R. Edward Garrett

Birth: ?
Death: 1957, Jun. 14
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore
  • Baltimore City

Additional Information

  • Dates: 1902
    Notes: Member, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 850
  • Dates: 1957/06/16
    Former Spring Grove Head Died at Age of 89

    Funeral services for Dr. R. Edward Garrett, former superintendant of the Spring Grove State Hospital, will be held at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning at the Witzke funeral establishemtn, 4101 Edmondson avenue.

    Dr. Garrett, who resigned his post at Spring Grove in 1935 because of ill health, died Sunday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Nancy Hood, of Los Angeles. He was 89 years old.

    A graduate of the Baltimore City College and the University of Maryland Medical School, where he received his medical degree in 1890, Dr. Garrett was a resident physician for five years in the psychopathic department of Bay View Hospital.

    After a brief period of service as assistant to the resident surgeon at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, he went to Spring Grove as assistant physician in 1899.

    Was Superintendent

    He served as superintendent of Spring Grove from 1928 until 1935.

    Dr. Garrett had lived in Los Angeles for about five years since the death of his wife, the former Ella Bird.

    In addition to his sister he is survived by a nephew, Curtis L. Garrett, of Baltimore, and two nieces, Miss Dorothy Hood and Mrs. Helen Fergusson, of Los Angeles.

    Burial will be in Druid Ridge Cemetery.

    Sun (Baltimore) 6/14/1957
    Source: Dielman – Hayward File. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD. Drawer 105.