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George M’Ilvaine Ramsey

1820–1902

American physician, writer, and farmer. After working as a carpenter and schoolteacher, graduated from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1852. Practised in New York City, 1853–61, 1865–76. Surgeon, Ninety-fifth Regiment of New York, Army of the Potomac, 1861–5. Returned to his family farm in Washington county, Pennsylvania, in 1876. Published several books linking astronomy, meteorology, geology, and theology.

Sources

Crumrine 1882

personal communication from the Washington County Historical Society (Pennsylvania) (Cemetery listings).

Bibliography

Crumrine, Boyd. 1882. History of Washington County, Pennsylvania, with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men. Philadelphia: L. H. Everts & Co.

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