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Dr Bender Zelotus Cashman
Birth: Feb. 20, 1886
New Oxford
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1948
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA


Dr. Bender Z. Cashman, 62, medical director and chief of staff at Elizabeth Street Magee Hospital, Pittsburgh and one of the nation's leading authorities on women's diseases, died Thursday afternoon.

The physician who was head of the department of gynecology in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, was stricken by a heart attack at his home, 6053 Bunker Hill street, East End. He had been ill about two weeks.


Dr. Cashman was the head of the department of gynecology at both St. Francis and Women's hospitals. He was also on the senior medical staff at St. Francis.

Author of numerous medical publications on the subject, Dr. Cashman spent the last 25 years in research in women's diseases, particularly cancer of the cervix and uterus.

Dr. Cashman joined the University of Pittsburgh medical school staff as an instructor in gynecology in 1915. He was made a professor and head of the department at Pitt and director of Magee in 1938.

Born in New Oxford, a son of the late Z.H. and Rebecca Cashman, he was graduated from Gettysburg college with an A.B. degree in 1905. He earned the M.D. degree at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, in 1909.


He went to Pittsburgh as an intern at West Point Hospital in 1909 and served with the Pittsburgh base hospital unit No. 27 during World War I.

Dr. Cashman was active in 13 local and national medical and surgical societies. he was a member of the Allegheny county and Pennsylvania state medical societies, the American Medical Association and past president of the Pittsburgh Academy of Medicine and Society of Biological Research.

His other affiliations included the Pittsburgh Obstetrical and Gynecologists and Abdominal Surgeons. he was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of Phi Betta Kappa.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Emmert, Cashman, formerly of New oxford; two daughters, Mrs. J. Samuel Taylor and Sara E. Cashman; a son, Bender Z. Cashman Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. M. H. Baker and Lottie Cashman; a brother, Arthur J. Cashman, and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the home of his niece, Mrs. David M. DeTar, Hanover street, New Oxford. The Rev. Elmer Nunemaker, York Springs, officiated.

Internment was in the New Oxford cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Charles W. Cook, David M. DeTar, Richard W. Livingston, John E.C. Miller, William Snyder and G. Mervin Spangler.

New Oxford Item
{New Oxford, Pennsylvania}
October 14 1948


The following, clipped from a lengthy article from Camp Dix, N.J., and published in the Philadelphaia Record on Wednesday, is of local interest so far as it concerns, Captain Bender Z. Cashman, a native of New Oxford, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Zelotus H. Cashman, who received his diploma at Hopkins University, Baltimore, and located in Pittsburgh, just a short time before entering the service:

Veterans of 18 months of service in France, in which time they cared for 19,500 wounded Yankees and Allies, the enlisted personnel of Base Hospital Unit No. 27, organized at Pittsburgh University and composed of men from all sections of the Keystone State, arrived at Camp Dix, last night for demobilization. The unit brot with it orders from the French army headquarters issued just before it left France, citing four Pittsburgers for valiant service under shell fire and warding them the medal of the Service de Sante. The only member of the cited quartet arriving today is First Class Sergeant Ross D. Strock. The others, who as yet have no knowledge of the honor conferred upon them, are Captain Bender Z. Cashman and two nurses from Pittsburgh. The four were members of one of the teams which the unit frequently sent out to the front on emergency duty. For hours they worked in a front-line dressing station, caring for the wounded, under terrific shell fire. The detachment returning today is under command of Lieutenant Bertram S. Webber paid a high tribute to his men telling how, sometimes 50 hours without sleep, they worked day and night when casualties from the big drives would arrive by thousands at the great hospital at Angers. In one week, when the Americans made their drive in the Argonne, 12,000 cases arrived in six days.

New Oxford Item
{New Oxford, Pennsylvania}
April 3 1919

Family links: 
  Zelotus Hillary Cashman (1845 - 1916)
  Rebecca Bender Cashman (1848 - 1918)
  Mary Emmert Cashman (1886 - 1979)
  Lottie Cashman (1874 - 1952)*
  Minnie Mabel Cashman Barnitz (1875 - 1918)*
  Maud Cashman Deal (1876 - 1923)*
  Bender Zelotus Cashman (1886 - 1948)
  Arthur Jeremiah Cashman (1888 - 1958)*
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New Oxford Cemetery
New Oxford
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
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