Who Was Doctor Susan Anderson?

Our chapter is named in honor of Doctor Susan Anderson (1870-1960). She graduated with a medical degree from the University of Michigan. In 1907, she moved to Fraser, Colorado, where she thought the high mountain air could improve her health. “Doc Susie,” as the local folks called her, treated people in several towns along the railway. She delivered babies, cared for the sick, treated injuries of the ranchers, farmers, railway and tunnel workers, logging men, and sometimes even animals! She cared for people during the major influenza epidemic of 1918. In 1926, she became the Coroner of Grand County. As a professional, she inspired young girls to pursue lives beyond the drudgery of most women of that era.