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Dr Joseph Chew
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1812, USA
Death: Apr. 9, 1883
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

From Missouri Record of Death:
Jackson County, Roll C 19509
~ Chew, Jos
~ 9 Apr 1883
~ Male
~ White
~ Age: 64
~ Married
~ Born: America
~ Place of death: 1003 Locust
~ Cause of death: Heart disease
~ Reporting physician: P Baker

Dr. Joseph Chew, an old resident of this city and at one time one of the best known physicians in this city, died very suddenly at his residence on Locust street yesterday, from a fit of apoplexy. He had appeared in his usual health during the morning, and after breakfast taken a short walk, but before hi return the fit attacked him and he expired a few minutes afterward.
The deceased was a native of Kentucky, and was 72 years old. After graduating in a course of medicine at the old Transylvania university at Lexington, Ky., he soon removed to Missouri, settling in Richmond, Ray county, where he took a very prominent position in his profession, in society and in politics, at that time he was a whig, but upon the downfall of that party he became a democrat. He represented his district a number of times in the legislature and wielded a large measure of influence.
In 1863 he moved to Kansas City, but when General Ewing's famous order No. 11 was issued, his property was confiscated and he was obliged to flee the country. Going to St. Louis, he remained until the end of the war, when he again took up residence in Kansas City, which he has ever since made his home. For a number of years after settling here he was the leading practitioner of the city, and he was one of the charter members of the Kansas City medical college, also occupying in it for some time the chair of theory and practice of medicine. He was also president of the Kansas City Medical society for some time and he was twice elected to the office of county coroner, being succeeded by Dr. J. O. Day. For a number of years he has been gradually failing, though he still continued to practice, and was physician to the county jail at the time of his decease.
The deceased had been twice married, having three children by his first wife and five by the second. His second wife and six children survive to mourn his loss.
The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence, No. 1005 Locust street.
A largely attended meeting of the medical profession was held at Dr. Sloan's office last evening, and the resolutions appropriate to the occasion were passed. Dr. Lester presiding at the meeting, Dr. Lusher acting as secretary, and the resolutions adopted are as follows:
WHEREAS, God, in his providence has seen fit to remove from our midst, by death, our professional brother, Dr. Joseph Chew, Therein be it
RESOLVED, That in the death of Dr. Chew we experienced the loss of one who has endeared himself to us by his uniform urbanity and courtesy in his intercourse with his professional brethren, and the honorable and faithful manner with which he discharged the duties which devolved upon him as a physician and citizen.
RESOLVED That while we bow with reverence to his divine deprivation, we would not forget the solemn lesson which He teaches of the certainty of human life in the instability of all things earthly.
RESOLVED, That we extend our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the family of the deceased in this, their bereavement and comend them to tender care of Him who does all things well.
RESOLVED, That as a mark of respect to the memory of the deceased, we will attend the funeral in a body.
RESOLVED, That a copy of these resolutions be furnished the family of the deceased, and to the papers.
M. A. Bogie, A. B. Sloan, G. Halley, Committee
The Kansas City Times
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Vol XXVI, No 100, p8, c1
Tue 10 Apr 1883

The funeral of the late Dr. Joseph Chew was very largely attended yesterday afternoon, not only relatives and friends and the general public attending in good numbers, but there were also present full delegations from the medical profession of the city and also from the Masonic lodges, the deceased having for many years been an active member of the Masonic order.
The funeral was held at the family residence, No. 1005 Locust street, and the services were conducted by Elder T. P. Haley of the Christian church. The pall bearers were all physicians, and also were all members of the Masonic order, being Drs. Porter, Lester, Sloan, Todd, Caldwell and Hefeford. After impressive services at the house the remains were borne to Union cemetery, and were followed to the grave by a large number of mourning friends. At the grave the services of the Masonic lodge were held, Judge H. P. White acting as msster of ceremonies.
The Kansas City Times
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Vol XXVI, No 101, p8, c3 & 4
Wed 11 Apr 1883

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Family links: 
  Ann T. Thornton Chew (____ - 1866)
  Mary A Moore Chew (1825 - 1894)*
  Vernon Tilford Chew (1836 - 1911)*
  Helen Maria Chew Sloan (1837 - 1911)*
  Adeline Winifred Chew Morris (1840 - 1908)*
  Henry Chew (1848 - 1873)*
  Virginia Chew Sandford (1853 - 1932)*
  John W Chew (1857 - 1886)*
  Joseph Chew (1812 - 1883)
  Francis Thornton Chew (1841 - 1894)*
*Calculated relationship
Union Cemetery
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 17 Lot 5
Created by: J F-B
Record added: Sep 08, 2011
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 Added: Dec. 27, 2011
You made a difference, Dr Chew. You are not forgotten.
- J F-B
 Added: Nov. 9, 2011

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