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Dr Martha E Hutchings Griffith
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Birth: Nov. 29, 1842
Death: Dec. 28, 1923

Mother of Helen and James Barton Griffith .
Married Dr. Griffith October 4, 1871
Martha E.Hutchings Griffith, M.D., was born near Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, her parents being John W. and Elizabeth (Craven) Hutchings. She received the advantages of a fair education at the Vernon Academy, and when about twenty-one began to read medicine with Dr. N. Richardson, an old friend of the family and one of the best-known physicians in southern Indiana. She has always been of a lively nature and was a general favorite with both sexes of those near her own age, but her determination to read medicine was such an unusual and unheard of thing that it was not long before her former friends had deserted her, and she was given to understand that some of them could not accept as a companion a girl who would so break away from all tradition as to enter the practice of medicine. She was shunned by some of her former companions, and everything was done to dissuade her from her intention.
Although she was almost ostracized, she was of a determined mind and had a strong will, and she became more determined than ever to carry out her plans; therefore she continued her studies and became more and more interested as she searched the depths of the science. At this time there were but two lady physicians in regular practice in the State. One of these was a woman who has been very closely connected with the history of Crawfordsville, Mrs. Dr. Mary Wilhitt, and the other was Dr. Mary Thomas, of Richmond.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Thomas J. Griffith (1837 - 1924)*
 
 Children:
  Helen Griffith (____ - 1886)*
  J. Barton Griffith (1873 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Darlington Odd Fellows Cemetery
Darlington
Montgomery County
Indiana, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 15, 2008
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