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Dr William Rufus Kennard

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Dr William Rufus Kennard

  • Birth 29 Sep 1834
  • Death 16 Sep 1902
  • Burial Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 88712113

Dr. William R Kennard, for twenty-two years a practicing physician of Milam county, was born in Sumter county, Alabama. His, parents were James P. and Minerva Kennard. W.R. Kennard was reared in his native county in the select schools in which he received his early mental training. He graduated in medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1860, and located for the practice of his profession in Miller County, Missouri. At the opening of the late war he entered the Confederate army enlisting in a Missouri regiment which became part of Price's army with which he served in the capacity of field and hospital surgeon until the close of hostilities. After the war he resided for six years partly in Missouri and partly in Alabama, engaged in the practice of his profession. In the fall of 1871 he came to Texas, and located in Milam county, west of the town of Cameron where he resided until 1878, at which time he took up his residence in Rockdale which has since been his home. He has been chiefly interested in the practice of his profession and incidentally in the drug business. He has met with reasonably good success in both. He has served as Mayor of Rockdale, has been a member of the School Board, assisted in organizing the Milam County Medical Society of which he was the first president, has been medical examiner of Rockdale Lodge, Knights of Honor, since 1878, and was for several years a member of the Board of Medical Examiners of Milam county, when the law creating that board first went into operation. He belongs to the Odd-Fellows, and for thirty years has been a member of the Masonic fraternity. . . . History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties
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  • Added: 18 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88712113
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr William Rufus Kennard (29 Sep 1834–16 Sep 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88712113, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by BeNotForgot (contributor 46974545) .