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Dr Alma Elizabeth Bridger Richards
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1889
Crockett County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 1970
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

Dr. Alma Bridger Richards of 1214 Central, the second woman to practice medicine in Memphis, died at her home yesterday. She was 80.

Dr. Richards, who graduated at the top of her class at the University of Tennessee Medical Unit in 1917, practiced Obstetrics in Memphis 50 years before retiring. Her offices were in the Medical Arts Building, and in her home.

Dr. Richards was a Board member of the Mary Galloway Home and the YWCA on South Second for many years. She was also a member of the American Medical Association and a member of First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Spencer-Sturla & Hinton Funeral Home. Burial will be at Forest Hill.
She leaves a sister, Miss Ruth Bridger of 340 Malvern.
The Commercial Appeal, Friday, April 27, 1970
Married Gustavus Adolphus Richards on 10/7/1913 in Shelby County, TN, in from of the Justice of the Peace. He was 65 years old, at the time of marriage, she was 24.
Family links: 
  John Foster Bridger (1856 - 1934)
  Sarah Frances Bridger (1863 - 1940)
  Gustavus Adolphus Richards (1848 - 1916)*
  Grover C. Bridger (1884 - 1946)*
  Muda Hetna Bridger Jackson (1887 - 1921)*
  Alma Elizabeth Bridger Richards (1889 - 1970)
  Lelia Ruth Bridger (1902 - 1991)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Section 8
Created by: Neil Loftiss
Record added: Nov 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79951579
Dr Alma Elizabeth <i>Bridger</i> Richards
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Dr Alma Elizabeth <i>Bridger</i> Richards
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Dr Alma Elizabeth <i>Bridger</i> Richards
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