Anna Mae McCabe

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Anna Mae McCabe was born in Buffalo, New Your back in 1920 to Daniel and Matie. The family moved several times finally settling in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1932.  She graduated from high school in 1938.  After graduation, she attended the Allentown General Hospital School for Nursing. 

In 1942, she joined the Army Nurse Corps, where she was sent to India, serving with the 20th Field Hospital.  She was on leave when the war ended, later serving at Fort Dix, New Jersey.  Moving up the ranks being appointed head nurse at the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C.  She served in three wars retiring in 1971.  She served this Republic for 29 years.  She died in 2018, she was 97.

What you may not know about Anna Mae Hayes is that the was the first woman in the U.S. Armed Forces to be promoted to a General Officer rank in 1970, when she retired she was a Brigadier General.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray another female clearing the path for's tough to be the first but always an honor....


Anna Mae Hays - Wikipedia

Brigadier General Anna Mae Hays - Army Heritage Center Foundation

Jul 06, 2020 03:04 AM #1
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

What a wonderful life that she lived. She sure had some outstanding talent.

Jul 06, 2020 04:04 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Some give more than others and some are recognized for their efforts. Anna was special. Enjoy your day!

Jul 06, 2020 04:52 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

And by all of the recognition a good nurse.

Make yourself an interesting day.

Jul 06, 2020 05:04 AM #4
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - quite an accomplished woman who lived a long life.

Jul 06, 2020 05:22 AM #5
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Very cool and what a great rank to retire as James Dray . One can only imagine how many patience she served over the years and how many people were healed under her care.

Jul 06, 2020 06:38 AM #6
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

No glass ceiling for Anna Mae, she drove straight through it. 

Jul 06, 2020 06:39 AM #7
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - I do believe I remember hearing about her(when she passed). But as with so many others, you honor her legacy. A big thank you. 

Jul 06, 2020 08:37 AM #8
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I still seem to be having trouble with the ActiveRain platform. On a happier note it was nice to see a Brigadier General who was born about the same time as my father, who served in India at the same time as my dad and made a life out of helping people.

happy Monday my friend and I hope you get to see this, James Dray 

Jul 06, 2020 09:28 AM #9
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James,  Now there another outstanding woman that did her best and it paid off.


Jul 06, 2020 10:03 AM #10
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - thank you for sharing the story of Anna Mae McCabe;  She certainly seemed to have been a selfless person giving much to our country. 

Jul 06, 2020 10:29 AM #11
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

This is a woman to truly be proud of. We a great life and career she had.

Jul 06, 2020 12:15 PM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a wonderful short bio of Anna Mae McCabe.  How nice to have had the rank of Brigadier General and she deserved it. A

Jul 06, 2020 12:42 PM #13
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Have an outstanding week.

Jul 06, 2020 02:35 PM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- such an accomplished woman and lived a long life!!!

Jul 06, 2020 02:42 PM #15
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for sharing the story of Brigadier General Anna McCabe.   She was very dedicated to her profession.

Jul 06, 2020 07:41 PM #16
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James very few of your selections ring a bell in my  foggy brain but I recall the story of BG Anna McCabe, Endre

Jul 06, 2020 10:18 PM #17
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

While serving her country for twenty-nine years and through three wars Anna Mae McCabe was recognized for her service and her outstanding leadership. She is another one who broke through the glass ceiling...before the term was even coined.


Jul 08, 2020 09:47 AM #18
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

What an impressive career and awesome leadership! Great story.

Jul 08, 2020 08:28 PM #19
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