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Eldering, Grace (5 Sept. 1900–31 Aug. 1988), public health leader and bacteriologist, was born in Hysham, Montana, the eldest child of Herman Joseph Eldering, Sr., who was born in Holland, and Mary Grierson, who was born in Scotland. “Early-day” pioneers in Hysham, her parents established farming and ranching operations on land purchased from the Northern Pacific Railroad....

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Kendrick, Pearl L. (24 Aug. 1890–8 Oct. 1980), public health leader and bacteriologist known for developing the whooping cough vaccine, was born in Wheaton, Illinois, the middle child of Milton H. Kendrick and Ella Shaver Kendrick. Her father, a Protestant clergyman, moved his family from Illinois to Utica, New York, and later to Herkimer, New York....