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Dr Benjamin Borroum Shaver
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Birth: Jun. 17, 1914
San Marcos
Hays County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 2010
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Benjamin Borroum Shaver, M.D. age 96 of San Antonio died Friday, November 19, 2010. He was born June 17, 1914 in San Marcos, TX, one of twins, to Dr. and Mrs. P.J. Shaver of San Marcos and San Antonio. His paternal great grandfather, P. J. Shaver founded the city of Fayetteville, TX. His maternal grandfather, Benjamin A. Borroum was one of the pioneer Traildrivers in Texas. He attended elementary school in San Marcos then transferred to Hawthorne Junior School in San Antonio and graduated from Main Avenue High School in 1931. He attended school at the San Antonio Junior College and University of Texas at Austin for pre-medical education progressing to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and graduated in 1939. He interned at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston for one year then continued his medical career at the Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit for one and half years when his course of study was interrupted by the onset of World War II. He was called to service in 1941 prior to Pearl Harbor and remained in service through 1946. He served a short course of duty in the states then was ordered to the European Theater until the conclusion of the war. He served as Executive Officer of the 35th Station Hospital and the 237th General Hospital during his overseas duty. Following his discharge from Medical Corps duty as a Lt. Col., he returned to his medical career as a Resident Physician and Instructor in Pediatrics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He then returned to his hometown of San Antonio and entered private practice of Pediatrics in 1948 and continued so until 1978 when he retired from private practice and was accepted as Medical Director of the Pediatric Clinic at Randolph Air Force Base for five years before retiring. He was a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics, long time member of the Bexar County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, American Medical Association, the Texas Pediatric Society, the San Antonio Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was a Past President of the San Antonio Pediatric Society and the Texas Pediatric Society. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity and the Alpha Kappa Kappa medical fraternity. He was a former member of Oak Hills Country Club for many years. He was an active member of the San Antonio Liederkranz, the Beethoven Maennenchor, the Star Dusters Dance Club and the Revelers Dance Club. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, of 58 years, Evelyn Tollette Kuykendall Shaver, as well as his parents, his twin brother, Lt. Col. Robert T. Shaver, his older brother, Philip J. Shaver, Jr., an infant son and a grandson, Jimmy Kuykendall. He is survived by his sons, Jim J. Kuykendall and wife, Gay Lynn of Briggs, TX, John B. Shaver and wife, Jenise; his daughter, Becky and her husband, Dr. Vernon Benson all of San Antonio, Texas. His surviving grandchildren are Sarah Kuykendall Maynard and husband Raymond, Amanda Kuykendall, Benjamin Landrum and wife Catherine, Kathryn Landrum Russ and husband Jon, the twins Benjamin and Beth Shaver, Candice Groce and husband Matt, Cherie Benson, Bjorn Schey, Bob Benson and wife Nancy, Sandra Brantley, Eric Benson and wife Laura, and Mark Benson. He is remembered with pleasure and affection by his many nieces and nephews from both sides of the family and his many friends and former patients. 
 
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 Parents:
  Phillip James Shaver (1878 - 1936)
  Mona Jeanne Borroum Shaver (1883 - 1975)
 
 Spouse:
  Evelyn Josephine Tollett Shaver (1920 - 2009)
 
 Children:
  Benjamin Borroum Shaver (1954 - 1954)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
San Marcos Cemetery
San Marcos
Hays County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Carolyn
Record added: Nov 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62246482
Dr Benjamin Borroum Shaver
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Dr Benjamin Borroum Shaver
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Dr Benjamin Borroum Shaver
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In memory of Dr Benjamin Borroum Shaver
- Carolyn
 Added: Jan. 11, 2014
 
 
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