Dr. Charles Lincoln Bliss (1865 - 1939)

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Birthplace: Constantinople, Istanbul, Turkey
Death: Died in Washington, District Of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
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About Dr. Charles Lincoln Bliss

Career in Beirut 1891 , Beirut, Lebanon Dr. Charles L. Bliss (1891-95), son of the veteran missionary in Turkey, Isaac G. Bliss, was first made Lecturer in Anatomy, Skin Diseases, Pharmacy and Hygiene, and in 1893 was appointed professor of Anatomy. It was in large measure due to Dr. Bliss 5 influence that the clinics at the hospital were differentiated into sections for the handling of specialties. Before his time all ailments had passed through a general clinic.

WEDDED AMID GOLDEN ROD September 26, 1894 , Washington, D.C. WEDDED AMID GOLDEN ROD. Miss Edith M. Little, Daughter of the Pastor of Assembly's Church, United to Dr. Charles L. Bliss. One of the most exquisitely appointed weddings of the autumn season was that of Miss Edlth Mitchell Little, daughter of Rev. Dr George O. Little, pastor of Assembly's Presbyterian Church, and Dr. Charles Llncoln Bliss, of Beirut, Syrla, who were united in marriage at Assembly's Church last night at 8 o'clock, the bride's father performing the ceremony. Rev. Arthur M. Little, Ph.D., brother of the bride, played the wedding chorus from Lohengrin as the bridal party entered tho church, led by twelve young ladles singing the chorus. As they reached the front o the pulpit they formed on either side of the aisle, and with bunches of golden rod formed an arch, under which the rest of the party passed. First came the ushers, preceding the bride and her father, who were followed by the maid of honor. The groom and his attendant met the party at the altar, where Dr. Little took his place as officiating clergyman. Weber's grand march was played as a recessional. The bride was dressed in white satin, made en train, with a pearl bodice, wore Bride roses and carried a bunch of the same tied with white satin ribbon. The maid of honor, Miss Alice W. Griggs, of Ivoryton, Conn., wore golden crepe and carried a bouquet of white carnations, tied with orange ribbon. Sylvester S. Bliss, of New York City, brother of the groom, acted as groomsman. The twelve young ladles who sung the chorus were Misses Minnle and Flossie Keene, Ella Lyman, Vena Wells, Nellie Stetson, Blanche Campbell, Stella Tucker, Nellie Brown, Lou McElfresh, and Ella, Jennie, and Gertrude Davis. They were dressed in white with golden ribbons, and carried large bunches of golden rod. The ushers were Norton M. Little, of Duluth, Minn., brother of the bride; F. H. Schauffler, of Cleveland. Ohio; Dr R. W. Hastings, of Boston; Joseph G. Hastings, of Warren. Mass; J. C. Burcher, of Princeton University, and W. Irving Campbell, of Washington. The church was handsomely decorated with palms and golden rod, and the church parlors were almost banked in with the same brilliant flowers. After the ceremony the young couple received several hundreds of their friends in the rooms below, where congratulatlons and good wishes were showered upon them. Refreshments were served to all who wished, and shortly after 9 o'clock the bridal party, twenty-two in number, sat down to the weddlng supper. The room was lit with wax lights with golden shades, and the table decorations were all of yellow. Several hundred presents were received by Mr. and Mrs. Bliss, but they had all been packed up and shipped away, so were not on exhibition. Among them, however, was a solid sliver service, consisting of berry dish, cream pitcher, sugar bowl and tongs, presented by the officers of Assembly's Church. The trustees of the college at Beirut gave a check for $300 and othor large sums of monoy came from many friends of both the contracting parties. Mr. and Mrs Bliss left last nlcht at 11:30 for New York, and will sail on the Paris for Europe at 11 o'clock this morning. They will proceed at once to Beirut. The groom, Dr. Charles Lincoln Bliss, occupies the chair of anatomy in the Protestant College at Beirut. He is a native of West Springfield, Mass., and is a son of Rev. Dr. Isaac Bliss, who was for forty years a missionary at Constantinople. Among those present were Dr. and Mrs. Byron Sunderland, Rev. J. L. French, Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lyman, Mr. and Mrs. L. Holtzlauder, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. King, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Purdy, George Provost, A. G. M. Provost, L. A. Whittaker, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Sturtevant, Mr. and Mrs C. L. Sturtevant, Gen and Mrs. Ellis Spear, Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Keene, J. C. Strout, Judge and Mrs. I. G. Kimball and their daughters, Warren Young, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Boyd, Mr and Mrs. J. M. Foster, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Beatty, Misses Norma, Sarah and Louise Bogan, Mr. and Mrs E. H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Chittenden, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Clum, Mr. and Mrs. F. P Davis, Mrs. M. S. Delano, Mr. and Mrs. C. B Dicky, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Dunster, Mr. and and Mrs. M. Freeman, Mr. and Mrs. J. E N. Ingalls, Mrs. Anna Just, Miss Jennie Kimball, Mrs. Mary Lamson, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Lease, Mrs. Cora Lord, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. McArthur, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. McBath, Mrs. M. C. Rice, Mrs. Sarah E. Shane, Miss Nellie Skidmore, Mrs. M. R. Stetson, Mrs. Elvlna Stockton, Mrs. A M. Swayne, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Tyler, Mrs. E C. Van Vleck, Mrs. Emma Wells, Mrs. A. E. Whittaker, Mr. and Mrs. F. I. Willis. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wykoff, Mr. and Mrs. Jethro Mitchell, and Mrs. E. E. Dwlght, of Toledo, Ohio.

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Dr. Charles Bliss's Timeline

1865
April 14, 1865
Constantinople, Istanbul, Turkey
1894
September 26, 1894
Age 29
Washington, D.C.
1896
May 22, 1896
Age 31
Washington, District Of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
1939
November, 1939
Age 74
Washington, District Of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
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