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 Mattie Eliza <I>Howard</I> Coleman

Mattie Eliza Howard Coleman

Birth
Bethpage, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA
Death 12 Aug 1943 (aged 73)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 10691 · View Source
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Missionary, Suffragist. Born in Tennessee, in 1870, she was one of the first African American women to become a physician graduating from Meharry Medical College. Active in religious rights and freedoms, she married R.J. Coleman, a CME minister in the Tennessee Conference in the early 1900s. She organized a women's bible forum and was the first president of the Women's Missionary Council, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, serving 1918 to 1939. She died in 1942. Note: Dr. Coleman's grave has the dates 1918-1993, this is not her birth and death dates. These dates reflect when the Missionary Council celebrated the 75th Anniversary of Women's Missionary Council.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 11 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10691
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mattie Eliza Howard Coleman (3 Jul 1870–12 Aug 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10691, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .