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Individual Record -- Hanks, Horace Tracy


Age: 0, credited to Randolph, VT
Unit(s): 30th NY INF
Service: ASURG 30th NY INF

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Birth: 06/27/1837, Vermont
Death: 11/18/1900

Burial: East Bethel Cemetery, Bethel, VT
Marker/Plot: 35
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 95761234


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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East Bethel Cemetery, Bethel, VT

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Last Sunday, at his home on Madison Avenue in New York Horace Tracy Hanks M. D., LL. D., died of Bright's disease, in the 64th year of his age. At 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon funeral services were held at the Baptist Church of Epiphany. Interment was at East Bethel beside the remains of his first wife, who was Miss. Martha F. Fiske, daughter of Benjamin G. Fiske of East Bethel.

Members of a large number of societies to which he belonged were present at the funeral, including the Society of Sons of the Revolution. Loyal Legion, Medical Society of the County of New York, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He was a Mason, a member of the Grand Army, of the Republican and Quill Clubs society, of Medical Jurisprudence, New England society, and others.

He was born in East Randolph in 1837, a son of Theophilus Stephens ad Lenda Tracy Hanks. He shared the educational privilege of six children of the family, and was tutored at Randolph Center and Royalton Academy. He was graduated from the medical department at U. V. M., in 1858, and from the Albany Medical College in 1861, after which he enlisted, and served as assistant surgeon of the New York Volunteers.

After the death of his wife in 1865, he located in New York, and in 1872 he was appointed attending physician and surgeon for women at the DeWitt Dispensary, where he served ten years, during which time he treated over 7, 000 patients, and performed many important operations.

In 1889 he was appointed surgeon of the Woman's Hospital, and for the past 15 years has been professor of women's diseases at the New York Post Graduate Medical School and Hospital. He has been a lecturer at Dartmouth College, and is well known as a prolific and learned writer upon medical subjects, and as an inventor of surgical instruments. Two years he served as president of the New York Medical Society, and has also been president of the Baptist Social Union of New York.

A life of rare influence has ended, but his teachings, and his influence, will continue to be felt in his chosen line. He has numerous friends in his native town who will learn of his death with sorrow.

West Randolph Herald and News, Nov. 22, 1900
Courtesy of Deanna French

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