Ernest Edward Tyzzer

Ernest Edward Tyzzer

Wakefield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 23 Jan 1965 (aged 89)
Wakefield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Wakefield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Lot 716; Grave 6
Memorial ID 62915178 · View Source
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Ernest {Age 5} is recorded on the 1880 census at Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts
dwelling in the household of his parents.

Ernest married

1] Jessie GOWEN
on 8 February 1900
at Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
They were the parents of;
Gerald Edwards, Alan, Franklin Gowen,
Ellen, Roger Ernest, Infant son.
The family is recorded on the 1900 & 1910
& 1920 & 1930 & 1940 census at Wakefield.

2] Helen BARTLETT.

BIOGRAPHY - Thomas H. Weller:
Ernest lived close to nature in Wakefield.
As a boy on a small farm, with many chores and few playmates, he prepared, with parental encouragement, collections of beetles, dragonflies, and arrowheads. Throughout his years in college and medical school, he trapped muskrat, fox, mink, skunk, and weasel to provide funds for educational expenses. This activity also provided a focus for a maturing intellectual curiosity that was to determine his future career. In 1899, he spent the spring recess of his second year at Harvard Medical School trapping.
He graduated from Brown & Harvard in 1902 with a M. D. His interest in cancer research was paramount during 1905-1916 when he was director of the Harvard Cancer Commission. Tyzzer's contributions to research on cancer were recognized by his election to the presidency of the American Association for Cancer Research in 1913 and by receipt of the Bronze Medal of the American Cancer Society in 1952.
"He was a large, kindly, who spoke slowly, softly simply, and, succinctly."

Family Members



1875 - 1966
his wife
1875 - 1946
their sons
1908 - 1935
1900 - 1968

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  • Maintained by: Ralph Gowen
  • Originally Created by: Yvonne Gowen
  • Added: 14 Dec 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 62915178
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ernest Edward Tyzzer (30 Aug 1875–23 Jan 1965), Find a Grave Memorial no. 62915178, citing Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Ralph Gowen (contributor 47690237) .