Dr Benjamin Waldo

Dr Benjamin Waldo

Birth
Edgefield, Edgefield County, South Carolina, USA
Death 4 Apr 1871 (aged 54)
Marion County, Florida, USA
Burial Ocala, Marion County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 32728973 · View Source
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The town of Waldo on the Transit Railroad across the peninsula of Florida was named in honor of Dr. Benjamin Waldo.

Benjamin Waldo, son of Dr. Joseph Warren Waldo and Elizabeth Lamar (Smith), his wife, was born in Edgefield District, South Carolina, Dec. 11, 1816; died in Marion County Florida, near Ocala, April 4, 1871. He graduated with first honors at the Jefferson Medial College, Philadelphia, Pa. in 1838, after which he and his sister Elizabeth returned to their home in South Carolina. Soon afer his return south he was called to render medical service to a young lady, Miss Sarah Lipscomb, who had been given up to die in the last stages of typhoid or typus fever. Under the treatment of the "young Southerner" the young lady soon convalesced and rapidly recovered; and probably the young doctor continued his visits long after his medical skill was not required, for in less than one year after his first visit he married his fair patient and settled in Newberry in Florida. He soon had a large and flourishing practice and became a brilliant and influential member of society, highly respected throughout the State. He was also a member of the state legislture. About the year 1849-50 he moved his family to a large plantation near Ocala, Florida, where he lived and died.


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  • Created by: Teresa
  • Added: 7 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32728973
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Benjamin Waldo (11 Dec 1816–4 Apr 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32728973, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Ocala, Marion County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Teresa (contributor 46632866) .