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William James LumsdenRoster ID 2942
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1867|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William James Lumsden, Class of 1867:
New Market Cadet; Private, Co. D.
Born- April 10, 1846, in Greensboro, NC.
Father- Rev. James D. Lumsden; Mother- Elmira Harris.
Pat. Grandfather- William Lumsden; Pat. Grandmother- Agnes Youle.
Mat. Grandparents- unknown.
Married- Sarah L. Kennedy; June 29, 1874.
Died- October 14, 1914.|
Information published in Physicians and Surgeons of America: A Collection of Biographical Sketches of the Regular Medical Profession. Edited and compiled by Irving A. Watson. Concord, N.H.: Republican Press Association, 1896.
"William J. Lumsden (1846-1914, Elizabeth City, NC) LUMSDEN, William James, Elizabeth City, N.C., son of James D. and Elmira (Harris) Lumsden, grandson of William Lumsden of Edinburg, [sic] Scotland, was born April 10, 1846, at Greensboro, N.C. He was educated in the common schools and in the Virginia Military Institute, at Lexington, Va.; served two years in the Confederate army, as a volunteer, and commenced the study of medicine in 1866, at South Mills, N.C., under Dr. F.N. Mullen of that place and Dr. J.J. Shannonhouse, of Hertford, N.C.; attended two courses of lectures at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, and was graduated in March, 1869. He received special instruction in New York at various times under different instructors, mainly Dr. J. Marion Sims, before the days of post-graduate Schools. Settled in the practice of medicine, in 1870, at Elizabeth City, N.C., and has since remained there. He is a member of the American Medical Association; Medical Society of the State of North Carolina; Pasquotank County Medical Society; member of the board of pension examiners; and surgeon of the First Regiment, North Carolina State troops. Dr. Lumsden gives special attention to surgery and gynecology, and has performed twenty-five consecutive successful lithotomies. Married, June 29, 1874, Miss Sarah L. Kennedy, of Elizabeth City, N.C. Transcribed from: Physicians and Surgeons of America: A Collection of Biographical Sketches of the Regular Medical Profession. Edited and compiled by Irving A. Watson. Concord, N.H.: Republican Press Association, 1896.