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 Mattie Eliza <I>Howard</I> Coleman

Mattie Eliza Howard Coleman

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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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : 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 .