Dr Nettie Maria Stevens


Dr Nettie Maria Stevens

Cavendish, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death 4 May 1912 (aged 50)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Old West Division, Lot 23
Memorial ID 22434181 View Source

Daughter of Ephraim A. and Julia M. (Adams) Stevens.

Nettie is distinguished among those at Fairview Cemetery by virtue of her outstanding accomplishments in the field of biology.

After studying at Westfield Normal School (now Westfield State College) and completing the course of study in half the usual time, Ms. Stevens took a job teaching at Westford Academy from 1885 - 1892. She then attended Stanford University, graduating with a M.A. in 1900, and Bryn Mawr, teaching and earning a Ph.D. in 1903.

The daughter of a local carpenter and graduate of Westford Academy, she died prematurely at Johns Hopkins University Hospital due to a fall in 1912.

Instrumental, with Edmund Beecher Wilson & T. H. Morgan in discovery of chromosomal differences in the sexes.

In 1994 she was inducted into the National Woman's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY.

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  • Created by: Denise
  • Added: 24 Oct 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 22434181
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Nettie Maria Stevens (7 Jul 1861–4 May 1912), Find a Grave Memorial ID 22434181, citing Fairview Cemetery, Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Denise (contributor 46820671) .