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Elizabeth Gavino Hubert Lushington

 
 
Elizabeth Gavino Hubert Lushington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 14, 2021
1. Elizabeth Gavino Hubert Lushington Marker
Inscription.  
Elizabeth Gavino Hubert Lushington (1873-1929) was born in Antigua and came to the United States as a ward of Bishop Hubert, a minister of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church in New York City. In 1890 she married Augustus Nathaniel Lushington of Trinidad, a veterinary surgeon, who was one of the first Negroes to earn a DVM Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1897. In Lynchburg his veterinary office was at 1005 Fifth Street. He was also an early probation officer for the City, first as a volunteer, then on a paid basis. Dr. Lushington is featured in the 1921 Virginia Edition of History of the American Negro.

Two of the five Lushington children, Helena and Octavia, are buried in unmarked graves beside their mother. Another daughter, Drucilla L. Moultrie, taught in the Lynchburg Public Schools for 47 years.

In an era when a woman's achievement was judged by the success of her husband and children, Elizabeth Lushington was a woman of great stature. Her simple gravemarker is just beyond the Pride Family Plot to the east.
 
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African AmericansAnimalsScience & MedicineWomen. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ⛪ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 37° 24.884′ N, 79° 9.343′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Taylor Street, 0.1 miles north of 4th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Taylor St, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of Sawney Early, Malinda Speece, and Their Descendants (here, next to this marker); Daniel Butler (here, next to this marker); John and Rachel Kinkle (here, next to this marker); "Col'd" Gravestones (a few steps from this marker); Amelia Elizabeth Perry (a few steps from this marker); Jennie Hicks (within shouting distance of this marker); Unmarked Graves (within shouting distance of this marker); Uncle Sawney (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on August 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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