Dr. Sarah G. Jones Passes Away

May 13, 1905


The only black female physician in Virginia passes away at her home after building up “a large and devoted patronage” through her work.


Dr. Sarah G. Jones, the only practicing female physician of color in this state died at her palatial residence, 908 N. Third St., Thursday morning. She was a graduate of the Medical Department of Howard University. Her husband, Dr. M. B. Jones is a specialist in ear, throat and eye troubles.

She was a skillful physician and had built up a large and devoted patronage. Her complexion was fair and no one would have presumed that she was a member of the colored race. Her death will be generally regretted and her large number of friends will mourn her departure as a personal loss.
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