George Brainard Todd of Marcellus NY

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George Brainard Todd8, (Caleb7, Caleb6, Caleb5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born April 30, 1834, in Marcellus, Onondaga County, N. Y., died Sept. 20, 1874, in Pensacola, Fla., he was twice married, first, Oct. 7, 1857, Eliza M., daughter of Timothy M. and Elizabeth Ann (Swain) Todd, who was born Oct. 7, 1831, died Nov. 1, 1864. For her ancestry, see No. 577. He married second, April 7, 1866, Ella S. Latsch, who was born March 6, 1839.

Mr. Todd graduated from the Onondaga Valley Academy and the Albany Medical School, and was thereafter duly licensed as a physician. In 1861, he was commissioned in the 12th N. Y. Vol. Militia, as Assistant Surgeon. Later he was commissioned in the same capacity in the U. S. Navy and served through the war. Shortly after the war, he was again commissioned in the Navy, and died of yellow fever while attending the sick, during an epidemic at Pensacola Navy Yard, in 1874. He was then Acting Past Assistant Surgeon. For some years he practiced medicine while a civilian, in Onondaga County, N. Y., but the greater part of his professional life was devoted to the service.

The following was taken from the Baltimore Sun:

“Died in Pensacola, Fla., acting Surgeon, George Brainard Todd, M. D. He was born in Marcellus, Onondaga County, N. Y., and graduated at the University of New York, at Albany. He also received collegiate diplomas from other schools of medicine, the last from the University of Maryland, in which State he resumed practice after the termination of the war of the rebellion. In the early part of these troubles, he volunteered as an assistant surgeon in the army, and was associated with the accomplished Surgeon and Medical Director, Tripler, from whom he received most gratifying notice of professional services and manly worth. His self possession in danger, his devotion to duty, and his patience in the surgery of resection, with the desire to save limbs to the wounded, commanded the enconiums of his superiors, and the gratitude of the unfortunate. Doctor Todd was in many sharp engagements in the field, and in the Navy, during the closing years of the civil war, in practical ironclad service. He not only gave his full professional abilities to each branch of our defense, with the pure patriotism of duty, but he combined those with the Samaritan tenderness of the true Physician, and when the cloud of war hovered over the seizure of the Virginius, he again offered in sacrifice, domestic happiness and pecuniary profit, and volunteered, without reserve, for duty. An ornament to his God-like profession, he has fallen in the path of duty, and in the hearts of those who knew him best, there will be deep grief, that so bright an example of manhood has been withdrawn from earth. His character was warmly appreciated and beloved by the humblest in official place. The lowest in intellect, and the most obtuse in perception, recognized him as an honest, faithful man in the discharge of duty and the obligations of friendship. But “Tis not all of death to die,” and in this is our comfort and our hope.”

Children:
1980. George Swain, b. Aug. 3, 1858, d. March 1, 1905, m. Oct. 4, 1899, Blanche Goldman. No children.
*1981. Fred Perine, b. May 9, 1860.
*1982. Florence E., b. April 17, 1863.




MLA Source Citation:

Todd, George Iru. Todd Family in America. Gazette Printing Company. 1920. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 23 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/genealogy/george-brainard-todd-of-marcellus-ny.htm - Last updated on Jan 2nd, 2013


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