Alexander County

Obituary - George McNemer


Dr. George Hutchins McNemer, age 63 years, prominent physician of Cairo and well known thruout the state in the medical fraternity, died suddenly at his home, 224 Eleventh street, this morning, at 5 a.m. He had been in failing health for some time but was able to be out and visited friends Tuesday. His death came unexpectedly and was a shock to his family and friends.

Dr. McNemer was born Sept. 9, 1865, in Owensboro, Ky. He was the son of Philip and Patty Dugan McNemer and graduated from the medical school of the University of Louisville, Ky., in the class of 1889. He took a post graduate course in medicine at New York Polytechnic and Harvard medical school. He came to Cairo and started a practice March 2, 1889. He was married April 27, 1893, to Miss Adah Elizabeth Hubbard in Columbus, Ky.

Surviving Dr. McNemer are his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Roswell M. Rennie; a nephew, Dr. Phil H. McNemer; a step-brother, G. P. Crabtree, all of Cairo, a nephew Philip McNemer of Little Rock, Ark; three nieces Mable McNemer Richardson of Little Rock; Cyrine McNemer of St. Louis and Grace Octave McNemer of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Dr. McNemer was a member of the Alexander County Medical society and of the Masonic lodge of Cairo.

Arrangements for the funeral had not been completed today but will be announced Thursday. Dan A. Sullivan will direct the funeral.

Contributor's Notes: Dr. McNemer was 68, not 63 when he died. In my copy of his obit, someone had marked out the 3 and replaced it with an 8. There is a handwritten note at the top of the article that reads, "Wednesday, Oct. 18 - 1933."

Contributed by Martha Aldridge

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