Person:Dr. Milton Columbus Baldridge

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Dr. Milton Columbus Baldridge


From Helion Lodge #1
 Medical Doctor

Born:May 12, 1832, Cornersville, TN
Died:January 9, 1895, Huntsville, AL
Buried:Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, AL

Notes:

•  Master Mason - Helion Lodge Webpage

•  "Dr. Baldridge was president of The Medical Association of the State of Alabama in 1889 and president of the Madison County Health Board from 1887 to 1894. His son, Dr. Felix Edgar Baldridge, was president of the Madison County Medical Society in 1916." - Find A Grave

•  Assistant Surgeon 27th Alabama Infantry

•  Children, by first marriage, 1. James Alexander, d. October 6, 1856; 2. Viola Beatrice, m. Bently H. Brooks, Paris, Tex.; 3. Mollle Bertie, d. March, 1866; 4. Felix Edgar, Huntsville; 5. Stella Corvin, Huntsville; 6. Percy, d. 1872; 7. Katie, Huntsville; by second marriage, 8. Milton C., Jr. - Alabama Biography

•  Son of William and Elizabeth Caroline (Mitchell) Baldridge. The former a native of North Carolina born in 1809, the latter of Scotch-Irish descent. - Alabama Biography

•  "He was raised on a farm; received a common school education; followed the tanner's trade, the trade of his father, for several years; and began to study medicine in 1850, at Florence, under Dr. Jefferson P. Mitchell. He attended lectures in the Medical College of Ohio, at Cincinnati, and practiced medicine under a license from a state board of examiners until 1874, when he graduated in Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York. He enlisted in the medical department of the C. S. Army; served as assistant surgeon in the Twenty-seventh Alabama and the Fortyeighth Tennessee regiments, until failing health forced him to abandon the service. After the war he practiced in Madison County until 1871, when he moved to Huntsville. He was elected health officer of Madison County in 1882. He is ex-president of the State Medical Association; president of the Madison County Medical Society; chairman of the Board of Medical Examiners; member of the American Public Health Association; and fellow of the Southern Surgical and Gynecological Association. He has contributed several papers to medical journals and to the transactions of the State Medical Association." - Alabama Biography

•  He was a member of all Masonic bodies, was an Odd Fellow, Knight of Pythias, and a Knight of Honor. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, South. - Alabama Biography

•  Married: (1) July 16, 1855, Miss N. C. Neely, daughter of Anderson P. and Eliza M. (Cannon) Neely, of Lauderdale County, died April, 1878; (2) In September, 1880. Ella M. Johnson, daughter of Andrew and Sarah E. Johnson of Huntsville. - Alabama Biography


Related Links:
•  Alabama Biography - History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 3, by Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, © 1921, p. 79.

•  Find A Grave - Page (with bio and photo) created by Stubby Tate.
•  Helion Lodge Webpage - Gives dates he served as Master; includes photo




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