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Dr Belle Evans Anderson Gemmell

Birth
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 18 Nov 1960 (aged 97)
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot E_43_4
Memorial ID 152665 · View Source
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Funeral services for Dr. Belle Anderson Gemmell who died November 18, 1960, were held in Salt Lake City. She was the widow of Robert C. Gemmell, former general manager of the old Utah Copper Company and a pioneer in the development of the Bingham open-pit copper mine.
Mrs. Anderson received her doctor of medicine degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in the late 80's. She was born June 7, 1863, in Salt Lake City, a daughter of Dr. W. F. and Isabella Evans Anderson. Her father was attending physician toBrigham Young. In 1888, she was married to Mr. Gemmell in Salt Lake City. He died in 1922.
After graduation from medical school, Dr. Gemmell practiced several years in Topeka, Kansas and Pendleton, Oregon. She returned to Salt Lake City to help her father with his practice while his health was failing. Dr. Gemmell went to Mexico with her husband to live in 1900, in the mining district of Zacatecas. During the three years she was there she treated acute and chronic diseases, and frequently, severe accident cases. She also vaccinated the village children and taught child care to the mothers.
Dr. Gemmell wrote from her father's notes and experiences, a history of the Medical Profession in Utah—1857 to 1880. She was a former associate editor of the Medical Woman's Journal, a member of the American Medical Association, the Salt Lake County Medical Association, and the American Association of University Women. She also served as Salt Lake County physician and as a member of the staff at St. Marks Hospital.—Newspaper clipping
Her sister, Justin Anderson McIntyre left Utah to study in a medical college and returned to Utah with her degree.
Our Pioneer Heritage
Volume 6
Pioneer Women Doctors
Belle Anderson Gemmell, M.D.
Emigrant's Guid



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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 152665
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Belle Evans Anderson Gemmell (7 Jun 1863–18 Nov 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 152665, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Nala (contributor 46984635) .