December 4, 2010
Doctor M. V. Mayfield arrived in Mena (Polk County) around 1918 and quickly became a respected physician. Approximately eight years after arriving, the seventy-nine-year-old doctor was found ill at home. While Mayfield was being bathed, it was revealed that the respected doctor had the anatomy of a woman. Mary Victor Mayfield’s story briefly became something of an area sensation. Mayfield died about three years after the secret was revealed and is buried south of Mena in the Gann Cemetery.