Beatrice Moses Hinkle was born in San Francisco on October 10, 1874. She enjoyed the benefits of being privately educated, and soon developed a great sensibility for the arts and literature.
Beatrice was an extraordinary thinker, a skill developed by the strong encouragement of her parents who were committed to educational methods and thrive for success. No more is known about her family relations.
In 1892, Beatrice married Walter S. Hinkle, a lawyer and assistant district attorney. Later that year, Beatrice entered the Cooper Medical School which later was taken over by Stanford University. Sadly, her husband died in 1899 after only seven years of marriage. Although the sadness caused by her husband's death, Beatrice had a good motive to lift her hope again when she finally graduated from the medical school and became a physician.
- Published in Profile of Women In Medicine