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Dr. Alpheus B. Green, Sr.

Calvary Cemetery
Old Calvary, Block 75, Lot H, Space 12
(April 6th 1878- February 6th, 1948)

 Dr. Alpheus B. Green, Sr. picture

Dr. A. B. Green attended Leonard Medical School at Shaw University in Raleigh, South Carolina. The school was a pioneering institution in southern African-American higher education. Upon graduation, Dr. Green began a long and distinguished medical career in Norfolk and Princess Anne Counties, the present-day cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He was a founding member of the Old Dominion Medical Society, and built the Medical Arts and Science Building in Berkeley, the first facility of its kind in that area.

┬áDr. Green’s family practice provided much needed medical services to the rural people of Norfolk and Princess Anne counties, often at no charge to destitute patients. He was lauded for his genteel manner, generosity, and willingness to assist his patients beyond his duties as a physician. When he died in1948, the Journal and Guide, Norfolk’s African-American newspaper, lamented that his death marked passing of the era of rural “family doctors”, who traveled throughout Tidewater’s counties making house-calls to sick patients. He was married to Eleanor Green. They had one son, Dr. A. B. Green, Jr.

Death Takes Dr. A. B. Green, Sr.
New Journal and Guide (1916-2003); Feb 7, 1948;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003)
pg. B1

Dr. A. B. Green Sr., Prominent Physician, is Given Final Rites
New Journal and Guide (1916-2003); Feb 14, 1948;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003)
pg. 4

Dr. Green's Death Points To Passing Of The "Family Doctor"
New Journal and Guide (1916-2003); Feb 21, 1948;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003)
pg. 10

Remains Of Dr. A. B. Green Sr. Being Borne From the Church
New Journal and Guide (1916-2003); Feb 14, 1948;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003)
pg. B3


Biographical information provided by Norfolk Bureau of Cemeteries.

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