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Lady Grace Linzee Revere Osler
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Birth: Jun. 19, 1854
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 31, 1928
Oxford
Oxfordshire, England

Daughter of John Revere and Susan Tilden {Torrey} Revere

Grand-daughter of Joseph Warren Revere (1777-1868) and Mary Robbins (1794-1879) his wife, of Canton, Massachusetts

Great-grandaughter of THE Paul Revere (1735-1818) and his second wife, Rachel Walker (17451813), of Boston

Wife of Dr. Samuel Weisell Gross (1837-1889) of Philadelphia

Secondly, wife of Sir William Osler, M.D., of Canada and Pennsylvania

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Grace Linzee Revere was born in Boston in 1854, great-granddaughter of Paul Revere, the famous patriot of the American Revolution. She belonged to a prominent, well-to-do Boston family, and was raised and educated accordingly. When she was 22, she married Dr Samuel W Gross of Philadelphia. Gross's father, Samuel D Gross, was also a doctor and a celebrated surgeon. Grace lived in Philadelphia with her husband for the next thirteen years, until Gross's death in 1889

Dr Gross taught medicine at Jefferson Medical College, and Dr William Osler taught at the University of Pennsylvania. Osler and Gross soon met and became friends; the Grosses frequently entertained Osler at their home. Grace sent for Osler during Gross's final illness. A few months later Osler moved to Baltimore and to his ground-breaking work in the teaching of medicine at Johns Hopkins University

Grace continued living in Philadelphia for the next three years, once meeting up with Osler in New Brunswick, where she was vacationing on Grand Manan Island and he was visiting a leper colony in Tracadie. On May 7th, 1892 Grace and William were quietly married in Philadelphia; many of their friends and family were not aware of the marriage until after the fact

After a wedding tour in Europe, the two set up house in Baltimore. In 1893, a first-born son, named Paul Revere Osler, died an infant the same year. Their second son, Edward Revere Osler, called Revere, was born in Baltimore on December 28, 1895

In 1905 the Oslers moved to Oxford, England, as William had accepted the position of Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University. They became known for the constant stream of visitors to their home at 13 Norham Gardens

At the coronation of King George VI in June 1911, the title of Baronet was conferred on Dr Osler in recognition of his many contributions to the field of medicine, and thereafter Grace was known as Lady Osler

During World War One, Lady Osler was active in war efforts such as the shelter and support of Belgian refugees in England. Barely 21 years of age, their son Revere Osler died in 1917 at Passchendale, of wounds sustained in a German attack.

In 1919, Sir William Osler succumbed to a bronchial infection and died at their Oxford home. For the remaining years of her life Lady Osler stayed at her home in Oxford. She died of a series of strokes in 1928 at the age of seventy-four; by request, no autopsy was done on her body. Her funeral was held at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, England, the same place as her husband's nine years before
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Revere (1822 - 1886)
  Susan Tilden Torrey Revere (1826 - 1911)
 
 Spouses:
  Samuel W Gross (1837 - 1889)
  William Osler (1849 - 1919)
 
 Children:
  Edward Revere Osler (____ - 1917)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph W. Revere (1848 - 1932)*
  Grace Linzee Revere Osler (1854 - 1928)
  William B. Revere (1859 - 1948)*
  Edward H.R. Revere (1867 - 1957)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Other.
Specifically: Sir William and Lady Osler's ashes rest in a niche within the Osler Library at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
 
Created by: ohSunnyOne
Record added: Dec 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82717447
Lady Grace Linzee <i>Revere</i> Osler
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