Partner Sara Josephine Baker
37 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023
33 W 96th St, New York, NY 10025
Harmony Grove Cemetery Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Dr Florence Marion "Flitty" Laighton (December 21, 1871 – January 15, 1943) was a medical doctor. Upon graduating second in her class in 1898, Sara Josephine Baker began a year-long internship at the New England Hospital for Women and Children in Boston. At the hospital, Jo met a friend, Dr. Florence Marion Laighton. Florence was Jo's roommate. Like Jo, she was an intern. Together they would teach each other everything they learned. When the intership was over, Florence and Jo decided to move to New York together. They were going to share an apartment, and share an office at 33 West 96th Street. They would live and work together. This was to be Baker's longest relationship.
Florence Marion Laighton was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the daughter of Charles Mills Laighton (1835–1900) and Florence Sullivan Peduzzi (1843–1926). She had a twin sister, Emily Sullivan Laighton (1871–1892). Laighton graduated in medicine from the Woman's Medical College of the New York Infirmary for Women and Children in 1898; she was elected a Fellow of the Academy on May 19, 1907. Dr Laighton was a member of the American Medical Association and the State and Country Medical Societies.
She worked as Medical examiner for NY Life Insurance Co., from 1900 to 1905; Medical examiner for the NY Civil Service Commission from 1915 to 1917; Physician to the Women's Trade Union League, from 1913 to 1916 and Director of the Vivisection Investigation League.
She died in New York City on January 15, 1943.
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