Marguerite Standish Cockett

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Marguerite Standish Cockett
Marguerite Standish Cockett, M.D. (August 7, 1878 - 1954) in 1916.jpg
Cockett at the 38th National Archery Association tournament on August 24, 1916 at Hudson County Park in Jersey City, New Jersey
Born (1878-08-07)August 7, 1878
Cooperstown, New York
Died April 19, 1954(1954-04-19) (aged 75)
San Diego, California

Marguerite Standish Cockett, M.D. (August 7, 1878 - April 19, 1954), was an archer, author, artist and World War I ambulance driver.[1]

Biography[edit]

She was born on August 7, 1878 in Cooperstown, New York to Willard A. Cockett and Ollie Wood. She graduated from the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1905. She was a resident physician at New England Hospital from 1905 to 1906. She did her specialty training in ophthalmology in Paris and London from 1909 to 1910.[1]

On August 24, 1916 she participated in the 38th National Archery Association tournament at Hudson County Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.[2]

During World War I she started a female ambulance driver group with Hope Butler for the Twentieth French Army Corp where they served in Serbia.[1]

She moved back to Cooperstown, New York in 1919. She lived with Marjorie Jackson, and together they operated an antique store they started in 1922.[3]

She died in April 19, 1954 in San Diego, California.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Benjamin F. Shearer (2007). "Marguerite Standish Cockett". Home Front Heroes: A Biographical Dictionary of Americans During Wartime. ISBN 9780313334214. Retrieved 2014-08-06.
  2. ^ "Dr. Elmer Still Leads" (PDF). New York Times. August 24, 1916. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  3. ^ a b "Dr. Crockett Rites Saturday". Daily Star. April 30, 1954. Retrieved 2014-08-06.

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