We are looking for a DR. R. J. GRIMES male who lived in Martin or Edgecombe County (more specifically Robersonville but not sure of this??) We are hoping to discover HIS FIRST AND MIDDLE NAME,PARENTS NAMES, PLACE OF BIRTH, PRIMARY RESIDENCE, SCHOOL ATTENDED, and any other information that may be present. If there is access of any birth/death/coronor certificates present from late 1800's\\early 1900s of other people, he may have signed these as part of his job as a physician?? Or... if there are any hospitals around, maybe he is listed on the staff roster from this era. Or.... Perhaps as a civil war participant. Also, I understand there is a street/avenue/road in Robersonville named after Grimes and was wondering if this may be named after him or one of his decendants.
SO FAR, NORTH CAROLINA LIBRARY WAS ABLE TO FIND THE FOLLOWING:
Turner's _History of Edgecombe County_ has no reference to a Dr. Grimes in its index, while Manning's _ Martin County History_ refers only to a Dr. R. J. Grimes, residence "not known," who visited in Hassell in June 1901 (page 288). _Index to Biographies and Obituaries of North Carolina Physicians Published in North Carolina Medical Journals and Transactions, 1859-1946_ refers (page 29) to R. J. Grimes in the 1913 _Medical Society of the State of North Carolina Transactions_. The Transactions report (1913: pages 209-210 that Dr. R. J. Grimes, b. 1852, m. 1879 to Frances Whichard, d. Bethel, N.C. 9/28/1913, children "Mrs. Mayo and Miss Effie." The Grimes-Llewllyn Families is not indexed so that our staff is unable to search for references to an individual for correspondents. Without a first name for Dr. Grimes, you will not be able to search for a Civil War record.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.Swissysue@yahoo.com
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