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Transcript of Rebecca Cole
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Rebecca J. Cole was born on March 16, 1846 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She died on August 14, 1922 in her hometown of Philadelphia.
Parents and Siblings of Rebecca J. Cole
Her father was William Floyed Cole and her mother was Julie Hubbard Cole. she had two sisters named Sallie and Dora and she also had two brothers named Hamilton and Joesph.
Husband and Children of Rebecca J. Cole
She was married to a man named Robert Cole. They had 5 children together, named Alice, George, Susanna, Dorcas, and Stevean.
She had fought to train and work as a doctor and also fought for the medical rights for the African Americans, women, children and the poor.
There is little to know about her personal life.
After half of a century as a working physician she dies, of a horrible disease of cancer in Pennsylvania
Who is she??
Rebecca J. Cole was an American Physician. In 1867, she became the second African American woman to become a doctor in the United States after Rebecca Crumpler's achievement three years earlier.
Discoveries, Inventions, or Researches??
She didn't invent anything. She made her mark by giving medical care to those who where living in the poor areas of New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. She would give some of her patients advice on caring for themselves and their children during the last half of the 19th century.