|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1861|
|Death: ||Jun. 10, 1943|
Born in Chicago, Arthur Bevan was also president of the A.M.A. and was the doctor who removed the bullet from Teddy Roosevelt when an anarchist attempted to assasinate him in Milwaukee. He was a noted surgeon at Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago and the inventor of the Bevan Button for stitching up an incision.
He was also a founder of the American College of Surgeons.
He was married to Anna Barber, the daughter of Ohio Columbus Barber of Barberton, OH, who was the founder of the Diamond Match Company.
Dr. Bevan was the second owner of the Noble Brandon Judah estate in Lake Forest. The mansion was originally entered from 500 North Green Bay Road and now, after subsequent subdivision (after Bevan's death perhaps, when he left the 40-acre estate to the Presbyterian Hospital of Chicago) at 111 West Westminster. The garage, now a separate residence, was designed by David Adler in 1924. The manor house and most or all of the other outbuildings were designed in 1928 by New York architect Phillip Lippincott Goodwin, who later designed the Museum of Modern Art with Edward Dorrell Stone in 1939.
Bevan definitely was living in Lake Forest or environs in 1918, as Arpee's LF History book mentions his being on the first board of the LF Hospital Association.
The Bevan's likely lived at 1550 N State Pkwy in Chicago, as the book, Chicago Apartments, describes Dr Bevan's as a lead negotiator representing the wealthy tenants in buying the building from Benjamin Marshall.
Anna Laura Barber Bevan (1867 - 1944)
Lake Forest Cemetery
Created by: Rommy Lopat
Record added: Apr 15, 2008
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Added: Jan. 25, 2013
A VERY successful doctor, married Diamond Match tycoon's daughter - Anna (Barber) of Akron/Barberton, Ohio. The Anna Dean Farm was named for this couple. At one time it was the largest farm in the US. For my late parents of sister J. (Clark) Bollig. If s...(Read more)|
Added: Sep. 21, 2009