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Dora E. Lee (1876-1963)
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Born: 8 Mar 1876 North Carolina.
Married: John Thomas Wilder (1830-1917) the son of Rueben Wilder (1797-1880) and Mary Merritt (1794-1882) on 3 Sep 1904 in Transylvania, North Carolina. 2
Died: 29 Jul 1963 Monterey, Putnam County, Tennessee. 1
Buried: .

Dora E. Lee
8 Mar 1876-29 Jul 1963

Spouse and Children

       John Thomas Wilder

Dora graduated from the College of Medicine at Knoxville and was the first woman to pass the medical examination in the state of Tennessee.3


  1. "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966." Database with images.FamilySearch. https://FamilySearch.org
  2. Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011
  3. A History of Tennessee and Tennesseans By Will Thomas Hale,Dixon Lanier Merritt

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