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Dr Theresa Kline Jennings
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Birth: 1867
Death: 1944

Dr. Jennings lived on Coalville Road as a child. After high school, she married a physician, Dr. M.B. Jennings. His work interested her and she enrolled at Dunham Medical College, Chicago, in 1901. Being one of the first female students, she was resented and ridiculed by the male students. Hazing was common, and she was subjected to many unpleasant incidents. She was described as "a lady of strong convictions" and was named valediction of her class.

She and her husband opened offices in the 200 block of E. Main Street. Specializing in pediatrics and diseases of women, she opened free medical clinics in Streator and advised mothers and pregnant women on such matters as diet and child care. She served 14 years as city physician. As health officer, she inspected restaurants, demanding sanitation at all times. She was the sister of Edward C. Kline.

-Riverview Cemetery: A self guided tour, 2nd ed. p 15. 
 
Burial:
Riverview Cemetery
Streator
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 2 Row 2
GPS (lat/lon): 41.12373, -88.85207
 
Created by: Timothy M. Coplin
Record added: Nov 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31716904
Dr Theresa <i>Kline</i> Jennings
Added by: Timothy M. Coplin
 
Dr Theresa <i>Kline</i> Jennings
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