Thomas Almond Ashby

Birth: 1848, Nov. 18
Death: 1916, Jun. 26
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

Directories

Date Name Occupation Address City
1906 doctor 1125 Madison Ave. Baltimore City
1881 Thomas A. Ashby doctor 82 Saratoga Baltimore City
1912 Thomas A. Ashby doctor 1125 Madison Ave. Baltimore City
1890 Thomas A. Ashby physician 1125 Madison Avenue Baltimore

Additional Information

  • Dates:
    Notes: See also:
    Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 1: January, 1946-July, 1949. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1949. (BioIn 1)

    Dictionary of American Medical Biography. Lives of eminent physicians of the United States and Canada, from the earliest times. By Howard A. Kelly and Walter L. Burrage. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1928. Reprint. Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands: Longwood Press, 1979. (DcAmMeB)

    A Dictionary of North American Authors Deceased before 1950. Compiled by W. Stewart Wallace. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1951. Reprint. Detroit: Gale Research, 1968. (DcNAA)

    The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Volume 33. New York: James T. White & Co., 1947. Reprint. Volumes 1-50. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms, 1967-1971. Use the Index to locate biographies. (NatCAB 33)

    Who Was Who in America. A component volume of “Who’s Who in American History.” Volume 4, 1961-1968. Chicago: Marquis Who’s Who, 1968. (WhAm 4)
    Source:

  • Dates: 1848-?
    Notes:
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 58-59
  • Dates: 1848-?
    Notes: [Admitted to MedChi 1877]. Born near Front Royal, Warren County. Va., November 18, 1848. Educated at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.; M.D., University of Maryland, 1873; Prosector, 1873-74; Resident Physician, University Hospital, 1875-79; Founder of the Maryland Medical Journal, 1877; Editor of the Journal, 1877-88; Lecturer, Spring Course, University of Maryland, 1877; Founder of Woman’s Medical College of Baltimore, 1882; Professor of Obstetrics, Woman’s Medical College, 1882-98; Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Baltimore Polyclinic, 1884; Physician to Nursery and Child’s Hospital; Professor of Diseases of Women and Children, Baltimore Medical College, 1889-97; Professor of Diseases of Women, University of Maryland, 1897–; President, Baltimore Medical Association; President, Baltimore Gynaecological and Obstetrical Society; Vice-President, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, 1889-90; President, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty, 1899-91; Treasurer, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty, 1898-. 1125 Madison Avenue, Baltimore.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 307
  • Dates: 1848-1916
    Notes:

    Name: Thomas A. Ashby
    Death date: Jun 26, 1916
    Place of death: Baltimore, MD
    Birth date: 1848
    Type of practice: Allopath
    Practice specialities:OBG Obstetrics/Gynecol
    Hospital affiliations: Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore Home for Incurables, St. Agnes’ Hospital, Mount Hope Asylum, Baltimore
    Medical school(s): University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore: University of Maryland School of Medicine and Coll of Phys and Surgeons, 1873, (G)
    Professorship: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore: University of Maryland School of Medicine and Coll of Phys and Surgeons, diseases of women, MD-05 Women’s Medical College of Baltimore, Baltimore, obstetrics, clinical gynecology
    Journal of the American Medical Association Citation: 67:133

    Source: Directory of Deceased American Physicians 1804-1929

  • Dates: 1848-1916
    Notes: ASHBY, Thomas Almond (1848-1916), surgeon, teacher, author. Thomas A. Ashby was born near Front Royal, Virginia, November 18, 1848, the son of Thomas Newton and Elizabeth Almond Ashby, of good old English stock descending through Col. John Ashby, a friend of Washington. He secured his preliminary training in Washington College, Virginia (now Washington and Lee University), under Gen. Robert E. Lee. Graduating in medicine at the University of Maryland in 1873, he was a resident physician in the hospital in 1875. In 1877 with several associates he founded the “Maryland Medical Journal,” remaining its editor for fourteen years. He helped to found the Women’s Medical College of Baltimore in 1882, and remained associated with it until 1897, when he took the chair of diseases of women at the University of Maryland as successor to the widely known Dr. Wm. T. Howard (q.v.), close friend and extravagant admirer of Marion Sims (q.v.).

    In 1890 he was president of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland; he was a member of the American Gynecological Society, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

    Ashby wrote a book on the diseases of women but the manuscript was burned in the fire of 1904. He published later a “Text Book of Gynecology;” the “Life of Turner Ashby;” “The Valley Campaign,” and a boyhood reminiscence of the Civil War.

    Dr. Ashby’s faith expressed to his close friend and associate L. E Neale, during the last winter of his life, was that he would awake sometime after death, it might be in a few seconds or it might be after long ages, and then he would find that all was well with him.

    Dr. Ashby was familiarly and affectionately called “Tim” by his intimates; he was a politician in the good sense of the word, always cordial, kindly and friendly, and keeping in touch with everybody. He died June 26, 1916, in Baltimore after an attack of diabetes and tuberculosis lasting for some months.

    Howard A. Kelly
    Source: Kelly, Howard A. and Burrage, Walter J., Dictionary of American Medical Biography: Lives of Eminent Physicians of the United States and Canada, From the Earliest Times [reprint of 1928 edition] Boston: Milford House: 39

  • Dates: 1873
    Notes: M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Historical Sketch of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (1807-1890), with an Introductory Chapter, Notices of the Schools of Law, Arts and Sciences, and Theology, and the Department of Dentistry, and a General Catalog of Medical Alumni Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 162
  • Dates: 1875-79
    Notes: Resident Physician, Baltimore Infirmary
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Historical Sketch of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (1807-1890), with an Introductory Chapter, Notices of the Schools of Law, Arts and Sciences, and Theology, and the Department of Dentistry, and a General Catalog of Medical Alumni Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 212
  • Dates: 1882-1883, 1883-1884
    Notes: Professor of Obstetrics, Woman’s Medical College, Baltimore
    Source: Abrahams, Harold J., Extinct Medical Schools of Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society: 102
  • Dates: 1882-1897
    Notes: Faculty, Women’s Medical College, Baltimore
    Source: Abrahams, Harold J., Extinct Medical Schools of Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society: 114
  • Dates: 1884-1885
    Notes: Professor of Obstetrics, Woman’s Medical College, Baltimore
    Source:
  • Dates: 1916
    Notes: DR. THOMAS A. ASHBY
    Funeral services for Dr. Thomas A. Ashby, who died Monday at his home, 1125 Madison avenue, will take place this afternoon. They will be conducted by the Rev. DeWitt M. Benham, pastor of Central Presbyterian Church, assisted by the Rev. John Strong, pastor of the Eutaw Place Baptist Church. The body will be taken to Front Royal, Va., early tomorrow morning, where it will be buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, near Dr. Ashby’s home. The honorary pallbearers will be William C. Page, I.C. Robinson, Edward M. Burracker, Samuel D. Buck, A. Dorsey Johnston and Drs. Charles H. Riley, A.B. Aumen, Randolph Winslow, L.E. Neale, Charles W. Mitchell, S.K. Merrick, John W. Chambers, J.M.H. Rowland, Hiram Woods, J. Mason Hundley, G. C. Lockard, R.G. Willse, Charles G. Sadtler, Frank Martin, E.G. Welsh and Nathan Winslow.
    Source: Dielman – Hayward File. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD. Drawer 105.
  • Dates: 1938/02/22
    Notes: ASHBY. — On February 22, 1938, MRS. MARY CUNNINGHAM, wife of the late Dr. Thomas Almond Ashby.

    Services at her late residence, 3 Osbourne avenue, Catonsville, on Friday at 10 o’clock. Interment in Front Royal, Va.
    Source: Dielman – Hayward File. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD. Drawer 105.

  • Dates: 1938/02/22
    Notes: Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Cunningham Ashby, wife of the late Dr. Thomas Almond Ashby, who died Tuesday, after a long illness, will be held at her home at 3 Osburne road, Catonsville, at 10 A.M. tomorrow.

    The Rev. John H. Gardner, Jr., pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, and the Rev. William W. Shearer, pastor of St. Timothy’s Church, Catonsbille, will conduct the services. Mrs. Ashby will be buried at Front Royal, Va., of which both she and her husband were natives.

    Doctor and Mrs. Ashby moved to Baltimore many years ago. Dr. Ashby was connected with the University of Maryland Medical School.

    Surviving Mrs. Ashby are four daughters, Mrs. J. George R. Graham, of Maplewood, N.J., and Mrs. Julian M. Rogers, Mrs. William G. Wiegand and Miss Elizabeth Almond Ashby, of Catonsville. Also surviving is a sister, Miss Katherine S. Cunningham, of Chillichothe, Ohio; four granddaughters and a grandson.
    Source: Dielman – Hayward File. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD. Drawer 105.

  • Dates: n. d.
    Notes: Ashby, Thomas Almond, M.D. (1948-1916) Biog. Sketch, Andrews, Tercentenary Hist. of Md., II, 106-108.
    Source: Dielman – Hayward File. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD. Drawer 105.

Bibliography

  • Ashby, Thomas Almond, The Valley campaigns, being the reminiscences of a non-combatant while between the lines in the Shenandoah Valley during the ware of the states, by Thomas A. Ashby New York: Neale.
  • Ashby, Thomas Almond, A text-book of the diseases of women Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins.