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

Find all Blues in:
 • Rose Hill Cemetery
 • Marion
 • Marion County
 • South Carolina
 • 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.

Rupert Blue
Birth: May 30, 1867
Richmond County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1948
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

United States Surgeon General. He attended the University of Virginia, and earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland. As Assistant Surgeon with the Marine Hospital Service Regular Corps, which was later known as the Public Health Service, he received honors for his work to eradicate the bubonic plague in San Francisco in 1905, and in the eradication of yellow fever in New Orleans in 1907. He was promoted to Surgeon on May 17, 1909. After the death of the then current Surgeon General, he was appointed to that position by President William Howard Taft, and then reappointed for a second term by President Woodrow Wilson. He served in this capacity from January 13, 1912 to March 3, 1920. He also served as the President of the American Medical Association from 1916 to 1917. (bio by: Just Plain Nosy) 
Family links: 
  John Gilchrist Blue (1829 - 1889)
  Annie Marie Evans Blue (1830 - 1911)
  Sallie Blue John (1856 - 1931)*
  Effie Blue Wheeler (1859 - 1952)*
  William Evans Blue (1863 - 1927)*
  Victor Blue (1865 - 1928)*
  Rupert Blue (1867 - 1948)
  Ida Blue Nicholson (1869 - 1940)*
  Kate Lilly Blue (1869 - 1954)*
  Henriet Blue (1875 - 1955)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Marion County
South Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Just Plain Nosy
Record added: May 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19274124
Rupert Blue
Added by: robin pellicci moore
Rupert Blue
Added by: Just Plain Nosy
Rupert Blue
Added by: Just Plain Nosy
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Tracey Reid
 Added: May. 30, 2017
A great humanitarian
- W.D.
 Added: Jul. 16, 2016

- LawBaby
 Added: Apr. 12, 2016
There are 35 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: (3.9 after 37 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service