Notes for Oliver Wendell Holmes

!US Census 1860 (15 July) Massachusetts, Boston Suffolk Co., Boston Ward 6, PO, Roll M653_521, Sheet 108, Page 746, House No. 570, Lines 6-13: Oliver W. Holmes (b. 1810 - 50 - in MA - Occ: Physician - Property Value $23,500 + $27,000) married to Amelia (b. 1818 - 42 - in MA). Children listed (born in MA) are: Oliver W. (son b. 1841 - 19 - Occ: Harvard College); Amelia L. (dau b. 1844 - 16); and Edward L. (son b. 1847 - 13). OTHERS LISTED are: Mary Rooney (b. 1828 - 32 - in MA - Occ: Servant); Margaret Dowdin (b. 1825 - 35 - in ME - Occ: Servant); and Samuel W. (b. 1828 - 32 - in ME - Occ: Servant)

!Information from "Holmes, Oliver Wendell," Microsoft® Encarta® Online Encyclopedia 2001: "Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894), American writer and physician, whose wit and intellectual vitality are representative of cultivated Boston society of the era. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Holmes was educated at Harvard College. He also studied in Europe, and in 1836 he received a medical degree from Harvard Medical School and began to practice medicine in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. From 1847 to 1882 he taught at Harvard Medical School. Holmes's essay "The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever" (1843) advanced the use of aseptic techniques in obstetrics and surgery."

!"The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable American, Volume V", page 318-319: 'Atlantic Monthly in 1857, and gave the magazine its name, contributing to it a series of conversational papers entitled "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table" (1858), which contained some of his best poems.
He died at 296 Beacon street, Boston, Mass. Oct. 7, 1894. The burial service, held at King's Chapel, was conducted by the Rev. E. E. Hale and he was buried at Mount Auburn.'

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