|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1834|
|Death: ||Aug. 9, 1907|
South Carolina, USA
"Joshua Fulton Ensor, of Columbia, South Carolina, a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1862, and is one of the oldest alumni of that department of the university in the south, and during the more than forty years since he received his diploma in medicine has been prominently identif1ed with the professional and political history of the city and state in which he has lived so long Dr Ensor comes of an old Maryland family of English origin and was horn at Butler Baltimore county Decemher 12 1834 His father was George Ensor and his mother Rebecca Kemp Ensor.
His elementary education was acquired in public and private schools in Baltimore county and his literary education at the Presbyterian Academy near Johnstown Cambria county Pennsylvania the Cumberland Valley Institute and Freeland Seminary at Perkiomen Pennsylvania He was educated for the profession of medicine in the medical department of the University of Maryland matriculating in 1858, and graduating M. D. in 1862.
After graduation he began practice at Kandalltown, Maryland, but in the course of a few months enlisted in the First Maryland Cavalry and served until the close of the war. He entered the service in 1862 as assistant surgeon With the rank of lieutenant, and in 1864 was promoted surgeon with the rank of major. At the end of the war Dr. Ensor resumed professional pursuits and is still a physician, although the course of his medical career has been much varied with the duties of public office to which he has been appointed. For about eight years he was superintendent and physician in chief of the South Carolina State Hospital for Insane, for three years chief inspector of customs of the port of Charleston and for about ten years was general deputy collector of internal revenue of the state of South Carolina.
In 1894 he resumed medical practice at Columbia, and three years afterward, in 1897, was appointed by President McKinley postmaster of that city; and at the expiration of his term of office was re-appointed by President Roosevelt. In political preference Dr. Ensor is a Republican of undoubted quality. His first presidential vote was cast for Mr. Lincoln, and he has voted for every Republican presidential candidate from that time to Roosevelt. While thoroughly loyal to his party and its principles, he never has bitterly assailed the opposite party or challenged the views of its supporters, and for this reason, among others, he holds the friendship of Democrats and Republicans alike, and all citizens of Columbia without distinction of party have been equally warm in their congratulations when he has been chosen to public office. Dr. Ensor is a Mason of high degree, a Knight Templar and Shriner, and also is a consistent member of the Presbyterian church.
Dr. Ensor married Miss Henrietta Kemp, of Baltimore county, Maryland, and has two children: Annie Jacobs Luce and Grace Greenwood Ensor, now Mrs. William S. Brown.
The above was taken from Pages 292 to 294 of the "University of Maryland, 1807 to 1907."
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Dr. Ensor in addition to the above was also a member of the Charles Devens Post No. 10 of the Department of Georgia & South Carolina, Grand Army of the Republic, and served as a member of the post until his death on August 9th, 1907, at his home in Columbia, South Carolina.
Henrietta Kemp Ensor (1838 - 1916)
Annie Jacobs Luce Ensor (1865 - 1922)*
Grace Greenwood Ensor Brown (1868 - 1942)*
Elmwood Memorial Gardens
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Kenneth Robison II
Record added: Dec 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63274998