John William Cameron

b. 15 April 1837, d. 16 October 1893
  • John William Cameron was born on 15 April 1837 in Meriwether County, Georgia.
  • He married Catharine A. Frances Smith, daughter of William T. Smith and Amanda L. Moore, in January 1866.
  • John William Cameron appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Hamilton, Harris County, Georgia, apparently living separately from his family, but possibly an enumeration error.
  • He was a physician, according to the 1870 census.
  • John William Cameron and Catharine A. Frances Smith appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Nances, Muscogee County, Georgia. Other members of the household included Anna Cameron, Amanda Cameron, Hattie Cameron, Emma Francisca Cameron, Stanford Murdock Cameron and Ida Smith.
  • He was a physician, according to the 1880 census.
  • The following appeared on 29 January 1887 in the Columbus Daily Enquirer: Jr. J. W. Cameron, Practicing Physician. Diseases of Infancy and Childhood a specialty. D. J. W. Cameron can be found at Evans & Howard's Drug Store. Office Hours from 8 to 10 a m and from 2 to 6 p m. Residence No 310 Tenth street, opposite the synagogue.
  • The following appeared on 5 April 1887 in the Columbus Daily Enquirer: Dr. J. W. Cameron, late of this city, has located in Birmingham and will practice medicine there.
  • The following appeared on 6 July 1890 in the Columbus Enquirer-Sun: Attention is directed to the card of Dr. J. W. Cameron, which appears in the Professional Directory. His office hours are from 2 to 4 p.m., and calls left at Wakefield's and Sullivan & Drumbor's drug stores will receive prompt attention.
  • The following appeared on 1 October 1893 in the Columbus Enquirer-Sun: (Annual Change of Residences) Dr. J. W. Cameron, 1539 Third avenue.
  • John William Cameron died on 16 October 1893 at age 56 in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, at 1327 First Avenue at his residence.
  • The following appeared on 17 October 1894 in The Columbus Daily Enquirer-Sun:
         Last evening Dr. John W. Cameron, the well known specialist physician, whose serious illness has been mentioned in the Enquirer Sun, died at his residence, 1327 First avenue, surrounded by his family. Dr. Cameron was born in Meriwether county, April 15, 1837, and graduated at Nashville, Tenn., in 1857. During the war he served as surgeon of the Twenty-ninth Georgia Regiment. In 1877 he removed to Columbus, and soon built up an excellent practice, and shortly after was elected city and county physician, and served altogether very efficiently for four years.
         In January, 1866, he married Miss Fanny Smith, of Harris County, who together with four children, survive him. They are Mrs. H. H. Warner, Jrs. J. R. Wood, Stanford M. and Miss Emma F. Cameron.
         The deceased was a Master Mason, and was also connected with the Knights of Honor. His funeral will take place from his late residence this afternoon at 4 o'clock.
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2010

Family: Catharine A. Frances Smith b. circa 1846, d. March 1906