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Dr Georgia Arbuckle Fix
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Birth: Apr. 26, 1852
Mercer County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul., 1918
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Georgia Arbuckle Fix

Georgia Arbuckle was born April 26,1852, in Princeton, Missouri. Her mother and stepfather, Tom Reeve, encouraged Georgia to get an education and she earned a teacher's certificate when only fifteen. After her mother died, Georgia resided with Dr. and Mrs. Dinsmore, who sparked her interest in medicine. When the Dinsmores moved to Omaha, Georgia went along and in 1881 entered the first class at the Omaha Medical School with eight male students. She was the first female graduate of the school. She worked as a doctor in Omaha for about 3 years, and was elected vice-president of the Douglas County Medical Society in 1884. When her stepfather decided to move to Sidney, Georgia couldn't resist the lure of the west.

Georgia settled on a homestead near Minatare, Nebraska, and established a practice, which she later moved to Gering. She was the only doctor in a 75-mile radius and spent much of her time in a buggy traveling to visit sick patients. She was respected for her skill as a healer, her ingenuity with medications, and her determination to help her patients. She married Gwen Fix but the marriage was never a happy one and they were later divorced.

Georgia was active in the community and her involvement in service organizations led to the establishment of a library, a city park, a school, churches, and other improvements. She was especially beloved as the teacher of Sunday school classes for two churches. Gering continues to benefit from trees she planted, and parks and churches she helped establish.

Georgia Arbuckle Fix died in 1918 in California, where she had gone to recuperate from an illness. She was buried in Gering. Mari Sandoz's book, Miss Morissa, was based on the life of Georgia Arbuckle Fix, lady doctor on the frontier.

Name: Fix, Georgia Arbuckle
Birth - Death: 1852?-1918
Source Citation:
Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 12: September, 1979-August, 1982. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1983. (BioIn 12)
Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 14: September, 1984-August, 1986. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1986. (BioIn 14)

Family links: 
  Thomas Reeves (1826 - 1906)
  Julia Ann Arbuckle Reeves (1836 - 1899)
  Nathaniel Guinn Fix (1863 - 1936)
  Georgia Arbuckle Fix (1852 - 1918)
  William Billy Reeves (1861 - 1949)*
*Calculated relationship
West Lawn Cemetery
Scotts Bluff County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: Mary Kinney
Record added: Oct 09, 2008
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Dr Georgia <i>Arbuckle</i> Fix
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- Mary Kinney
 Added: Nov. 3, 2013
My great grandmother, Georgia Delphina Lane Banta Trinklein was named after Dr. Fix. Dr. Fix also delivered my great grandmothers brother, Cecil Lane, in 1906.
- Veronica
 Added: Nov. 2, 2013
Dr. Fix delivered my mother in 1902. Thank you.
- Raymona
 Added: Jul. 13, 2010
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