Louisiana's First Black Female Physician Dr. Emma Wakefield~Paillet

Louisiana's First Black Female Physician Dr. Emma Wakefield~Paillet (HM2E7B)

Location: New Iberia, LA 70560 Iberia Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 0.371', W 91° 49.109'

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(November 21,1868-August 26, 1946)

In 1897, Dr. Emma Wakefield became the first
Black woman to earn a medical degree in Louisiana.
Born and raised in New Iberia to state senator
Samuel Wakefield & Amelia Valentine Wakefield,
Emma graduated with honors from the medical
department of New Orleans University and was
licensed to practice medicine in Louisiana and
California. She married Joseph Oscar Paillet of
Opelousas in San Francisco in 1900.
HM NumberHM2E7B
Placed ByThe Iberia African American Historical Society (IAAHS)
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Date Added Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 613951 N 3320058
Decimal Degrees30.00618333, -91.81848333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 0.371', W 91° 49.109'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 0' 22.26" N, 91° 49' 6.5400000000001" W
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Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 121 W Main St, New Iberia LA 70560, US
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