Eva Josephine Jellett

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Eva Josephine Jellett was born in Dublin, Ireland back in 1868 to John and Dora.  Her father was a clergyman, mathematician and provost of Trinity College, Dublin.  She was first educated by a governess from Germany.  She started studying at Alexandra College.  She attended the Catholic University School of Medicine, St. Cecilia Street, Dublin.

After graduation she began as a clinical clerk in the Coombe Hospital in Dublin.  In 1906, she moved to India to take a position in the Dublin University Mission in Hazaribagh.  Upon her arrival she ran the newly founded women’s hospital St. Columba’s.  In 1919, he was promoted to head associate giving her control over all the female staff in India.  She retired in 1923 and moved to Switzerland.  She died in 1958, she was 90.

What you may not know about Eva is that she was the first woman graduate in medicine from Dublin University.

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Comments (20)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we'll come back later and try again, James Dray my "responsive file manager' is not "responding" well this morning!!!!!!!

Dec 10, 2020 03:37 AM
Michael Jacobs

Wonkiness appears to be a way of life with ActiveRain.  I appreciate the photos you find that accompany James' posts.  

Dec 10, 2020 05:46 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

A nice first and a great career.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 10, 2020 04:21 AM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

What a wonderful life, such dedication and she sure helped so many,

Dec 10, 2020 04:41 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

As they say, James... someone needs to be first. In this case if was Eva. She certainly had a full and interesting life.

Dec 10, 2020 04:44 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

She sounds like such a wonderful woman.  How about a series about your grandkids and great-grandkids?  I for one would love to hear about them and see what they look like!

Dec 10, 2020 05:07 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Nice to hear about thise who paved the way for others. Enjoy your day!

Dec 10, 2020 05:20 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - I wonder(but then I come to conclusions which might or might not be correct) why Eva went to India rather than stay in Ireland.  She seems to have had an interesting life.  

Dec 10, 2020 05:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Dec 10, 2020 06:20 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an interesting life Eva had, and how wonderful that she was the first woman to have a medical degree in Dublin...A

Dec 10, 2020 06:41 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Gotta love Eva for her passion in helping others both through education and medicine James Dray . An individual who puts others first is rare and worth their weight in gold.

Dec 10, 2020 06:42 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I enjoyed reading about Eva and her accomplishments. That must have been quite a role she held in India.

Dec 10, 2020 07:22 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James Dray - what a wonderful service like the Mother Teresa of medicine.

Dec 10, 2020 08:00 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning James and thanks for another important first to share with us here in the Rin.


Dec 10, 2020 09:38 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Your morning history lessons are always informative and eye-opening. Thank you for sharing 🎅

Happy Thursday morning James Dray 

Dec 10, 2020 09:53 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Obviously an interesting woman to follow the path she did and retire in Switzerland rather than go home to Ireland.

Dec 10, 2020 10:09 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hello James Dray thank you for bringing us another story of someone important to what our world has become today.

Dec 10, 2020 10:35 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- What an interesting woman and it's nice to see that she lived to 90!

Dec 10, 2020 11:11 AM
Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM
Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale

What a great career and life


Dec 10, 2020 11:22 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - Another trailblazer that should be remembered. 

Dec 10, 2020 01:30 PM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear James,

She must have been one tough broad to do this at that time. I bet, she had a lot of interesting stories to tell.

Jan 08, 2021 09:14 AM

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