Dr David Jayne

Dr David Jayne

Bushkill, Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 5 Mar 1866 (aged 66)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot D 167-170, W pt.
Memorial ID 13402688 · View Source
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Note: There are several locations given as Dr. Jayne's birthplace:
"David Jayne was born at Bushkill, Monroe County, Pa., or Middle Smithfield in 1799, the son of the Rev. Ebenezer Jayne."
But all are within a 3 mile circle.

Dr. David Jayne built a fortune in the medicinal tonic market of the early 1800s. One of his patented medicines was Indian Tonic and Expectorant Vermicide. As seen in the B&W photo of his grave, he became quite wealthy. About 1850 he hired a famed local architect to construct a 10-story building in the 200-block of Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Even after his death, Dr. Jayne's Medical Almanac continued to be printed until 1930 when by that time over 500 million copies had be distributed.

David married Hannah Sheppard Stretch. The had 2 children:
1. David Walker Jayne (1827-1863)
2. Mary DeWitt Jayne (1830-unk)
Upon the passing of Hannah in 1841, David married Mary Walker.
They had 5 children:
1. Matilda Walker Jayne (1843-1878)
2. Hannah Shepperd Jayne (1845-unk)
3. Laura Jayne (1847-unk)
4. J. DeWitt Jayne (1850-1875)
5. Emily W Jayne (1853-1854)
Upon the passing of Mary in 1854, David married Hannah Fort.
They had 4 children:
1. Henry LeBarre Jayne (1857-1920)
2. Horace F Jayne (1859-1913)
3. Harace Jayne (1859-unk)
4. Bertha Jayne (1861-1865)

When he died, he had several properties in the city and a second home at 19th and Chestnut Streets. It was reported that he left an estate in excess of 3-million dollars.

Following courtesy Donna DiGiacomo:

David Jayne, M. D. died of Typhoid pneumonia, in the 67th year of his age. His relatives and friends, the friends of the family and his Masonic brethren are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, from his late residence, No. 282 South Third street, on Saturday morning next, the 10th instant, at 10 o'clock, without further notice.

The Press - Philadelphia; Friday, March 9, 1866, Page 5

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Gravesite Details Built his fortune on patent medicines/published Dr. Jaynes Medical Almanac


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  • Created by: Mark Maxwell
  • Added: 20 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13402688
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr David Jayne (22 Jul 1799–5 Mar 1866), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13402688, citing Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Mark Maxwell (contributor 46819259) .