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378- Dr. Mary Josie Rogers

Posted By Laura Yut, Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Name of Garden: Mary Josie's Garden

Address:  175 Fontainebleau Blvd. Miami, FL 33172

 Dedication: Dr. Mary Josie Rogers was born in Daytona beach, in 1876,and lived in the state of Florida all her life. Her father was David Dunham Rogers, another great Floridian. Following the steps of her father, this great woman was both the first female doctor of the place she was born in and the major of the same place. In 1907 Mary began her career in Daytona beach and in five years she was already chairman of the Health department of Florida. She was also involved in the struggle against women suffrage and became city commission by 1921. The next step in her success was to become the major by 1922.  Mary, besides being the major, kept working on her medical career as well and by 1946 she was elected chief of staff of a hospital called Halifax District Hospital. Later on three years after this election, she became the director of the hospital’s Historical Society. Mary was given the title of great Floridian and a plaque that said t. This plaque is now on her house in Daytona beach. She died in 1975.

Credit line for honoree's portrait: Wells family genealogy. The study of the family tree. August 12, 2010

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