Rufus Fort, MD (1872 - 1940)

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Birthplace: Robertson Co., TN.
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Occupation: medical doctor and entreprenure
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About Rufus Fort, MD

Dr. Rufus E. Fort was a surgeon, and he was co-founder, vice president, and medical director of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company in Nashville. He met and married Louise Clark in Boston in 1909. They moved to Nashville and settled at Fortland, the family farm in East Nashville where they raised Jersey cows.

http://www.library.nashville.org/localhistory/findingaids/Special_Collections_Division_Finding_Aid_Fort_Family.pdf

RUFUS ELIJAH8 FORT M.D. (EDMUND AUGUSTUS7, WHITMIL HILL6, PIETY5 HORN, SARAH4 BATTLE, ELISHA3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born March 19, 1872 in Robertson Co., TN. He married LOUISE CLARK October 12, 1909 in Boston, MA. She was born August 08, 1887 in St. Louis, MO.

    

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Dr. Fort is a member of the Hermitage Club, of which he has served as president, and he also belongs to the Nashville Golf and Country Club. Politically he is a democrat, and his religious faith is that of the Christian church, of which he is a loyal adherent. He acted as chairman of the local examining board during the World war, and the supreme regret of his entire life was that he was unable to actively serve his country during that war on account of an attack of the flu at that time. Dr. Fort makes his home on Riverside boulevard in Nashville and in addition to his property there he owns and operates a large farm noted for its fine herd of Jersey cattle. In fact this is the most famous herd in the south and one of the most noted in the United States, having taken probably more blue ribbons than any other herd in the south. His place is known as Fort Land and is a most beautiful southern home on Riverside boulevard. He is giving considerable attention also to the cultivation of four hundred acres of rich river bottom land equipped with every convenience of the model farm of the twentieth century. In his agricultural and stock raising interests he finds rest and recreation from arduous cares of the profession, which however claim the major part of his time and attention and in connection with which he has won distinguished honors and prestige. In his profession, Dr. Fort ranks with the greatest surgeons of the nation. One of his brilliant operations, never before performed and now part of the history of surgery in the United States, was the complete excision of the clavicle and complete excision of the first rib and removal of part of the sternum. Big in mind, body and heart, Rufus E. Fort is a typical southern gentleman of the old school, with all the ambition for service and progress that his scientific knowledge and energy, enthusiasm, abilities and patriotism can bring to the full development of the newer south, of which he is one of the greatest and most outstanding examples. The above sketch is from "Tennessee- The Volunteer State, Vol. 2" Also see "Historical Sketches of Adams & Port Royal" by Ralph L. Winters.

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Rufus Fort, MD's Timeline

1826
1826
1872
1872
Robertson Co., TN.
1909
1909
Age 37
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1910
1910
Age 38
Nashville, TN.
1911
1911
Age 39
Nashville, TN.
1914
1914
Age 42
Nashville, TN.
1919
1919
Age 47
Nashville, TN
1940
1940
Age 68
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Mount Olivet Cemetery Nashville Davidson County Tennessee, USA