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Rawlings, Carroll Monroe

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History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673]: 
volume 5, page(s) 282
Washington DC
Spokane Falls WA
See History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673].
Quebbeman, Frances E. Medicine in territorial Arizona. Phoenix : Arizona Historical Foundation, 1966, page 365.
A historical and biographical record of the Territory of Arizona. Chicago : McFarland & Poole, 1896: During the early part of the War of the Rebellion, on the 15th of February, 1862, Carroll Monroe Rawlings was born in Washington, D.C. His early childhood was passed at the old suburban homestead. When but eight years old he was left fatherless and his mother, with her five little ones, left the large estate to live in the city of Washington. Here his career in the public schools began and he was conceded by his teachers to be one of the hardest boys to manage in his classes. When he had reached the age of eleven years his mother died, leaving him and the other children in the care of their uncle and guardian, H.J. Bright. After struggling patiently to control him, his uncle, after many anxious consultations with Mrs. Bright, decided that the public schools were not strong enough to hold the boy and it was determined to send him to a school of strict military discipline. Bethel Military Academy of Fauquier County, Virginia was selected and here he was placed at the age of twelve years, remaining five years. Here, under the judicious training of Major A.G. Smith, his superabundant energy and vivacity were directed in channels profitable to himself in after life and here the foundation of his business career was formed. When seventeen years old he took a private course of study for two years and when nineteen under the preceptorship of Dr. Francis A. Ashford, the leading surgeon of Washington, he began the study of medicine. For two years he was visiting student at the Children's Hospital, and also the Emergency Hospital. during the third year of his medical course he was resident student at the Washington Asylum Hospital and after receiving his diploma was appointed physician at the Round Valley Indian Agency in Northern California. After residing there a year and finding no school of medicine, he traveled through Southern California and northern Mexico and thence to Washington to further post himself in his profession. After reaching home he was appointed resident physician at the Washington Asylum Hospital, in conjunction with which position he was Demonstrator of Anatomy in the University of Georgetown until 1888, when he married. A great longing for the West seized him, and he decided to return to the Pacific coast, and selecting Spokane Falls, Washington, as a place likely to afford an opportunity for a physician, he located there and was soon engaged in a profitable practice. While there he was one of the six staff officers of the Hospital of the Sacred Heart, a large Catholic institution; secretary of the United States Board of Pension Examiners, city health officer of Spokane and surgeon to the construction department of the Spokane and Northern and the Lake Shore and Seattle Railroads. While there he organized the Medical Society of Spokane. His arduous duties, combined with a severe attack of la grippe, were too much for the doctor and during the spring of 1890 his health became much impaired and consumption developed. After trying a summer in British Columbia with no permanent benefit he decided to seek a more congenial clime, removing south to Nature's sanitarium, the Valley of the Salt River. He located at Phoenix, Arizona. Here after a few months he was sufficiently restored to engage in the real estate business, and the firm of Rawlings and Squires was inaugurated. It was owing to the energy and untiring efforts of this firm that the Orchard Grove Improvement Company, capital stock of $25,000 was organized, being the first company of its kind in Phoenix. Doctor Rawlings' restoration to health was but temporary and his death occurred December 1, 1894. His remains are interred at Phoenix. He was married in Washington City in 1888 to Miss Mary G. Stoutenburg, a native of the Empire State, born in Duchess County on the Hudson. To this union was born three children, Virginia, Walter S. and Carroll E

J Am Med Assoc. 1884;II(20):558: Domestic Correspondence. From Washington. ... The graduating exercises of the medical department, University of Georgetown, took place on April 30. Diplomas were conferred by Rev. S. J. Doonan, S.J., President of the University, on the following graduates : ...Carroll M. Rawlings and B. F. Madison, District of Columbia. ...
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