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Dr. Alexander Humphreys

 
 
Dr. Alexander Humphreys Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2008
1. Dr. Alexander Humphreys Marker
Inscription. This weathered stone was inscribed: “Dr. Alexander Humphreys departed this life 23 May, 1802, in the 45th year of his age.”

Born in County Armagh, Ireland, educated in medicine in Ireland, settled in Augusta County, practiced in Staunton from 1788, conducted a Medical School here, and was the teacher of the pioneer abdominal surgeon, Ephraim McDowell.

Physician • Teacher • Civic Leader
 
Erected 1951 by Augusta County Medical Association.
 
Location. 38° 8.94′ N, 79° 4.5′ W. Marker is in Staunton, Virginia. Marker can be reached from West Beverly Street (Virginia Route 254) east of Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Staunton VA 24401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wesleyan Female Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hon. Archibald Stuart (within shouting distance of this marker); Ast Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Augusta National Bank Building (about 700 feet away);
Dr. Alexander Humphreys Grave at Trinity Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2008
2. Dr. Alexander Humphreys Grave at Trinity Episcopal Church
T. J. Collins & Son (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Dr. Alexander Humphreys (about 700 feet away); Stuart Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staunton.
 
Also see . . .  A Brief Biography of Alexander Humphreys, M. D. This page contains the text of Dr. Richard P. Bell’s speech on the occasion of the dedication of this bronze tablet, April 15, 1951. It recounts the life of Dr. Humphreys. The text is unformatted. You'll find it in the second paragraph of this page. (Submitted on September 25, 2008.) 
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 771 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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