14 March 2013

Robert O. Engram, M.D., a Biographical Sketch

Source: Georgia and Florida Biographies [database on-line].
Original Data from Biographical Souvenir of the States of Georgia and Florida,
Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and many
Early Settled Families in These States
. F. A. Battey & Company, 1889.
Transcribed by S. Lincecum about 2005.

Robert O. Engram, M.D., was born in Houston County, Ga, January 7, 1849. His father, William F. Engram, was born in Georgia, and was a son of Edward Engram, who emigrated from France to America in the latter part of the eighteenth century, came to Pennsylvania and afterwards to Georgia, and died in Houston County. William F. was the seventh child of eight children born to him and his wife, Jane Maxey. William F. followed farming all his life, and has been for many years one of the most substantial men in Houston County. In 1862 he joined the Confederate army, and was soon afterward promoted to captain of an artillery company, and served until the close of the war. He now resides in Houston County. His wife, Nancy A. Johnson, was born in Houston County. She bore him five children, viz: William H., Robert O., Tabitha J., Virginia C. and George F. Mrs. Engram was a daughter of Richard and Jane (Johnson) Johnson. The subject of this sketch was brought up on the farm in Houston County, and educated in early life in the common schools. In 1864 he joined the Confederate army with Morgan, and served until the close of the war. He then entered the University of Virginia and graduated from that institution in 1868. He soon took up the study of medicine and graduated from the Jefferson Medical College, of Philadelphia, in 1872. He was then appointed resident physician in the Pennsylvania Hospital at Philadelphia, and served in that capacity for a little more than a year, when he went to the charity hospital, of that city, and remained there until the fall of 1873, when he returned to Georgia and practiced his profession in Houston County until 1874, at which time he removed to Montezuma, where he has since given his attention to the practice of medicine, and is one of the leading practitioners in southwest Georgia. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Georgia Medical Association and the Southwest Georgia Medical Association, also the Academy of Natural Science of Philadelphia. January 15, 1881, he was married to Ella V. Horne, daughter of Thomas W. M. Horne, of Americus, Ga. Three children have been born to this union, viz: Lionel B., Robert E. and William H. Dr. Engram is a F. and A. M., in politics is a Democrat, and has served eight terms in the city council of Montezuma and three terms as mayor of his city.

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