Dr Ferdinand James Samuel Gorgas

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Dr Ferdinand James Samuel Gorgas

  • Birth 20 Jul 1834 Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 8 Apr 1914 Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 65645285

Dr. Gorgas, AB, AM, DDS, received the degree of AB and AM from Dickerson College, and his dental degree in 1854 from Baltimore Dental College, where he taught as Dean and Professor from 1867 until 1882. He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland in 1863, and was Dean and Professor there from 1882 until 1911, where he held the chairs of Prosthetic Dentistry, Oral Surgery, and Dental Medicine.

Dr. Gorgas was a member of the Maryland State Dental Association and an honorary fellow of many societies.

He married Anna E. (Swormstedt) Gorgas (born Aug 1835) on 5 Oct 1858 in Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana. She was born in Indiana, and both of her parents were born in Maryland.

In the 1900 U.S. Census, they lived at 845 Eutaw Street in Baltimore City. Anna had 4 children and 2 of them were still alive in 1900.

Anna and their two sons, Dr. Lawrence D. Gorgas, of Chicago, Illinois, and Dr. Herbert F. Gorgas, of Baltimore, Maryland, survived him.


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  • Created by: myta
  • Added: 14 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65645285
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Ferdinand James Samuel Gorgas (20 Jul 1834–8 Apr 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65645285, citing Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by myta (contributor 47351841) .