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Dr Erasmus Arlington "Arlie" Pond
Birth: Jan. 19, 1873
Saugus
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1930
Central Luzon, Philippines

Major League Baseball Player and Army Officer. He graduated from the University of Vermont's medical school in 1895. A star baseball pitcher while an undergraduate, first at Norwich University and then at UVM (where he alternated starts with Bert Abbey), while attending a post-graduate course at the University of Maryland he joined the Baltimore Orioles. Pond pitched for parts of four seasons, compiled a record of 35 wins and 19 losses, and was part of Baltimore's National League championship teams in 1895 and 1896. In 1898 Pond joined the US Army as a surgeon, and served in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. He remained in the Philippines after the war, founded a hospital for lepers on Cebu island, and earned the respect of the local population by vaccinating the island's children. During World War I Pond trained Army surgeons at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indiana before serving with the 9th Cavalry in the Philippines. After the war Pond retired as a Lieutenant Colonel and settled in Cebu, practicing medicine while become involved in several successful Philippines business ventures, including cattle ranches and coconut plantations. He died of complications after surgery for appendicitis and was creamated. Pond Parkway, a street in downtown Cebu City is named for him. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Parents:
  Ellen Stocker Seaver (1842 - 1921)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Stitt Gambrill Pond (1879 - 1943)
 
 Sibling:
  Erasmus Arlington Pond (1873 - 1930)
  William Raddin Pond (1876 - 1954)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Died in the Philippine Islands.
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery *
Rutland
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
Plot: Section 22
*Cenotaph [?]
 
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Jan. 19, 2014

- melinda
 Added: Jul. 15, 2013
Dear Dr. Pond, Perhaps no one knows you as well as I now, having researched your life for nearly 15 years, since your nephew first told me bits of your tale. Soldier-surgeon, humanitarian, friend and teammate to 9 Baseball Hall of Famers, friend to Presid...(Read more)
- Randy
 Added: Feb. 15, 2013
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