Nettie Stevens
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Nettie Marie Stevens (1861 - 1912)

Dr Nettie Marie Stevens
Born in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United Statesmap
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Died in Baltimore, Maryland, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 7 Jul 2016 | Last significant change: 7 Jul 2020
20:21: Edison Williams edited the Primary Photo for Nettie Marie Stevens (1861-1912). [Thank Edison for this]
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Nettie Stevens is Notable.
  • Noted for her research of chromosomes as the basis of sex. Edmund Beecher Wilson is also given this distinction, though their research was independent of each others.[1]
  • daughter of Ephraim Stevens & Julia Adams
  • 1903 PhD
  • died of breast cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • buried in Westford, Mass. cemetery alongside father and sister.
  • 7 July 2016 commemorated in a Google Doodle[2]
  • buried in Westford, Mass. by her mother, Julia Adams Stevens[3]


  1. Wikipedia: Nettie Stevens, accessed 7 July 2016
  2. Google Doodle: Nettie Stevens' 155th Birthday
  3. Find A Grave Memorial #22434181, accessed 7 July 2016
  • "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 November 2018), Nettie Maria Stevens, 7 Jul 1861; citing Birth, Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States, various town clerks and records divisions, Vermont; FHL microfilm 005464902.

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