KEMBLE, George
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KEMBLE, DR. GEORGE S., died in Mifflinburg, Union county, Pa., March 9, 1884. He was the eldest son of George S. and Catharine Kemble, born in this city about the year 1825. His father was quite prominent in public affairs during the period of the introduction of the water supply, and was a successful merchant tailor. He died during the Rebellion, his widow surviving him until a few years since. Their children were Dr. George S.., Capt. James R., of the United States army, who died while in the service, Henry B., also deceased, and Charles C., who resides near Wheeling, W. Va. Dr. Kemble was educated in the public schools and at the old Harrisburg Academy. He studied medicine and graduated at Jefferson College. He practiced medicine at Philadelphia and Harrisburg, and at one time had charge of the Jewish Hospital in the former city. During the war of the Union Dr. Kemble served in the medical department of the United States army with distinguished credit. He served as brigade surgeon on the staff of Gen. Isaac I. Stevens and at the battle of Chantilly the General fell mortally wounded and died in the Doctor’s arms. After the battle of Antietam he was in charge of Pleasant Valley Hospital, near Frederick, Md., and subsequently was on duty in the southern department. At the close of the Rebellion he returned to the active duties of his profession, chiefly at Mifflinburg, where he was highly esteemed and appreciated. He was a genial, generous and noble-hearted man, and few there be in the home of his adoption who had more friends and who will be so severally missed. In his boyhood, early manhood and mature years he was the same delightful companion, and those of his confreres in early years will deeply regret his passing away. Dr. Kemble left a wife and several children.

 

Dorothy Bumbaugh

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