Viewing Florence M. Ridgway (1883-1952).
Florence Ridgway's father and two uncles were doctors and a third a dentist. Following family tradition, she decided to become a doctor. She graduated the Hamline University Medical School with degrees of Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery in 1906, and joined her father in his medical practice. But it was not satisfying, and so she decided to become lawyer. She attended the University of Minnesota Law School, graduating in 1913, at age thirty. For the next thirty-five years she practiced law in Minneapolis. At the same time, her love of music led her to become an accomplished pianist. She died on October 16, 1952, at age sixty-nine. The following year a short tribute to this remarkable doctor-lawyer-musician was read at memorial services of the Hennepin County Bar Association.