Eliza Ann Grier

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Eliza Ann Grier was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina back in 1864 to George and Emily.  Moving to Nashville, Tennessee she studied teaching at Fisk University.  She continued her education at the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania attending from 1890 to 1897. 

After graduation, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia specializing in obstetrics and gynecology.  After just four years of private practice she fell ill and had to close her practice in 1901.  She moved to Albany, Georgia where she died in 1902, she was 38.

What you may not know about Eliza is that she was the first African-American woman licensed to practice medicine in the State of Georgia

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray another powerful woman leading the way for other women.....

Eliza Ann Grier - Wikipedia


Apr 29, 2020 03:29 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

And Influenza took another life too soon!

Make yourself an astonishing day.


Apr 29, 2020 04:09 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - entering the field of medicine for anyone is a noteworthy accomplishment.  Each deserve our praise.  Eliza seems to have paved other roads as well.   

Apr 29, 2020 04:31 AM #3
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

That was a great feat in those days and it was sad to see her pass at such a young age.

Apr 29, 2020 04:40 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. She definitely was way ahead of her time leading the way! Enjoy your day!

Apr 29, 2020 04:47 AM #5
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

She accomplished all this in a time when segregation was the letter of the law. Truly astounding...

Happy Wednesday morning from the West Coast James Dray 

Apr 29, 2020 05:14 AM #6
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

A short but historic career James Dray . It's always a shame when any life is cut short.

Apr 29, 2020 05:52 AM #7
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

James, Eliza was a pioneer for women, and Nina will enjoy this one, being from Mecklenburg county.

Apr 29, 2020 06:40 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

She passed away too early in life, but it sounds like she brought a lot of good into the world before she did so.

Apr 29, 2020 06:56 AM #9
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Apr 29, 2020 07:23 AM #10
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

A true pioneer, James, from my adopted home county of Mecklenburg. Shame she died so young... one has to wonder what more she could have achieved with another 30+ years of life.

Apr 29, 2020 07:41 AM #11
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Always love these posts on the first person to do such and such, forging the way and providing an example for others on what can be achieved, shame her life was cut short, I am sure she would have accomplished a lot more if she had lived longer.

Apr 29, 2020 08:53 AM #12
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James,  A first for everything once again that you are teaching us here in the Rain.


Apr 29, 2020 09:09 AM #13
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James Dray - such a talented woman and sad that she died so young.

Apr 29, 2020 10:16 AM #14
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Sounds like Eliza accomplished plenty in a short amount of time. She definitely lived her life to the fullest.

Apr 29, 2020 01:50 PM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

HI James- only 38- so young and look at what she achieved.

Apr 29, 2020 07:49 PM #16
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - What a great inspiration and a tragedy that she couldn't inspire more women because of early death. 

Apr 29, 2020 07:57 PM #17
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

Another impressive and well deserved achievement! Bravo for Dr. Grier! Too bad her life was cut so short!! Imagine what she might have done in her field.


Apr 29, 2020 10:42 PM #18
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow now why can not get more public information like this out instead of all the garbage that is on the news...Endre

Apr 29, 2020 11:57 PM #19
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi James,
I do love to hear about women who were the first at doing something. Eliza wasn't allowing any barriers to stop her from accomplishing her goals was she? Too bad she died so young. 

May 01, 2020 12:37 PM #20
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