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Bessica F Medlar Raiche

 (1876 - 1932)
Bessica F. Medlar Raiche was active/lived in California, Wisconsin.  Bessica Raiche is known for painting.

Biography   Bessica F. Medlar Raiche

Born in Beloit, WS on April 23, 1876. In the 1890s Raiche studied miniature painting in Paris. While on Long Island in 1910, she was the first woman to fly an airplane. Raiche settled in Los Angeles in 1913. As well as an artist, she was also a physician. A suicide by chloroform, she died in Balboa Beach, CA on April 9, 1932.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
City Directory; Death record; NY Times, 4-12-1932.

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