Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Schmitzs in:
 • All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum
 • Des Plaines
 • Cook County
 • Illinois
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Henry Schmitz
Birth: Dec. 26, 1871, Germany
Death: Apr. 17, 1939
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Medical Pioneer, Author. He was a pioneer in radiation therapy. Published two text books on Gynecology and Obstetrics for medical students and translated into English a German text book on the physics of radiation therapy, to which he had contributed a chapter dealing with some work he had performed in the author's laboratories in Germany. He became an international authority on radium therapy of pelvic cancer. In 1933 he established the Mercy Hospital Institute of Radiation Therapy, which was designed to house the first million volt X-Ray machine for the treatment of cancer. He helped Dr. Coolidge design both the building and the super voltage X-Ray machine, which was built by the General Electric Company. Henry was a founder member of two American Specialty Boards, The Board of Obsteterics and Gynecology and the Board of Radiology. He received many other honors, including the Janeway Medal, which was bestowed upon him at the same time it was bestowed upon Nobel Prize winner, Professor Michelson of the University of Chicago. For many years, until his death, he was chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical School of Loyola University and head of the same department at Mercy Hospital, both located in Chicago. (bio by: Patti) 
Family links: 
  Meta Elizabeth Lenzen Schmitz (1873 - 1962)*
  Herbert Eugene Schmitz (1901 - 1960)*
*Calculated relationship
All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum
Des Plaines
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Lot 22, Block 8, Section 1
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Patti
Record added: May 25, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7490884
Henry Schmitz
Added by: Patti
Henry Schmitz
Added by: Patti
Henry Schmitz
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Renea Lutgen
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- HeavenlyPeace
 Added: Dec. 26, 2016
Son of Mathias & Gertrude (Ollander) Schmitz
- Lois
 Added: Aug. 2, 2016

- poddop
 Added: Apr. 17, 2016
There are 39 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.1 after 27 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service