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Mrs. Sophia Louttit, 89, of Plain Meeing House Road in West Greenwich, Rhode Island, died July 18, 1963, at the Hattie Ide Chaffee Home in East Providence. She was the widow of William E. Louttit.
Mrs. Louttit was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, a daughter of the late Thomas and Georgeanna (Davis) Robley. She came to Providence in 1898 to study nursing and was a resident of Pawtuxet Neck in Cranston for many years.
Mrs. Louttit was the oldest living graduate of the old Homeopathic Hospital School of Nursing, and was active in the Hospital Aid Association of Roger Williams General Hospital for many years.
Mrs. Louttit donated the William Easton Louttit Memorial School to West Greenwich in 1936.
She gave two seals to Roger Williams Park a year earlier.
While training as a nurse, Sophia Robley met her future husband. He was one of her patients.
She had come to Providence from Nova Scotia because she grew tired of small town life.
After she became engaged to Mr. Louttit, she decided to see some of the country before their marriage. She took a job in Helena, Mont., and there nursed Penyam Bill, a gold prospector who was a friend of Eugene Field, the poet.
She was a member of Trinity Church in Pawtuxet.
Survivors include two sons, W. Easton Louttit, Jr. of West Greewich and T. Robley Louttit of Barrington, five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.