William Fessenden Wesselhoeft (1862 - 1943)

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Birthplace: Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died
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About William Fessenden Wesselhoeft

Dr., Chief Surgeon at the Massachusetts Memorial Hospital and Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Boston University School of medicine

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William Fessenden WESSELHOEFT 1862-1943

Chief Surgeon at the Massachusetts Memorial Hospital and Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Boston University School of medicine.

Commissioned Major September 17, 1917. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel October 18, 1918. Director and Chief Surgical Service, Base Hospital N. 44, Camp Dix, N. J. April 1918 and A.E.F. July 1918. Temporary duty Mobile Hospital N. 4, A.E.F. Overseas France, nine months. Discharged April 29, 1919.

William was the Commanding Officer of the Base Hospital #44 which was organised by the Massachusetts Memorial Hospital.

William was the father of Mrs. L Saltonstall, the wife of Governor Saltonstall of Massachusetts.

The Wesselhoefts were friends of George Lyman Kittredge, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Francis John Higginson, brother of Thomas Wentworth Higginson.

The Swift and Wesselhoeft Family Collection family archive is located at the University of Massachusetts Manuscript Collections.

With thanks to Linda Englemann, the Annals of Brattleboro by Mary R. Cabot are all online. Her great-grandfather, Christian F. Schuster, who came to the States around 1840 and was hired by Robert Wesselhoeft as musical director at the Wesselhoeft Water Cure (Hydropathic Establishment) in 1845. Vol. II, pages 563-575 contains an extensive section on the Wesselhoeft Water Cure, and it mentions the musical evenings there.

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William Wesselhoeft's Timeline

1862
March 5, 1862
Massachusetts, United States
1889
1889
Age 26
New Hampshire, United States
1892
1892
Age 29
Massachusetts, United States
1893
February 3, 1893
Age 30
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1897
1897
Age 34
Massachusetts, United States
1943
July, 1943
Age 81
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