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Dr James Richard Dewey
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1830
Westfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 31, 1917
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Dr. James Richard Dewey, A.B., A.M, M.D.

He was born in Massachusetts, a son of the late Eliab and Rebecca Sackett Dewey. He attended Westfield Acadamy and entered Williams College in Sept. 1850; graduated as one of the "honor men" in 1854. His marriage to Eliza Jane EELLS of Simsbury, CT took place on May 10, 1855.

James became Principal of Chester Academy, Vermont in 1855; was at Springfield, MA English and Classical Institute, 1856 - 1859; admitted to Hampdon County Bar in 1859; went to Chicago in 1860, where he became a teacher of Greek, Latin, geology, and astronomy at West Division High School. While teaching, James studied medicine and graduated from Chicago Homeopathic Medical College in 1888. He retired as a physician. (Source: Life of George Dewey, Rear Admiral, USN, Dewey Family History, p. 1038.)

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eliza Jane Eells Dewey; a daughter, Gracie Ella Rosetta Dewey, who died at age 5 years; a daughter, Dr. Carolyn "Carrie" Dewey Beebe, sons James R. Dewey, Jr and Charles E. Dewey, and by his second wife, Grace Stemmons Hickman Dewey.

Dr. Dewey was survived by his son, Dr. Elbert E. Dewey. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery on February 2, 1917. 
 
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 Parents:
  Eliab Dewey (1806 - 1848)
  Rebecca Sackett Dewey (1807 - 1878)
 
 Spouses:
  Eliza Jane Eells Dewey (1833 - 1900)*
  Grace Stemmons Hickman Dewey (1856 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  James R Dewey (1856 - 1877)*
  Charles Edward Dewey (1858 - 1886)*
  Carolyn Eliza Dewey Beebe (1861 - 1905)*
  Grace Ella Rosetta Dewey (1870 - 1875)*
  Elbert Eells Dewey (1877 - 1938)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Many thanks to Mr. Lombardi at Graceland Cemetery for his generous assistance.
 
Burial:
Graceland Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section M, Lot 178
 
Created by: Brenda
Record added: Jun 11, 2011
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Dr James Richard Dewey
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