Death: 1890, Aug. 09
- Baltimore City
- Dates: 1890/08/16
Notes: Dr. John T. Councilman, of Pikesville, Baltimore county, one of the most eminent physicians in Maryland, died at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, on Saturday, 9th inst., where he had gone for treatment, aged 75 years. The cause of death was from Bright’s disease of the kidneys, from which he had suffered from for some time. On the 1st inst., Prof. Halstead of the University, performed an operation, but it failed to relieve him. Dr. Wm. T. Councilman, a son of Dr. Councilman, is of the medical staff of the Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Councilman graduated at Yale College in the class of 1839, and in 1842 received the degree of M.D. at the Maryland University. He then established himself in practice at Frienship, Calvert county, where he remained for seven years. He removed to Pikesville, Baltimore county in 1849, where he practiced for the past 40 years. In the earlier portion of his practice, the field of his operations was very large, he being compelled to ride over many miles of territory to visit his patients. He was a skillfull physician and his services were saought far and wide.
Dr. Councilman always took a deep interest in public affairs and was much interested in good public roads, as he had daily use for them, and he studied well their construction and repair. He often expressed his views thereupon through the colums of the JOURNAL. He was also, for several years a member of the school board when it was composed of thirteen members, and was devotedly attached to the cause of public education. The importance of his practice, however, prevented his accepting public office, which might interfere with his regualr duties. In politics he was a staunch Democrat.
Dr. Councilman was a charter member of Mt. Zion Lodge, 87, I.O.O.F., but for several years had not been connected with the order.
Dr. Councilman left all his property to his wife during her lifetime, and at her death it is to be divided between his five children, Charles A., Dr. Wm. T. and Jas. B. Councilman, and two daughters, Mrs. Joseph R. Owings, of Washington D.C., and Mrs. Edward A. Cockey, of Worthington Valley.
His funeral took place on Monday 11th inst. from his residence, Pikesville, the Rev. Mr. Lawrence of St. Marks P.E. Church, Pikesville, officiating at the residence and at Stone Chapel Cemetery, where the interment was made. The following were pall-bearers- Charles K. Harrison, Thomas Cradock, Geo. H. Elder, Wm. B. Graves, Randolph Barton, Robert T. Kirkland, Eugene Blackford, and Charles T. Cockey.
Source: Some Baltimore County Obituaries – 1890