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Dr Charles Edward Quail

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Dr Charles Edward Quail Veteran

Birth
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death
21 Dec 1910 (aged 69)
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Auburn, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
Plot
9th Row - Quail Plot
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Husband of Emma C. nee Weishample. Son of Alsatian German immigrant Conrad & Mary (Portz) Quail.

Charles was educated in Baltimore common schools, Mount Irvin College, and the University of Maryland Medical School. He left his studies to enlist, Aug. 13, 1862, as Sgt., Company D, 8th Regiment Maryland Volunteer Infantry, the famed "Maryland Brigade." He saw action at Antietam, Clarksburg (W.Va.), Bolivar Heights, the Gettysburg Campaign, Maryland Heights and Funkstown (Hagerstown), the Wilderness, Laurel Hill and was wounded at Spotsylvania Courthouse. At Laurel Hill, Charles assumed company command after all officers had been killed or wounded. Recuperating from his Spotsylvania wound, Sgt. Quail also saw action at Cold Harbor, the Siege of Petersburg, Weldon Rail Road; Poplar Springs Church; Hatcher's Run; the Siege of Petersburg; and Appomattox Court House. He mustered out with the regiment on May 31, 1865 and returned to Maryland.

Charles received a medical degree and interned at the Baltimore Infirmary. He relocated to Auburn, PA. in 1867 and opened practice. Also in on June 4, 1867 married Emma. He served two terms as county coroner, federal pension examiner, member of the Schuylkill and Pennsylvania Medical Associations, four terms in the state Senate, 1901-1908, member and treasurer of the Auburn school board, chair of the county Republican committee and was a member of numerous civic, fraternal, and military veteran organizations.

In 1910, Quail traveled to Harrisburg confer with Governor Edwin S. Stuart about reimbursing the railroads for providing transportation (for the old soldiers) to the dedication of the Gettysburg State Memorial. He died suddenly in the Capitol Building on December 21, 1910.

Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; genealogy--family history--biography; containing historical sketches of old families and of representative and prominent citizens, past and present, J. H. Beers, Chicago, 1916, Volume I, Pages 117, 118 and119:

"CHARLES EDWARD QUAIL, M.D., late of Auburn, Pa., practiced medicine at that place and in the surrounding territory of Schuylkill county throughout his professional career. He was a successful physician in the best sense of the word, leading a life of busy helpfulness in that capacity, yet he also found time to be of service to his fellow citizens in various public relations, and his life story is replete with the record of duties well done, many of them voluntarily assumed and many of them undertaken at the request of those who recognized his ability and respected his admirable character. Dr. Quail was a native of Baltimore, Md., born Oct. 9, 1841, son of Conrad Quail."

"Charles Edward Quail began his education in the schools of Baltimore, and later attended Mount Irvin College, at Manchester, Md. He had begun his medical course at the Maryland University when the Civil war came on, and feeling that his first duty was to his country he enlisted, Aug. 2, 1862, in Company D , 8th Regiment, Maryland Volunteers, commanded by Col. Andrew, Denison, and attached to the brigade of Maj. Gen. John R. Kenly, Army of the Potomac. During his service of two years and ten months, until the surrender of Lee at Appomattox, he was in many actions, and was wounded at Spottsylvania Court House. The war over, he returned to his medical studies, was graduated from the Medical College at Maryland University, and for a year was an interne in the Baltimore Infirmary. Then he came to Auburn, Pa., in March, 1867, when he began independent practice, and he remained at that location until his death, which occurred Dec. 21, 1910. In connection with his practice Dr. Quail began the drug business, in 1892. Aside from general practice he had a number of professional connections, having served two terms as coroner, to which office he was elected in 1873; and a number of years as pension examiner, holding that position under Presidents Harrison and McKinley, and continuing to serve in that capacity until his election to the State Senate. He was a member of the Schuylkill County Medical Society and the Pennsylvania State Medical Society.

In his professional career Dr. Quail not only came into contact with citizens of every class of the community, but also acquired a close familiarity with local conditions, which with his practical character made him peculiarly fitted for public service. Though he measured up to larger responsibilities he was equally zealous in the performance of such duties as affected the home community only, and for thirty-three years he served as a member of the Auburn school board, of which body he was also treasurer. In 1900 he was honored with election as representative of his district in the State Senate, and was reelected in November, 1904. He was one of the active members of the Republican party in this section of the State, and was honored with the chairmanship of the county, which he held for two years. Dr. Quail from time to time had business interests also, being one of the organizers, in 1887, of the company which operated the plant known for five years as the Auburn Bolt & Nut Works, and he was president of that concern almost all of that period. He had a fine farm in West Brunswick township, lying one mile southeast of Auburn, as well as valuable real estate within the corporate limits of the borough.

Dr. Quail always maintained a sincere interest in the welfare of his old comrades of Civil war days. He was a member of Jere Helms Post, No. 26, G. A. R., of Schuylkill Haven, served some years on the Soldiers' Orphans' commission, and was an active member of the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Commission, his fellow officers being: St. Clair A. Mulholland, Philadelphia, president; George P. Morgan, Philadelphia, secretary; H. H. Cumings, Tidioute, Pa.; Henry S. Huidekoper, Philadelphia; E. A. Irwin, Curwensville, Pa.; Charles F. McKenna, Pittsburgh, Pa.; J. C. Stineman, South Fork, Pa.; E. L. Whittlesey, Erie, Pa. After the dedication of the State Monument at Gettysburg he went to Harrisburg to see Governor Stuart with reference to reimbursing the railroad companies for transporting the old soldiers to Gettysburg to attend the dedication. He died suddenly in the Capitol, his death being the first to occur there after the completion of the building. His religious connection was with the Church of God, and he was a trustee and elder for many years and otherwise active in its work.

On June 4, 1867, Dr. Quail married Emma Catherine Weishampel, and their five children were born at Auburn, as follows: Charles Edward, born May 10, 1868 (died Dec. 22 , 1872); Foster Koehler, born June 23, 1869 (died Dec. 21 , 1892), Emma Luella, born Nov. 18, 1873; Flora Juanita, born March 23, 1877; Charles Edward, born May 28, 1879 (died April 3, 1902). Emma Luella was married Nov. 16 1899, at Auburn, Pa., to Frederick Victor Filbert, Esq., of Pine Grove, Pa., the ceremony being performed by Rev. J. F. Meixell and Rev. H. F. Kroh. Four children have been born to this union: Marion Louise, Aug. 28, 1901; Frederic Quail, July 30, 1903; Edward Stuart, Nov. 6 , 1906; and Margaret Luella, Jan. 24, 1915. Flora Juanita was married April 9, 1902, at Auburn, Pa ., by Rev. S. M. Good, to Amos Yerkes Lesher, and they have had three children: Charles Quail, born May 7, 1904; James Edgar, Oct. 19, 1905; and Richard Yerkes, March 4, 1911 (died Sept. 15 , 1912)."
Husband of Emma C. nee Weishample. Son of Alsatian German immigrant Conrad & Mary (Portz) Quail.

Charles was educated in Baltimore common schools, Mount Irvin College, and the University of Maryland Medical School. He left his studies to enlist, Aug. 13, 1862, as Sgt., Company D, 8th Regiment Maryland Volunteer Infantry, the famed "Maryland Brigade." He saw action at Antietam, Clarksburg (W.Va.), Bolivar Heights, the Gettysburg Campaign, Maryland Heights and Funkstown (Hagerstown), the Wilderness, Laurel Hill and was wounded at Spotsylvania Courthouse. At Laurel Hill, Charles assumed company command after all officers had been killed or wounded. Recuperating from his Spotsylvania wound, Sgt. Quail also saw action at Cold Harbor, the Siege of Petersburg, Weldon Rail Road; Poplar Springs Church; Hatcher's Run; the Siege of Petersburg; and Appomattox Court House. He mustered out with the regiment on May 31, 1865 and returned to Maryland.

Charles received a medical degree and interned at the Baltimore Infirmary. He relocated to Auburn, PA. in 1867 and opened practice. Also in on June 4, 1867 married Emma. He served two terms as county coroner, federal pension examiner, member of the Schuylkill and Pennsylvania Medical Associations, four terms in the state Senate, 1901-1908, member and treasurer of the Auburn school board, chair of the county Republican committee and was a member of numerous civic, fraternal, and military veteran organizations.

In 1910, Quail traveled to Harrisburg confer with Governor Edwin S. Stuart about reimbursing the railroads for providing transportation (for the old soldiers) to the dedication of the Gettysburg State Memorial. He died suddenly in the Capitol Building on December 21, 1910.

Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; genealogy--family history--biography; containing historical sketches of old families and of representative and prominent citizens, past and present, J. H. Beers, Chicago, 1916, Volume I, Pages 117, 118 and119:

"CHARLES EDWARD QUAIL, M.D., late of Auburn, Pa., practiced medicine at that place and in the surrounding territory of Schuylkill county throughout his professional career. He was a successful physician in the best sense of the word, leading a life of busy helpfulness in that capacity, yet he also found time to be of service to his fellow citizens in various public relations, and his life story is replete with the record of duties well done, many of them voluntarily assumed and many of them undertaken at the request of those who recognized his ability and respected his admirable character. Dr. Quail was a native of Baltimore, Md., born Oct. 9, 1841, son of Conrad Quail."

"Charles Edward Quail began his education in the schools of Baltimore, and later attended Mount Irvin College, at Manchester, Md. He had begun his medical course at the Maryland University when the Civil war came on, and feeling that his first duty was to his country he enlisted, Aug. 2, 1862, in Company D , 8th Regiment, Maryland Volunteers, commanded by Col. Andrew, Denison, and attached to the brigade of Maj. Gen. John R. Kenly, Army of the Potomac. During his service of two years and ten months, until the surrender of Lee at Appomattox, he was in many actions, and was wounded at Spottsylvania Court House. The war over, he returned to his medical studies, was graduated from the Medical College at Maryland University, and for a year was an interne in the Baltimore Infirmary. Then he came to Auburn, Pa., in March, 1867, when he began independent practice, and he remained at that location until his death, which occurred Dec. 21, 1910. In connection with his practice Dr. Quail began the drug business, in 1892. Aside from general practice he had a number of professional connections, having served two terms as coroner, to which office he was elected in 1873; and a number of years as pension examiner, holding that position under Presidents Harrison and McKinley, and continuing to serve in that capacity until his election to the State Senate. He was a member of the Schuylkill County Medical Society and the Pennsylvania State Medical Society.

In his professional career Dr. Quail not only came into contact with citizens of every class of the community, but also acquired a close familiarity with local conditions, which with his practical character made him peculiarly fitted for public service. Though he measured up to larger responsibilities he was equally zealous in the performance of such duties as affected the home community only, and for thirty-three years he served as a member of the Auburn school board, of which body he was also treasurer. In 1900 he was honored with election as representative of his district in the State Senate, and was reelected in November, 1904. He was one of the active members of the Republican party in this section of the State, and was honored with the chairmanship of the county, which he held for two years. Dr. Quail from time to time had business interests also, being one of the organizers, in 1887, of the company which operated the plant known for five years as the Auburn Bolt & Nut Works, and he was president of that concern almost all of that period. He had a fine farm in West Brunswick township, lying one mile southeast of Auburn, as well as valuable real estate within the corporate limits of the borough.

Dr. Quail always maintained a sincere interest in the welfare of his old comrades of Civil war days. He was a member of Jere Helms Post, No. 26, G. A. R., of Schuylkill Haven, served some years on the Soldiers' Orphans' commission, and was an active member of the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Commission, his fellow officers being: St. Clair A. Mulholland, Philadelphia, president; George P. Morgan, Philadelphia, secretary; H. H. Cumings, Tidioute, Pa.; Henry S. Huidekoper, Philadelphia; E. A. Irwin, Curwensville, Pa.; Charles F. McKenna, Pittsburgh, Pa.; J. C. Stineman, South Fork, Pa.; E. L. Whittlesey, Erie, Pa. After the dedication of the State Monument at Gettysburg he went to Harrisburg to see Governor Stuart with reference to reimbursing the railroad companies for transporting the old soldiers to Gettysburg to attend the dedication. He died suddenly in the Capitol, his death being the first to occur there after the completion of the building. His religious connection was with the Church of God, and he was a trustee and elder for many years and otherwise active in its work.

On June 4, 1867, Dr. Quail married Emma Catherine Weishampel, and their five children were born at Auburn, as follows: Charles Edward, born May 10, 1868 (died Dec. 22 , 1872); Foster Koehler, born June 23, 1869 (died Dec. 21 , 1892), Emma Luella, born Nov. 18, 1873; Flora Juanita, born March 23, 1877; Charles Edward, born May 28, 1879 (died April 3, 1902). Emma Luella was married Nov. 16 1899, at Auburn, Pa., to Frederick Victor Filbert, Esq., of Pine Grove, Pa., the ceremony being performed by Rev. J. F. Meixell and Rev. H. F. Kroh. Four children have been born to this union: Marion Louise, Aug. 28, 1901; Frederic Quail, July 30, 1903; Edward Stuart, Nov. 6 , 1906; and Margaret Luella, Jan. 24, 1915. Flora Juanita was married April 9, 1902, at Auburn, Pa ., by Rev. S. M. Good, to Amos Yerkes Lesher, and they have had three children: Charles Quail, born May 7, 1904; James Edgar, Oct. 19, 1905; and Richard Yerkes, March 4, 1911 (died Sept. 15 , 1912)."


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