Sunday, July 14, 2013

Winifred Viers Wooster.

Picture plub. date 1918.
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Dr Winifred Viers Wooster.

Birth: Jun. 13, 1891, Wauseon, Fulton County, Ohio.
Death: Oct. 25, 1967, Salina, Saline County, Kansas.

Winifred Viers was born June 13, 1891, at Wauseon, Ohio. She died at Asbury hospital, Salina.

The Viers family moved to Minneapolis, Kansas, in 1908 while Winifred was a student in college. She and David T. Wooster were married at the Viers home in Minneapolis on June 13, 1922, and lived most of their married lives in Minneapolis.

Dr. Wooster practiced medicine in Minneapolis for more than 50 years, delivered more than 1000 babies and was the only woman in the United States to be a county coroner. She began practice in Minneapolis in 1912, hanging her shingle in the office of her father, the late Dr. H. N. Viers, a veterinarian.

Dr. Wooster, known affectionately as "Dr. Winifred," also served as county health officer. She was a member of the American Medical Association, state and county medical associations, the American Women's Medical association, the Order of the Eastern Star, Business and Professional Women, and was a charter member of the Minneapolis PEO. She also was a member of the AMA's 50-Year club. Dr. Wooster belonged to the Minneapolis Presbyterian Church. Survivors included the widower, an aunt and several cousins.

Husband: David T. Wooster (1891 - 1976).

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kansas.

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