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Dr. Andrew Walker McALESTER

Male 1841 - 1922  (81 years)


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  • Name Andrew Walker McALESTER 
    Title Dr. 
    Born 1 Jan 1841  Rocheport, Boone County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Nov 1922  Columbia, Boone County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 4 Nov 1922  Columbia Cemetery, Columbia, Boone County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Missouri Biographical Dictionary [database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, pp. 262-263:

      ANDREW W. McALESTER was born, January 1, 1841, in Rocheport, Boone county, Missouri. . . .

      Andrew W. McAlester, the subject of this sketch, was reared in Boone county, and had all the advantages of excellent educational training. He attended the common schools until prepared for a collegiate course, when he entered the State University at Columbia and graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the summer of 1864. In the fall of the same year, having chosen his profession and given some attention to the study of medical works, he attended the lectures at Rush Medical College, in Chicago, returning to Columbia in the following spring to resume his studies. In the fall of 1865 he attended the lectures at St. Louis Medical College, graduating from that institution with the degree of Doctor of Medicine in the spring of 1866, and returned to Columbia to begin the practice of his profession. He spent six months of the year 1867 in the hospitals of New York city, which brought him in contact with almost every character of disease and every variety of surgical operation. In the summer of the same year the University conferred on him the degree of Master of Arts. Returning from New York, he resumed practice in Columbia. It was not long before the people of that section recognized his great merit as a physician and surgeon, and a lucrative practice was at once within his grasp.

      In 1872, on the establishment of the medical department of the University, he was elected to the chair of Obstetrics and Surgery, a position which he has ever since filled with credit to himself and honor to the University. When the duties of his professorship permit, he continues the practice of his profession, and has earned a high reputation as a successful practitioner and skillful surgeon.

      Dr. McAlester is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and also of the Masonic fraternity. In politics he was a Whig until the extinction of that party, and has since acted with the Democracy.

      Dr. McAlester has been twice married. His first wife was Miss Mary E. Berry, daughter of Major D. D. Berry, of Springfield, Missouri, whom he married December 21, 1869. She died in 1870, less than a year after marriage. In May, 1873, he was married to Miss Sallie McConathy, a daughter of the late James McConathy, of Columbia. She was born in Kentucky in 1841. Her mother's maiden name was Peniston, who was also a native of Kentucky. By the last marriage Dr. McAlester has one child, Andrew Walker McAlester, jr., who was born February 19, 4876, in Columbia.

      In the spring of 1873 Dr. McAlester visited Europe to improve his knowledge of the medical science in the best schools of that country. He visited London, England, Heidelberg, Germany, and Paris, France, gathering useful information in those centers of intelligence. No man in the profession in Missouri ranks higher as a physician, an instructor and a Christian citizen than he.

      (2) http://www.findagrave.com:

      Andrew Walker McAlester
      Birth: 1841
      Death: 1922

      Son of Brightbery McAlester and Mary (Walker) McAlester. Born in Rocheport. Husband of Sallie McConthy. Surgeon.

      Family links: Children: Andrew Walker McAlester (1876 - 1954); Spouse: Sallie McConathy McAlester.

      Burial: Columbia Cemetery, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA

      Created by: Amanda!!
      Record added: Nov 15, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 44382758
    Person ID I22195  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 

    Father Brightberry McALESTER,   b. 26 Oct 1809, Simpson County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1902, Boone County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann WALKER,   b. 1818, Wheeling, Ohio County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1888, Boone County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1833  MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9778  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary E. BERRY,   b. 4 Mar 1846,   d. 14 Oct 1870  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1869  Boone County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F9780  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sallie McCONATHY,   b. 1841, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 3 Nov 1922  (Age > 81 years) 
    Married 27 May 1873  Boone County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F9781  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Missouri MarriageRecords, 1805-2002 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007: Name: Dr A W Mcalister Marriage Date: 21 Dec 1869 Marriage County: Boone Spouse Name: Mary E Berry.

    2. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Missouri MarriageRecords, 1805-2002 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007: Name: Dr Andrew W Mc Alister Marriage Date: 27 May 1873 Marriage County: Boone Spouse Name: Sallie Mcconathy.