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Sherman, Dr. E. Amelia, died 1940


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 6/13/2010 at 10:13:37

Dr. Ellen Amelia Sherman of National, 90, half of a sister team listed in "Who's Who of the Women of the Nation," for their contributions in two fields, was buried this afternoon in the National Community church cemetery following services at the church. The Rev. H.M. Adix of Farmersburg and the Rev. G. Bunge of Independence officiated. Dr. Sherman passed away Saturday evening in the family residence at National. The home is famed in ornithological history as the "Acre of the Birds."

Ellen Amelia Sherman was born in National in the first frame house on the northeastern Iowa prairies. She was graduated from upper Iowa University, Oberlin College and the University of Michigan. She took post graduate work at the Universities of Pennsylvania and Chicago. For a number of years she was a resident and clinical physician at Mary Thompson Hospital, Chicago, and from 1884 to 1887 was physician for women at the Iowa hospital for the insane at Independence. She was well known in this vicinity where she was a property owner and a second cousin of Harvey and Ray Douglass.

~Postville Herald, November 6, 1940


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