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William Thomas Belfield
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Birth: Jun. 15, 1854
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 1929
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Parents:
William Thomas Belfield (1809- )and Selener Emily Marshall (1802- ) both came from Nottingham, England. The Belfields and the Marshall Families came to Philadelphia in 1810s-1820s. They settled in Baltimore, Maryland, moving later to Philadelphia.

Siblings:
Henry Holmes Belfield (1837-1912) married Anne Wallace Miller (1848-1928) on July 27, 1869.
Dr. Frederick William "F. W." Belfield (1844 -1873)
William Marshall Belfield d: age 16 - fell off a river boat on the Mississippi
Emma Selener Belfield (abt.1842-1848)
Edwin Belfield
Charles Edward Belfield (1847- )
Selener Emma Belfield (1847- ) married Henry Fish (1838- )

William Thomas Belfield (1854-1929)(never married)

Belfield, William Thomas, Distinguished Physician, Researcher, and Professor of Medicine. Born at St. Louis, Mo., on June 15, 1854. While quite young, his family moved to Dubuque, Iowa. At the age of eight, his family came to Chicago, where he attended the public schools in Chicago. At the age of seventeen years, he was the valedictorian of his graduating class, Central High School. From 1870-1872, he studied scientific courses at the University of Michigan. He returned to Chicago where he taught for four years at the Central High School. In his free time he studied medicine, graduating from Rush Medical College, in 1877, with the highest honors. Resident physician to the Cook County Hospital for 18 months, after which he went abroad for three years to Europe to continue to study medicine. There he worked with doctors at the universities of Vienna, Leipsic, Berlin, Paris and London. On his return to America, he began to make his reputation. During his stay in Germany, he had given a series of papers and lectures. He later invited to give a course of lectures ("The Cartwright Lectures") to the Alumni Association of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (at the time he was the third American honored by an invitation). In February, 1883, he was appointed lecturer on pathology and genito-urinary diseases. Soon after his return from Europe, he was appointed microscopist to the Cook County Hospital. He was also the professor of microscopy in the College of Dental Surgery. Dr. Belfield, was recognized as an expert in microscopy and often giving his learned opinions in court. He was also Professor of the University of Chicaogo in his field. A frequent contributor to medical journals, he wrote extensively for the medical reviews of Berlin, Vienna and America. He published a volume for the Standard Library of William Wood & Co., New York. His work, "Diseases of the Urinary and Male Sexual Organs," was published in October, 1884. Four "Cartwright Lectures" were published. He was a member of City, State and National Medical societies and of the State and National Microscopical societies, a medical director for Illinois of the Hartford Life Insurance Company, a member of the Union Club and the Chicago Literary Club among others.


 
 
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 Parents:
  William Thomas Belfield (1809 - 1900)
  Selener Emily Marshall Belfield (1809 - 1875)
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Holmes Belfield (1837 - 1912)*
  Emma Selener Belfield (1841 - 1845)*
  Frederick William Belfield (1844 - 1873)*
  Charles Edward Belfield (1847 - 1888)*
  Selener Emma Belfield Fish (1847 - 1938)*
  William Thomas Belfield (1854 - 1929)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: 51
 
Created by: Jean Colson
Record added: Oct 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77516329
William Thomas Belfield
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