Dr. Sarah E Maloy

Sarah Maloy is considered the first female physician in Riverside. Dr. Sarah Maloy and Mrs. Martha E. Hewitt conceived the forming of Riverside Womens Club. On January 7, 1896, the first meeting was held in Dr. Maloy’s office on Main Street. Dr. Maloy was elected president and held that position until 1898.
The purpose of the club was designed to make an organization “where character not social position or wealth should be the basis of club aristocracy.” The objective was to aid educational, social, and material improvement of the community.