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Dr Frank Van Fleet
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Birth: Mar. 31, 1860
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1919
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Frank Van Fleet. The world of
ophthalmology was shocked to learn
of the death of this distinguished oph-
thalmologist, who was found dead in
his office at 17 East Thirty-eighth
street. New York City, on April 5,
1919. Born in New York City on
March 31, 1860, son of Henrv S. and
Esther Flandreau Van Fleet, he re-
ceived his medical degree at the Belle-
vue Hospital Medical College of New
York City, in 1881. Settling in New
York as ophthalmologist, he soon had
an extensive practice and a wide repu-

He was executive surgeon to the
Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hos-
pital for seventeen years, and at the
time of his death was president of the
Board of Surgeons of the same insti-
tution. He was a Fellow of the New
York Academy of Medicine and of the
American College of Surgeons, and
was once President of the New York
County Medical Society. He was also
Treasurer of the New York State Med-
ical Society and chairman of the legis-
lative committee of that body for very
many years. During the war he gave
much time to the examination and
treatment of soldiers whose eyes had
been injured by poisonous gases. He
wrote so many articles that they can-
not here be listed.

Dr. Van Fleet was rather a stout
man, 5 feet 6 inches high, of a fair
complexion and with blue eyes and
blonde hair. As a rule he wore a
mustache. He was very quiet, but
courteous and friendly. He was a Re-
publican, a member of the Methodist
Episcopal church, a hard student of
the Bible, a very devout Christian.

The Doctor married in 1883 Carrie
Blair Oakley, by whom he had two
children Raymond Oakley
and James Flandreau. The latter is
now a lieutenant in the Medical Corps
of the Navy.
Family links: 
  Henry Switzer Van Fleet (1825 - 1925)
  Esther Flandreau Van Fleet (1832 - 1891)
  Carrie Blair Oakley Van Fleet (1864 - 1943)
  Raymond Oakley Van Fleet (1887 - 1909)*
  James Flandreau Van Fleet (1890 - 1933)*
  Henry Munson Van Fleet (1849 - 1901)**
  Lucy Jane Van Fleet Maguire (1856 - 1935)**
  Richard Walker Van Fleet (1857 - ____)*
  Frank Van Fleet (1860 - 1919)
  Eugene Clifford Van Fleet (1862 - 1943)*
  Milton Edgar Van Fleet (1864 - 1932)*
  Lizzie E. Van Fleet Zehner (1865 - 1947)*
  Herbert Van Fleet (1868 - 1953)*
  James Monroe Van Fleet (1869 - ____)*
  Florence Estelle Van Fleet Caye (1873 - 1962)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx County
New York, USA
Created by: The VanFleets
Record added: Mar 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86896297
Dr Frank Van Fleet
Added by: The VanFleets
Dr Frank Van Fleet
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