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Elizabeth Rabb Beatty 1856-1939

Elizabeth Rabb Beatty 1856-1939

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Elizabeth Rabb Beatty 1856-1939

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville
The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands
In Lansdowne, on the northeast corner of
Road 3 and Beatty Street, north of Road 34

Coordinates: N 44 24.520 W 76 01.091


Plaque Text

One of the earliest Canadian female medical missionaries, Elizabeth Rabb Beatty was born near Caintown and moved to Lansdowne where she attended local schools. She taught in Leeds County before entering Queen's University, Kingston, to study medicine. Graduating in 1884, she was sent by the Presbyterian Women's Foreign Missionary Society to Indore, Central India. Two years later she was joined by another medical missionary, Dr. Marion Oliver, with whom she co-operated in the opening of a women's hospital in 1891. By winning the confidence of the local population, the doctors helped to lay the foundation of the success of the mission's educational and religious work. Forced to return to Canada because of illness, Dr. Beatty retired in 1892 and lived here until her death.

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Leeds and the Thousand Islands Plaques

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