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Ellinwood, Charles Norman


Age: 30, credited to Cambridge, VT
Unit(s): 74th IL INF
Service: SURG, 74th IL INF

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Birth: 04/12/1836, Cambridge, VT
Death: 01/04/1917

Burial: Olivet Memorial Park, Colma, CA
Marker/Plot: Mass grave
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 177543311


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/3/1912, CA; widow Elizabeth S., 8/20/1917, CA
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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Olivet Memorial Park, Colma, CA

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Dr. Ellinwood, Famed in U.S., Dies, Aged 83
Aided in Organizing Public Health Service; Graduate in 1858 as Physician.

Dr. Charles Norman Ellinwood, one of the best-known surgeons in the United States, died last night at his residence, 2739 Pacific avenue, after a brief illness. He was 83 years old.

Dr. Ellinwood aided in the organization of the United States public health service and established several units of the U.S. Marine Hospital service. He was former president of Cooper Medical College.

Dr. Ellinwood was born in Cambridge, Vermont. He was graduated from Rush Medical College, Chicago, in 1858 and studied in New York, Paris and London.

In 1862 he was commissioned surgeon of the Seventy-fourth Regulars and the Illinois Volunteers. He served as surgeon-major in the United States army in the field through the Civil War until 1865, serving as brigadier (sic) and division surgeon, and was in charge of division and post hospital.

He came to California in 1867 and was appointed professor of physiology in the Medical College of the Pacific, and later occupied the same chair in its successor, the Cooper Medical College. Later he was transferred to the chair of clinical surgery and succeeded the founder of the college, Dr. Levi C. Lane, as president in 1902.

He was appointed Surgeon of the United States Marine Hospital Service, and located, supervised the construction and conducted its hospital in San Francisco. He also received the transfer of Bedloe's Island in New York harbor, and opened and conducted the first United States Marine Hospital in New York harbor.

He aided Dr. James M. Woodworth in the organization of the United States Public Health Service in connection with the United States Marine Hospital Service.

He served as regent of the University of California as surgeon in chief of the San Francisco and German hospitals and was author of numerous medical essays.

He leaves a widow, Elizabeth S. Ellinwood; Charlotte Ellinwood Greer, of Seattle; Charles Norman Ellinwood, Lathrop McD. Ellinwood, and Veranus Ellinwood, all of San Francisco.

Source: The San Francisco Examiner, 5 Jan 1917. Page 1.

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