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Mary Althea Parker

Mary Parker (1906-2003) was born in Oxford, North Carolina. When she was two, her family moved to Cuba. She later moved to Asheville, NC, then to Texas. She attended nursing school at the Southwestern College of the Mississippi Valley (now Rhodes College) in 1924. After graduating, Parker moved back to Asheville to work at the Highland Hospital.

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