Sep. 19, 1839 Augusta Richmond County Georgia, USA
. . . . . . . . . . AKA Dr. Milton Anthony . . . he is a son of James Anthony and Nancy Ann Tate . . . a brother of Nancy Davis . . . paternal grandpa of Edwin Le Roy Antony . . . . . . . . . . . . . Death of Dr. Milton Antony.— Died at Augusta, Geo., Milton Antony* M.D., Professor of Obstetrics, &c, in the Medical College of Georgia. The last No. of the Southern Medical and Surgical Journal announces this melancholy intelligence in the following words.
"It is with feelings of the most poignant sorrow, that we have to announce the death of Dr. Milton Antony, editor of this Journal. He expired on Thursday afternoon, the 19th inst., after an illness of five days."
His loss is indeed a public calamity, and greatly to be deplored by the profession throughout the country. He retained the entire possession of his mind to the last, and the closing hours of an honorable and useful life were brightened by the hopes of a glorious immortality. . . .
Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, Volumes 21-22. 1840. Massachusetts Medical Society, New England Surgical Society. . . . . . . . . . . The Medical College of Georgia, at Augusta . . . was founded in 1828 by Dr. Milton Anthony, a pioneer in the healing art, whose life was unselfishly devoted to the uplift of his profession and whose death in the great epidemic of 1839 brought to him in the zenith of his career the halo of martyrdom. His boyhood days were spent in the county of Wilkes; but he settled in Augusta for the practice of medicine, and early became prominent for his initiative and vigorous type of intellect. . . . The last effort made by Dr. Anthony for his profession was to secure for it proper medical literature. To this end he established the Southern Medical Journal, of which he was for several years the editor. In the lecture room, on the first floor of the college building, has been placed a tablet which bears the following inscription . . .
"In memory of Milton Anthony, M. D., Founder of this College. A martyr to humanity and to the duties of his profession, during the fatal epidemic of 1839. Cheered by Religious Faith through the Griefs and Trials of this life, he passed from the cure of the sick to the sleep of the just, amid the tears and blessings of the poor. True to his own favorite maxim that a virtuous will is almost omnipotent, he overcame by study the defects of education and, patiently toiling to eminence, bequeathed to posterity a noble example of genius and industry, animated and directed by Patriotism and benevolence."
Georgia's Landmarks, Memorials, and Legends by Lucian Lamar Knight. 1913. . . . . . . . . . .
Inscription: . . . . . . . . . . Mortale quisquid caduit his depositum, Milton Anthony, M. D., Conditor collegei medici Georgiensis Exegit monumentum aere perenius Vixit annos quinquaginta Obit de XIX Septembris A. D. MDCCCXXXIX . . . . . . . . . . Here are deposited the mortal remains of Milton Anthony MD, Founder of the Medical Academy of Georgia. I have erected a monument more lasting than bronze. He lived 50 years and died 19 September 1839. [Thanks to Sheilia for the translation.] . . . . . . . . . .