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Harriet Marble’s House Found

The Lexington-Herald Leader, newspaper of Lexington, Kentucky, has a recent story about a home that was recently discovered to belong to Harriet Beecher Stowe Marble (story here), the first black female pharmacist.  An electrician checking the wiring found some of her memorabilia and from there, the home ownership was traced. It’s a wonderful story. 

The story mentioned that Marble graduated from Meharry, so of course I had to see if I could find her in the catalogs.  Sure enough, she graduated in 1906 and is listed in the 1906 catalog (see PDF here).

The story also references Harriet’s bio in the book, Who’s Who of Colored America, of which the 1915 edition is available full-text at Google Books and her bio appears on page 184. 

Her bio mentions that she was at one point secretary of the National Medical Association.  In my last post I shared that the association’s journal is available online back to it’s first issue in 1909 through 2007, so I am sure she appears within the pages of the journal.  

I also added a FindAGrave entry for her since the article gives her burial location.  


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  1. generationsgoneby

     /  February 21, 2009

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