Sarah Lamb Cushing, MD

(1818–1919) Dr. Sarah was the first woman doctor in Western New York. She voted at a school meeting of the first district of Lockport, NY, following the passage of the bill to prevent disfranchisement in 1885. 

Dr. Sarah also endowed the Cushing Fund on Dec. 31, 1910, providing Lockport City Hospital with the income "for the benefit of poor and deserving women, young and old, who are residents of Niagara County who shall be in need of hospital care."

Cold Springs Cemetery

Section K. Lot 19

4849 Cold Springs Road, Lockport, NY 14094

Niagara County

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