveland chapter of the
Among Kate's chief interests were Lakeside and
Kate married Robert Livingston Ireland on May 2, 1894 (divorced 1922). They had two children, Elizabeth and