For the past 11 years, The Five Mile Beach Sun in Wildwood, NJ has been honoring the legacy of Dr. Margaret Mace with this eventful photo shoot, where a handful of Dr. Mace’s
6,000 babies that she delivered gather together for a reunion every July at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse.Margaret Mace was born in Leicester, England and came to America in 1874. Around 1880 her family settled in Anglesea at a home on Spruce & New Jersey Aves.
She attended grammar school and upon graduation, went to Bridgeton Institute to become a teacher. She wanted to become a nurse and began to pursue her passion for helping people. Dr. Mace graduated with her degree in medicine in 1905 from the Women’s College of Medicine in Philadelphia. She began her practice in North Wildwood at 17th & Atlantic Aves., later moving her expanding practice to an office at Chestnut & New Jersey Aves.
She then opened her hospital at 25th & Atlantic in 1915. It remained in operation for 35 years until 1950. Dr. Margaret Mace passed away at 81 years of age on December 16, 1951.
For the past 10 years, we have honored her with this eventful photo shoot, where a handful of her 6,000 babies that she delivered gather together for a reunion.
Perhaps the best tribute to this great woman are her own words which she spoke at the time of her first testimonial in 1929. She said, “There is no place on earth like my home town; no people like my home people; I came here when it was a wilderness; it is one of the finest places in the world, in my work I have tried to do my best, but I had help, helped by the hand of God.”