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Dr. Merritt Caldwell BRAGDON, M. D.

Male 1850 - 1927  (77 years)


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  • Name Merritt Caldwell BRAGDON 
    Title Dr. 
    Suffix M. D. 
    Born 6 Jan 1850  New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1859  Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education Between 1870 and 1873 
    • in medicine at the Chicago Medical College, the Hahnemon Medical Schoolin Philadelphia and took surgical training in Vienna, Austria
    Anecdote
    • came to Evanston IL with his parents, the Rev. & Mrs. Charles Bragdon, asa boy of nine, and after attending the grammar school he graduated fromNorthwestern University in 1870. Soon after graduation, he pursued hisstudies at the Chicago Medical College and in Vienna, and at HahnemonMedical School in Philadelphia. He also received special surgicaltraining in Vienna, Austria. He then returned to Evanston and beganpractice there in 1873. in 1891 he conceived the idea of starting ahospital in Evanston and it was due to a suggestion of his that theEvanston Emergency Hospital was founded. Two of his patients, Mrs.Butler and Mrs. Kidder, undertook the organization. From it has grownthe present Evanston Hospital, one of the best-equipped and best-managedin the country, on whose staff Dr. Bragdon served continuously for 35years. He took an active interest in public affairs, and was one of thefounders and original stockholders of the State Bank of Evanston, laterthe State Bank and Trust Company, and now the State National Bank. Hewas also a member of its Board of Directors. He was a member of Phi BetaKappa, honourary scholastic fraternity; the Evanston Club; the CountryClub of Evanston; and the Chicago Homeopathic Society. He was keenlyactive for the best interests of Northwestern University, from whichinstitution he and his four children all graduated (all Phi Beta Kappa).Dr. and Mrs. Bragdon were married at the Philadelphia CentennialExposition in 1876 and celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in1926.
    Misc
    • interested in public affairs
    Graduation 1870  Northwestern University, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    Occupation 1873  Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Physician/surgeon and practiced homeopathy 
    _AMTID 330126059241:1030:114017017 
    _FSFTID L45Q-PTY 
    _UID E1DE6FE7E85446128A9A7C65C082A8A23A98 
    Died 10 May 1927  Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I941  Work in progress june2018
    Last Modified 12 May 2018 

    Father Charles Powers BRAGDON,   b. 9 Sep 1808, Acton, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1861, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Sarah Woodman CUSHMAN,   b. Abt 1820,   d. Aft 1851, Pasadena, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1838  New Gloucester, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F791  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Wayne BYERLY,   b. Bef 1856, New York City, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Nov 1926, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 70 years) 
    Married 1876  Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances Elizabeth BRAGDON,   b. 25 Aug 1878,   d. 26 Dec 1974  (Age 96 years)
     2. Merritt Wayne BRAGDON,   b. 1880,   d. Jul 1884  (Age 4 years)
     3. Charles Ridgaway BRAGDON,   b. 12 Sep 1884, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1964, Larchmont, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Sarah Frances BRAGDON,   b. 3 May 1886,   d. 10 May 1957, Princeton, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Merritt Caldwell BRAGDON, Jr,   b. 19 Nov 1892,   d. 30 Jan 1958  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F746  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart