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George R. Turpin (13 Aug. 1832-6 Aug. 1858)

George R. Turpin was the son of George William Turpin (1808-15 Apr. 1854), a Charlottesville, Virginia, hotelkeeper, and his wife, Malinda Bennett Dickerson (1810-5 Feb. 1855). The boarding house was located in Cabell House on Main Street, but doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Duke Family (Albemarle County, Virginia)

Richard Thomas Walker Duke (6 Jun. 1822-2 Jul. 1898) was descended from the Duke family of Hanover and James City Counties, Virginia. His father was Richard Duke (1777-1849) and his mother was Maria Walker, the granddaughter of Dr. Thomas Walker … Continue reading

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George Walter Clements Blatterman (3 Aug. 1820-23 Mar. 1912)

George W. Blatterman (or Blættermann, as he is listed in the U.Va. Matriculation Books) was born in England. He had lost his parents at four years old, and was adopted by his aunt, Mrs. Charlotte Elizabeth Blættermann (ca. 1776-1864), and … Continue reading

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Walter Reed (13 Sep. 1851-23 Nov. 1902)

To commemorate the imminent closing of the old Walter Reed Army Medical Center, I think it’s appropriate for us to give some thought to the life of the man for whom the institution was named. – JLC Walter Reed was … Continue reading

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