Mary Josephine Tenney, M.D., born in Mars Hill, Ind., 9 Mch. 1841, daughter of Perkins A. and Mary (Rowe). When an infant she removed with her parent to Wolfcreek, Ia., there living until she was ten years of age, more than a mile from the old log schoolhouse, the windows of which were apertures formed by missing logs. Two or three months would have covered her school days here. Her training was not neglected, but was attended to by a loving and intelligent mother. The removal of the family to Ainsworth furnished her with the opportunity of attending the high school and the University of Iowa City. At the age of twenty she commenced teaching, and taught thirty-one terms in the country and graded schools. In 1874-75 she attended the Medical School at Iowa City, and in 1876 the Medical School at Keokuk, la. She was the only lady in a class of fifty-two, graduated with honors of a high grade, and settled in Oskaloosa, la., where she has success, and heartily enjoys her loved profession.
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