Dr. Louise Klehm, Veteran Physician, Dies in 70th Year: Countryside Doctor Gave Lifetime Service To Her Community [obituary]

Title

Dr. Louise Klehm, Veteran Physician, Dies in 70th Year: Countryside Doctor Gave Lifetime Service To Her Community [obituary]

Description

Newspaper obituary and funeral notice for Dr. A. Louise Klehm summarizes her life and gives information regarding her funeral. Dr. A. Louise Klehm attended Chicago Baptist Hospital Nursing School, and then the University of Illinois, Chicago Medical School. She had an internship with Dr. Rachelle Yarros at Hull House and studied in Europe. Her medical practice served Niles Center [Skokie], Morton Grove and Edgebrook, Illinois, and she was known for riding a horse-drawn carriage to visit her patients, until buying a Model T Ford automobile in 1912. She broke her arm cranking the car, yet still delivered a baby with her arm in a splint. It was believed that she delivered as many as 3000 babies. She was also able to thwart Black Hand Gang threats. Dr. A. Louise Klehm was also a founding staff member of St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois. founder of the Niles Center Women's Club, and served as a nurse during the Spanish-American War at Fort Sheridan and in Florida. After retirement, Dr. Klehm lived at 4724 N. Sacramento Blvd. with Miss Cora K. Schultz. Her parents were George C. Klehm and Eliza Harms Klehm. Her surviving siblings at the time of her death were Mrs. Lydia Harms, Mrs. Emma Harrer, Miss Alma Klehm, Mrs. Florence Freund, Herbert Klehm, Harold W. Klehm, and Raymond Klehm. Her funeral services were held at the chapel at 8057 Niles Center Road, and she was buried at St. Peter's Evangelical Cemetery in Skokie, Illinois.

Date

1941

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Medium

clippings (information artifacts)

Source

Skokie Historical Society, Skokie, Illinois

Spatial Coverage

Skokie -- Illinois -- United States

Citation

“Dr. Louise Klehm, Veteran Physician, Dies in 70th Year: Countryside Doctor Gave Lifetime Service To Her Community [obituary],” Skokie History Digital Collections, accessed May 24, 2020, https://skokiehistory.omeka.net/items/show/991.