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Dr Francis Orray Ticknor
Birth: Nov. 13, 1822, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 1874, USA

Author. He worked as a surgeon during the Civil War, treating wounded soldiers who came through his hospital in Columbus, Georgia. Sixteen year old Isaac Newton Giffen from Tennessee was brought there after being wounded in the war. Ticknor and his wife admired the boy's courage and brought him to recuperate at their home. While there, they taught him to read and write. After recovering, the boy returned to the Confederate Army and was reportedly killed in battle. To express his grief, the doctor wrote the poem "Little Giffen of Tennessee." Although he published many poems after the Civil War, "Little Giffen..." remains his most well known and poignant piece. (bio by: Evening Blues) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Rosalie Nelson Ticknor (1828 - 1915)*
 
 Children:
  Douglas Cairnes Ticknor (1852 - 1915)*
  Thomas Michelle Ticknor (1862 - 1930)*
  Francis Orray Ticknor (1864 - 1943)*
  William Nelson Ticknor (1870 - 1949)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Linwood Cemetery
Columbus
Muscogee County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Nov 13, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8082613
Dr Francis Orray Ticknor
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Dr Francis Orray Ticknor
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Dr Francis Orray Ticknor
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