Garrenton Family Papers, 1901-1985, 2004

Laupus Library History Collections, LL 02.02

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Garrenton Family Papers
    Creator: Garrenton Family
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: Lecture notes, business accounts, newspaper articles, military papers, and artifacts of the Garrenton Family. The Garrentons include: James Francis Garrenton (1839-1913), Cecil (1883-1935), and Connell (1910-1985). They established the Bethel Clinic near Greenville, North Carolina.
    Extent: 0.7 Cubic feet,
  • Description
     

    Lecture notes, business accounts, newspaper articles, military papers, and artifacts from the Garrenton Family. The Garrenton Family includes: James Francis Garrenton (1839-1913), Cecil (1883-1935), and Connell (1910-1985). They established the Bethel Clinic near Greenville, North Carolina.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    James Francis Garrenton was born September 1838 in Camden County, North Carolina. He was probably apprenticed to be a physician under a local doctor by the name of William Wilbert Griggs, a former Confederate soldier who used to live in Coinjock, Currituck County before the war. During the Civil War, Garrenton served in the 68th North Carolina Volunteers and was injured in battle. It is rumored that he then drove a wagon back and forth through the enemy lines bringing in much needed medical supplies. After the war, he returned to his medical practice until 1911 when he retired because of ill health. In 1874, he married Amanda Bray Frias and they had James, Burfoot, John, Alice, Sallie, and Cecil. Since communications were somewhat limited during the time when Garrenton was practicing medicine, he would run his boat up and down the Inland Waterway and look for stakes with white rags attached; this was a sign that a doctor was needed. Garrenton died 2 November 1913.

    Cecil George Garrenton was born 5 March 1883 in Shiloh, North Carolina to James Francis and Amanda (Bray) Garrenton. He married Isabel Nelson Dunn in 1909 and they had two children, Margaret and Connell. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1908, and interned at the Philadelphia Orthopedic Hospital and Infirmary for Nervouse Diseases in Philadelphia. During World War I, Garrenton served in France as an orthopedic surgeon. Upon returning to the United States, he established the Bethel Clinic in Bethel, North Carolina on the corner of Pitt and Washington streets, next to his home. He died 10 August 1935 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

    Connell George Garrenton was born 31 July 1910 in Currituck, North Carolina to Cecil George and Isabel (Dunn) Garrenton. He studied at Wake Forest Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania. Garrenton met and married Hilda Constance Mather while he was interning at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Philadelphia, and they had Constance, Barbara, Joan, and Elizabeth. They moved to Bethel in 1936 and Connell took over his father's medical practice. Garrenton died 1 August 1985 in Greenville, North Carolina.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    15 November 1997, (unprocessed) 3 boxes containing 182 itmes of selected manuscript materials pertaining to Dr. Cecil Garrenton, Dr. Connel Garrenton, and Isabel Dunn, RN. The manuscript materials date from 1908 to 1985. They have since added to the control files biographical data and many artifacts and books which are now in the Laupus Library’s collections and at the Country Doctor Museum.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Hilda M. Garrenton and Connie Garrenton Hackney

    Access Restrictions

    Access restricted to LL 02.02.05.01 until 2056. Falls under HIPAA.

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Garrenton Family Papers (LL 02.02), at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Baylus C. Brooks, 2015

    Sponsor Statement

    Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina Access and Digitization Grant Program.

Container List

  • Cecil George Garrenton, 1904-1935, undated
     
    First Grade Teacher's Certification; Post-graduate pediatric certificate from the University of North Carolina; Newspaper article of resolutions of respect written by the Pitt County Medical Society to commemorate the death of Dr. Cecil Garrenton, 1904, 1925, 1935
    Essex pocket notebook of Urinology notes written by Cecil Garrenton and prescription slips from High School Pharmacy Inc. of Richmond, Virginia; Index sheets of neurology notes written by Cecil Garrenton; and Case notes written by Cecil Garrenton in a small duplicating notebook; and a small student handbook from Medical College of Virginia 1906-07, owned by Dr. Cecil Garrenton., 1907-1908, undated
    Physicians Pocket Reference to the International List of Causes of Death; Gospel of St. Mark, written in French and English, Army and Navy ed.; Review of War Surgery and Medicine, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1916-1919
    Identification card for Cecil Garrenton for American Expeditionary Forces of World War I; small leather-bound notebook of patient addresses and diagnostic notes with added note; letter of petition written by residents of Bethel, North Carolina to commanding officer at Camp Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina requesting the return of Dr. Cecil Garrenton from military service, 1901-1919
    Photo portrait of Cecil Garrenton in Bethel, North Carolina; Photo of an operating room with nurses, attendants, and a patient; Photo of Cecil Garrenton in soldier's uniform with another World War I soldier; Two photos - World War I field hospital interior [one of Evacuation Hospital No. 8 Fracture Ward - also appears in book Stretchers: The Story of a Hospital Unit on the Western Front, by Frederick A. Pottle, Laupus cat. # UH470 P876s1929]; Photo of cemetery in France during World War I; Photo of World War I Army camp [Kanline Braunschweig, Germany?]; math notes on a prescription slip; various monthly statements, ca. 1917-1926, undated
    Cecil Garrenton's Certificates: Registration and Licensure to North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, Currituck County; Registration and Licensure to North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, Pitt County, 1909, 1914
    Cecil Garrenton's Certificates and Portrait: Physician Practice in North Carolina; Resident Physician completion at Philadelphia Orthopedic Hospital; Medical Examiners Board of Virginia; Appointment as 1st Lieutenant in Medical Section of U.S. Army, 1908, 1917, undated
    Cecil Garrenton's medical school diploma from Medical College of Virginia; in Latin, 1908
  • Connell George Garrenton, 1931-1985, undated
     
    Connell Garrenton's Certificate of Completion of the Organization of the Army; Connell Garrenton's Statement of commissined service into the Army, true copy; Military orders for Connell Garrenton; Connell Garrenton's health and hospital records; Connell Garrenton's World War II Army discharge papers; Receipts and bills for Connell Garrenton; Personal items of Connell Garrenton; Johnston-Willis Hospital bulletin; and newspaper article; Photo of Dr. Connell Garrenton's office, 1931-1967
    Newspaper Clippings, 1962-1968
    Black and white photo of male cut from a post card; Black and white photo of Connell Garrenton with wife and daughter; Black and white photo of Mrs. Thomas Watson Garrard, the former Miss Joan Mather Garrenton; Black and white portrait of Connell Garrenton; Color portrait of Connell Garrenton in mount of Rudy's Photography in Ayden, North Carolina; Black and white group photo of Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free, and accepted Masons of North Carolina, included is Connell Garrenton; Service award to Dr. Connell Garrenton by the Grand Lodge; Color photo of Connell Garrenton taken at Masters Arts Studio in Oriental, North Carolina, 1937-1982, undated
    Menu for the American Academy of Family Physicians Banquet; Brochure for 19th annual North Carolina Academy of General Practitioners in Durham, North Carolina; pages 221-232 of General Practitioner News; Newsletter of Bryn Mayr Hospital, Pennsylvania; Newsletter of North Carolina Academy of General Practitioners 20th Anniversary Issue; Tarheel Practitioner; Announcement for 1968 20th annual meeting of NCAGP; Brochure for President's Banquet NCAGP at Greensboro, North Carolina; First Twenty-five Years, North Carolina Academy of General Practitioners-Family Physicians; Advertisement for dog food distributed by Chappel Bros., Inc.; Christmas card Mrs and Dr. Connell Garrenton; Handwritten note by Hilda Garrenton referring to article in Bryn Mayr Hospital, 1932-1976, undated
    Black and White photo of Connell Garrenton, postcards and photographs, undated
    Psychology and Chemistry Notes, undated
    A Laboratory Course in Physiology workbook, 1931
    The Scope yearbook from Medical School at the University of Pennsylvania, 1935
    Certificates, 1949-1985
    Certificates, 1931-1936, undated
    Photograph of young Connell Garrenton, undated
  • Miscellaneous, 1902, 2004, undated
     
    Photo CD containing photos of James, Cecil, and Connell Garrenton's portraits and some certificates returned to the family after the time of the CD's creation [June 2004] but some of which are now in the collection at Laupus Library as of 2-17-2014, as per Baylus C. Brooks (June 2004)., 2004, undated
    Black and White photo (mounted) of six nurses, including Isabel Dunn (n.d.); Isabel Dunn's Certificates: completion of Massage Swedish Movements of Electricity at Philadelphia Orthopedic Hospital and Infirmary for Nervous Disorders (January 1902)., 1902, undated
    Isabel Dunn's Certificates: completion of one year at State Hospital Preporatory Training School for Nurses in Hazelton, Pennsylvania (n.d.); completion of two years as a nurse at Philadelphia Orthopedic Hospital (February 1902); for service in one term in wards of the Maternity Hospital as an Obstetrical nurse (n.d.)., 1902, undated
  • Artifacts, 1964, undated
     
    Locking Metal Prescription Box with contents inventory: prescription boxes, glass vials and bottles with labels, paper medicine boxes, smallpox vaccine with needles, undated
    Emdee Black Leather Medical bag and Vials, ca. 1900s
    Cardi-all EKG machine "made for Drs. Garrenton & Jordan", undated
    Brass-handled otoscope and accessories (3 pieces). Welch Allyn Co., Auburn, N.Y., undated

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Container List

  • Cecil George Garrenton, 1904-1935, undated
     
    First Grade Teacher's Certification; Post-graduate pediatric certificate from the University of North Carolina; Newspaper article of resolutions of respect written by the Pitt County Medical Society to commemorate the death of Dr. Cecil Garrenton, 1904, 1925, 1935
    Essex pocket notebook of Urinology notes written by Cecil Garrenton and prescription slips from High School Pharmacy Inc. of Richmond, Virginia; Index sheets of neurology notes written by Cecil Garrenton; and Case notes written by Cecil Garrenton in a small duplicating notebook; and a small student handbook from Medical College of Virginia 1906-07, owned by Dr. Cecil Garrenton., 1907-1908, undated
    Physicians Pocket Reference to the International List of Causes of Death; Gospel of St. Mark, written in French and English, Army and Navy ed.; Review of War Surgery and Medicine, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1916-1919
    Identification card for Cecil Garrenton for American Expeditionary Forces of World War I; small leather-bound notebook of patient addresses and diagnostic notes with added note; letter of petition written by residents of Bethel, North Carolina to commanding officer at Camp Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina requesting the return of Dr. Cecil Garrenton from military service, 1901-1919
    Photo portrait of Cecil Garrenton in Bethel, North Carolina; Photo of an operating room with nurses, attendants, and a patient; Photo of Cecil Garrenton in soldier's uniform with another World War I soldier; Two photos - World War I field hospital interior [one of Evacuation Hospital No. 8 Fracture Ward - also appears in book Stretchers: The Story of a Hospital Unit on the Western Front, by Frederick A. Pottle, Laupus cat. # UH470 P876s1929]; Photo of cemetery in France during World War I; Photo of World War I Army camp [Kanline Braunschweig, Germany?]; math notes on a prescription slip; various monthly statements, ca. 1917-1926, undated
    Cecil Garrenton's Certificates: Registration and Licensure to North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, Currituck County; Registration and Licensure to North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, Pitt County, 1909, 1914
    Cecil Garrenton's Certificates and Portrait: Physician Practice in North Carolina; Resident Physician completion at Philadelphia Orthopedic Hospital; Medical Examiners Board of Virginia; Appointment as 1st Lieutenant in Medical Section of U.S. Army, 1908, 1917, undated
    Cecil Garrenton's medical school diploma from Medical College of Virginia; in Latin, 1908
  • Connell George Garrenton, 1931-1985, undated
     
    Connell Garrenton's Certificate of Completion of the Organization of the Army; Connell Garrenton's Statement of commissined service into the Army, true copy; Military orders for Connell Garrenton; Connell Garrenton's health and hospital records; Connell Garrenton's World War II Army discharge papers; Receipts and bills for Connell Garrenton; Personal items of Connell Garrenton; Johnston-Willis Hospital bulletin; and newspaper article; Photo of Dr. Connell Garrenton's office, 1931-1967
    Newspaper Clippings, 1962-1968
    Black and white photo of male cut from a post card; Black and white photo of Connell Garrenton with wife and daughter; Black and white photo of Mrs. Thomas Watson Garrard, the former Miss Joan Mather Garrenton; Black and white portrait of Connell Garrenton; Color portrait of Connell Garrenton in mount of Rudy's Photography in Ayden, North Carolina; Black and white group photo of Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free, and accepted Masons of North Carolina, included is Connell Garrenton; Service award to Dr. Connell Garrenton by the Grand Lodge; Color photo of Connell Garrenton taken at Masters Arts Studio in Oriental, North Carolina, 1937-1982, undated
    Menu for the American Academy of Family Physicians Banquet; Brochure for 19th annual North Carolina Academy of General Practitioners in Durham, North Carolina; pages 221-232 of General Practitioner News; Newsletter of Bryn Mayr Hospital, Pennsylvania; Newsletter of North Carolina Academy of General Practitioners 20th Anniversary Issue; Tarheel Practitioner; Announcement for 1968 20th annual meeting of NCAGP; Brochure for President's Banquet NCAGP at Greensboro, North Carolina; First Twenty-five Years, North Carolina Academy of General Practitioners-Family Physicians; Advertisement for dog food distributed by Chappel Bros., Inc.; Christmas card Mrs and Dr. Connell Garrenton; Handwritten note by Hilda Garrenton referring to article in Bryn Mayr Hospital, 1932-1976, undated
    Black and White photo of Connell Garrenton, postcards and photographs, undated
    Psychology and Chemistry Notes, undated
    A Laboratory Course in Physiology workbook, 1931
    The Scope yearbook from Medical School at the University of Pennsylvania, 1935
    Certificates, 1949-1985
    Certificates, 1931-1936, undated
    Photograph of young Connell Garrenton, undated
  • Miscellaneous, 1902, 2004, undated
     
    Photo CD containing photos of James, Cecil, and Connell Garrenton's portraits and some certificates returned to the family after the time of the CD's creation [June 2004] but some of which are now in the collection at Laupus Library as of 2-17-2014, as per Baylus C. Brooks (June 2004)., 2004, undated
    Black and White photo (mounted) of six nurses, including Isabel Dunn (n.d.); Isabel Dunn's Certificates: completion of Massage Swedish Movements of Electricity at Philadelphia Orthopedic Hospital and Infirmary for Nervous Disorders (January 1902)., 1902, undated
    Isabel Dunn's Certificates: completion of one year at State Hospital Preporatory Training School for Nurses in Hazelton, Pennsylvania (n.d.); completion of two years as a nurse at Philadelphia Orthopedic Hospital (February 1902); for service in one term in wards of the Maternity Hospital as an Obstetrical nurse (n.d.)., 1902, undated
  • Artifacts, 1964, undated
     
    Locking Metal Prescription Box with contents inventory: prescription boxes, glass vials and bottles with labels, paper medicine boxes, smallpox vaccine with needles, undated
    Emdee Black Leather Medical bag and Vials, ca. 1900s
    Cardi-all EKG machine "made for Drs. Garrenton & Jordan", undated
    Brass-handled otoscope and accessories (3 pieces). Welch Allyn Co., Auburn, N.Y., undated


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