Newcastle Village and District Historical Society
Sons and Daughters of Newcastle
Dr. Annie Ella Carveth Higbee (1865-1965)
Dr. Annie Higbee was born in Port Hope. She received her medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1893. In 1912 she moved with her family to homestead near Grand Prairie, Alberta. Dr. Higbee was the first female pioneer medical practitioner in Canada making her rounds either by horseback or by a team of oxen. Her Older brother was one of the founders of Toronto Western Hospital where Dr. Higbee worked as an anesthetist for ten years on her return from Alberta before moving to Newcastle. She did General Practice in Newcastle from 1929-1939.