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Dr Gershom Jayne

Dr Gershom Jayne

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Death 17 Apr 1867 (aged 75)
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 10, 138
Memorial ID 19555 · View Source
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Jayne was the first doctor in Springfield. He served as a surgeon in the War of 1812. After moving to Springfield, he was foreman of the jury of the first murder trial in the county in 1826. The following year he was a surgeon to a company of soldiers in the Winnebago War. He was one of the commissioners appointed to construct the first State Penitentiary & then a commissioner of the Illinois & Michigan Canal. He was a member of the first Springfield Board of Health & helped to organized the Illinois State Medical Society. Buried with him & his wife Sybil is his eldest daughter, Julia, who became the wife of Senator Lyman Trumbull.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 16 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19555
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Gershom Jayne (15 Oct 1791–17 Apr 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19555, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .