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Dr Edward Augustus Holyoke
Birth: Aug. 1, 1728
Marblehead
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 1829
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Physician, Scientist. An early proponent of innoculation against smallpox, it is estimated he vaccinated 600 persons during his career against the dreaded disease. The son of Harvard College President, the Rev. Edward Holyoke, and Margaret Appleton, he graduated from Harvard in 1746. He taught school for two years before apprenticing himself to a practicing physician for two and a half years. Later, while already a long-practicing physician in Salem, he would receive the first MD awarded by the Harvard Medical School, even though he believed physicians did not need a college education. A loyalist before the Revolution, he was so esteemed in fervently patriotic Salem, that he was left unmolested during the war, and as the struggle continued began to favor the American cause. He theorized that weather conditions could affect health and specific ailments and throughout his life kept precise weather measurements. He was a founding member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and served as its president for six years. He also led the Massachusetts Medical Society and contributed numerous articles to the New England Journal of Medicine. He was married first to Judith Pickman of Salem, and after her death to Mary Vial of Boston. (bio by: Bob on Gallows Hill) 
 
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  Mary Vial Holyoke (1737 - 1802)*
  Judith Pickman Holyoke (1737 - 1756)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

Edward A Holyoke
No. 15
1802

 
Burial:
Broad Street Cemetery
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Holyoke Tomb No 15
 
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Originally Created by: Bob on Gallows Hill
Record added: Jun 01, 2008
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Dr Edward Augustus Holyoke
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Dr Edward Augustus Holyoke
Added by: Bob on Gallows Hill
 
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- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Jun. 10, 2014
Finding out that you are my grandfather 7 times removed is amazing. It would have been amazing to know you. Rest in peace.
- Julie Holyoke-Lambert
 Added: Jan. 7, 2014
Rest in Peace Edward. He married 1st. Judith Pickman, June 5, 1755 in Salem, Essex Co., Mass. and 2nd. Mary Vial, Nov. 22, 1759 in Salem, Essex Co., Mass.
- Clifford Laureno
 Added: Apr. 16, 2013
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