Dr Archibald Edwards Spelman

Dr Archibald Edwards Spelman

Birth
Flora, Clay County, Illinois, USA
Death 9 Oct 1967 (aged 66)
Smithville, Clay County, Missouri, USA
Burial Smithville, Clay County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 68803356 · View Source
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taken from www.spelmanfoundation.org
Dr. Arch E. Spelman inspired his neighbors to invest in a dream. Dr. Spelman dreamed of building a sorely needed hospital north of the Missouri River for residents of Clay, Platte, and Clinton counties. The Great Depression still gripped the land, but people trusted Dr. Spelman's reputation as a fine physician and surgeon, and responded to his appeal. Within weeks $11,000 was raised to build a hospital in Smithville, Missouri. Over the years the hospital grew in size, sustained by that original spirit of philanthropy. In 1982 all philanthropic efforts on behalf of the hospital were consolidated into the Spelman Medical Foundation.


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  • Created by: Bill Foster
  • Added: 23 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68803356
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Archibald Edwards Spelman (11 Feb 1901–9 Oct 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68803356, citing Smithville Memorial Cemetery, Smithville, Clay County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Bill Foster (contributor 47174064) .