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Haysi in Dickenson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dr. Tivis C. & Emma Sutherland

 
 
Dr. Tivis C. & Emma Sutherland Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
1. Dr. Tivis C. & Emma Sutherland Monument
Dr. Tivis Colley Sutherland (1880–1960).
Mrs. Emma B. Chase Sutherland (1888–1965).
Inscription.  “Doc Tiv,” as he was affectionately known, served the people of Haysi and the surrounding communities with sincere dedication. This monument is dedicated to his memory in recognition for his service to his fellow man. His efforts and numerous hours of attending the sick cannot be adequately represented by any man made item, but they will always be deeply appreciated in the hearts of those he helped. Emma, who Doc described as the person that “made me what I am” accompanies him here.
 
Erected by Haysi Kiwanis Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
 
Location. 37° 12.397′ N, 82° 17.714′ W. Marker is in Haysi, Virginia, in Dickenson County. Marker is on Main Street (Virginia Route 63) west of Dickinson Highway (Virginia Route 80), on the left when traveling west. It is in the Haysi Town Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Haysi VA 24256, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian and Settler Conflict (a few steps from this marker); Colley’s Cabin
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(approx. 2.2 miles away); Buchanan County / Dickenson County (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Crooked Road (approx. 5.3 miles away); Mill Rock Point Overlook (approx. 5.3 miles away); Mill Rock Point (approx. 5.3 miles away); Formation Of The Breaks (approx. 5˝ miles away); The Name Breaks (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haysi.
 
Also see . . .  Tivis Colley Sutherland: Pioneer Doctor of the Frying Pan. 1972 sketch by Bonnie Bell. Excerpt: When Tivis completed medical school the following year, he returned to Frying Pan where he purchased a horse for $180 and opened an office. His first patient was his cousin, Lee Sutherland, of Tiny. Tiv's father had died in 1906, and his son assumed the responsibility of supporting the family, which included sending his younger brother, Hoge, through high school and college. The young doctor remained in that small, isolated community for eleven years [before moving to Haysi], gaining a reputation for his ability to treat typhoid fever successfully and for his skill in handling difficult obstetric cases. Mr. Ralph Rasnick, on the staff of the Coalfield Progress, summed
Dr. Tivis C. & Emma Sutherland Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 16, 2015
2. Dr. Tivis C. & Emma Sutherland Monument
up Dr. Sutherland's early practice: Years later Doc recalled that there were no regular fees scheduled in those early years. Labor cases were $5 and, after a number of years, went up to $10. Office calls were 50 cents to $1. He usually charged 25 cents a mile for travel on horseback or on foot. When he went to a home on a call, he charged very little other than mileage.” (Submitted on November 18, 2015.) 
 
“Looking Back” Mural, by Shawn Wallace, Faces Haysi Town Park image. Click for full size.
3. “Looking Back” Mural, by Shawn Wallace, Faces Haysi Town Park
Closeup of Mural in Haysi image. Click for full size.
Mural by Shawn Wallace
4. Closeup of Mural in Haysi
Dr. Tivis on Horseback image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2015
5. Dr. Tivis on Horseback
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 739 times since then and 82 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week June 24, 2018. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 18, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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