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Albert C. Gorgas PA obit 1895
Posted by: Sharon Stamis (ID *****8909) Date: August 04, 2005 at 04:36:22
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This posting was found in the rootsweb PA Civil War site. I am not related to this surnmae. Sharon

Obituary, Saturday, July 6, 1895, The Germantown Guide

AN EMINENT PHYSICIAN'S DEATH.

Funeral Services at St. Luke's and Interment in the Churchyard Adjoining.

Dr. Albert C. Gorgas, for many years a surgeon in the United States Navy, died
at his home on West Chelten Avenue, near Greene street, last Saturday. The
deceased came of an old Germantown family. On August 30, 1856, when quite a
young man, he was appointed assistant surgeon and assigned to the sloop-of-war
Germantown, and served on the East-India station from 1857 to 1860. On October
13, 1861, he was commissioned as surgeon and attached to the Vandalia, of the
Smith Atlantic Squadron, until 1863, and was subsequently assigned to the Naval
Hospital at Norfolk, where he remained until the fall of 1864. Dr. Gorgas was
later stationed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and at Portsmouth, N. H. He was on
duty at the Naval Hospital, Annapolis, from 1873 to 1877, and then went to sea
for the last time in 1879 as Fleet Surgeon of the Atlantic Squadron. In August,
1893, Dr. Gorgas was transferred to the Naval Museum of Hygiene in Washington,
D. C., and continued his official relations with t!
hat institution until his death. For some time before his death Dr. Gorgas was
a sufferer from disease of the heart, and thought by taking a rest at his home
in Germantown, he would probably recover. He leaves a wife, a daughter and two
sons, the latter being Miles Gorgas, who holds a prominent position in the
United States Navy, and the Rev. Henry Gorgas, who is an assistant rector in a
Protestant Episcopal church in New York. The funeral services were conducted in
St. Luke's P. E. Church, on Tuesday afternoon, by the Rev. Samuel Upjohn, D. D.,
rector, assisted by the surpliced choir. The following Medical Directors of the
United Slates Navy were honorary pall-bearers: Albert L. Gihon, Henry M. Wells,
Christopher J. Cleborne, Edward Shippen, Charles H. White, Thos. H. Penrose,
Surgeons Bennjamin S. Mackie and Samuel H. Griffith.


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