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Dr Nathan Smith Lincoln
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Birth: Jun. 1, 1827
Gardner
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 13, 1898
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Dr. Nathan Smith Lincoln, grandson of Dr. Nathan Smith and son of Rev. Increase Sumner and Gratia Eliza (Smith) Lincoln, born June 1, 1827, died October 13, 1898. Dartmouth A.M., 1850; University of Maryland M.D., 1852; Dartmouth LL.D., 1892.

Dr. Lincoln occupied four chairs in Columbian University of Washington, D.C. Chemistry, Theory and Practice of Medicine, Anatomy and Physiology and Surgery and was Professor Emeritus at the time of his death. President Lincoln signed his commission as surgeon of the District of Columbia Volunteers in May 1861 and he had five hospitals under his charge as surgeon-in-chief, which position he held during the Civil War and for some months after its close.

Dr. Lincoln was not only a great surgeon; he was also a great physician. This was achieved through his unusual power of diagnosis, a direct inheritance from his grandfather, Dr. Nathan Smith.

Dr. Lincoln was called in consultation to attend President Garfield and was the only surgeon who made a correct diagnosis of the wound as was proved by the autopsy.

Dr. Lincoln held many important professional positions and his general practice among the influential citizens of Washington was very extensive. He was greatly beloved by those who knew him well. 
 
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 Parents:
  Increase Sumner Lincoln (1799 - 1890)
  Gratia Eliza Smith Lincoln (1803 - 1847)
 
 Spouses:
  Margaret E. King Ridgate (1826 - 1863)
  Nannie Smith Moale Lincoln (1833 - 1869)*
  Jeanie Thomas Gould Lincoln (1855 - 1921)*
 
 Children:
  George Gould Lincoln (1880 - 1974)*
  Natalie Sumner Lincoln (1881 - 1935)*
 
 Siblings:
  Malvina Lincoln Stone (1824 - 1901)*
  Sarah L Lincoln Goodell (1826 - 1896)*
  Nathan Smith Lincoln (1827 - 1898)
  Eliza S Lincoln Paine (1830 - 1854)*
  Laura Lincoln (1833 - 1841)*
  Julia G Lincoln Hyde (1836 - 1920)*
  Mary Lynde Lincoln (1839 - 1840)*
  Sumner H Lincoln (1840 - 1928)*
  Mary Lincoln Hanson (1847 - 1901)*
  Abbie Louise Lincoln Bridges (1848 - 1927)**
  James Seth Lincoln (1853 - 1860)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Chapel Valley Lot 771
 
Created by: Jacque Drake
Record added: Dec 10, 2010
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Dr Nathan Smith Lincoln
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Dr Nathan Smith Lincoln
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Dr Nathan Smith Lincoln
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To a healer...may you rest in peace.
- Jacque Drake
 Added: Dec. 10, 2010
 
 
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