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DR. Walter REED 1851-1902 Arlington Nat'l Cem

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Re: Walter Reed and family

Posted: 11 Jul 2002 11:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Reed
Hi. I'm having the same problem. My ggrandfather was Harry Reed from IL.(died in MO). I was told he is a relative of Walter Reed. Harry was born abt 1885ish so he probably isn't a brother, but maybe a nephew of Walter Reed?
This is what I have found so far, but I'm looking for siblings of Walter Reed and their children. Can anyone help?
ID: I17034
Name: Walter Reed
Given Name: Walter
Surname: Reed
NPFX: Dr.
NSFX: Md 1
Title: Md
Sex: M
Birth: 14 Jan 1856 in Belroi, Glouchester County, Virginia 2 1
Death: 23 Nov 1902 in Washington, District Of Columbia 1
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
Reference Number: 17034
Event: LDS Church Records 4 Jun 1997 1
Event: Occupation
Note: US Army doctor who developed cure for Yellow Fever during construction of Panama Canal 1
Change Date: 12 Jul 2001 at 17:26
OBJE:
FORM: jpg
FILE: C:\LEGACY\PICTURES\Reed-dr. Walter and family stone.jpg
Title: Dr. Walter Reid Stone
_DATE: Feb 6, 2001
_SCBK: Y
_PRIM: Y
_TYPE: PHOTO
OBJE:
FORM: jpg
FILE: C:\LEGACY\PICTURES\Reed-dr Walter house in MurfreesboroNC.jpg
Title: Dr. Walter Reid home
Note: Dr Walter Reed house in Murfreesboro, North Carolina
_DATE: Feb 6, 2001
_SCBK: Y
_TYPE: PHOTO
OBJE:
FORM: JPG
FILE: C:\LEGACY\PICTURES\Reed-Walter Dr. Birthplace.JPG
Title: Dr, Walter Reid Birthplace
_DATE: Feb 6, 2001
_SCBK: Y
_TYPE: PHOTO
Note:
Walter Reed was born on September 13, 1851, in a small country home at
Belroi, Gloucester County, Virginia. He was the last of five children of the
Reverend Lemuel Sutton Reed and his wife Pharaba White. His father was a
minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, who moved every two years to a
different circuit of the church.

It was during a two year service (1851-1852) that Walter was born. He
studied medicine at the University of Virginia. On July 1, 1869 Walter and
nine other students received their M.D. degrees. He stood third in his class
and was the youngest graduate of the Medical Department. Two years after
receiving his diploma from Bellevue Hospital Medical College (New York
University Medical Center), Reed sought an appointment in the Medical Corps
of the United States Army and in 1875 he was commissioned as Assistant
Surgeon, with the rank of first lieutenant.

In this same year he married Miss Emilie Lawrence, of Murfreesboro, North
Carolina. He had two children Walter Lawrence Reed born at Fort Apache
(1877) and Emilie Lawrence Reed born at Fort Omaha (1883). Stricken with
appendicitis, he died of acute peritonitis on November 23, 1902. On the
granite shaft over his grave is a bronze tablet with the legend: "He gave to
man control over that dreadful scourge, yellow fever." Even more suitable
than bronze as a memorial is the Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington,
D.C., established by the United States Army in 1906.
1

Father: Lemuel Sutton Reed b: 1825 in Gloucester County, Virginia Formed 1651 From York County
Mother: Pharaba White b: 1827 in Gloucester County, Virginia Formed 1651 From York County

Marriage 1 Emily Blackwell Lawrence b: 14 Jan 1856 in Murfreesboro, Hertford County, North Carolina
Note: Reference Number:67807
Married: 25 Apr 1876 3 1
Change Date: 12 Jul 2001
Children
Walter Lawrence Reed b: 1877 in Fort Apache, Navajo County, Arizonia
Emilie Lawrence "Blossom" Reed b: 12 Jul 1883 in Fort Omaha, Nebraska

Sources:
Abbrev: Jennifer O'Steen <jenno@cableamericahsa.com>
Abbrev: Lawrence Genealogy by Kenan B. Lawrence
Author: Kenan B. Lawrence
Publication: Raleigh, NC Public Library Genealogy area by Jesse Lawrence 5/20/1997
Page: Page 21
Quality: 3
Abbrev: Historical Southern Families Vol.5 page 238 by John Bennett Boddie 1958, NC State Library, interpreted by Jesse Lawrence 6/1/97
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jenosteen66 23 Nov 2000 9:34PM GMT 
GLASSLADY2443... 27 Dec 2000 8:12PM GMT 
jenosteen66 28 Dec 2000 11:35AM GMT 
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