81. Dr. William Henry WISHARD22 was born on 17 January 1816 in Carlisle, Nicholas County, Kentucky.9 He died on 19 December 1913 at the age of 97 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.13,169
History of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana. Sulgrove, B. R.. Philadelphia. L.H. Everts & Co.. 1884. Ancestry.com
William , at the age of 22, studied medicine with Dr. Benjamin S. Noble of Greenwood, Johnson Co IN and entered into partnership with him in the spring of 1840, a partnership which continued for ten years. During the Civil War he served two years as a volunteer surgeon. In Oct of 1876 he was elected coroner of Marion Co and moved to Indianapolis. He served as coroner for four years but returned to the practice of medicine.
An excerpt from the book, The Humor of Healing,
An Amusing History of American Medicine
by Dr. Donald A. Johnson, MD, PhD
included by permission of the author
...Dr. William Wishard, a small-town practitioner in central Indiana, was once called to see a child who had an extensive skin infection on her face. The mother had covered here daughter's face with goose grease. Dr. Wishard advised removing the grease promptly; it encouraged the spread of infection. Severe scarring of the child's face might result. But goose grease was a widely used and highly regarded folk remedy for skin disorders, and the mother declined to remove it.
Dr. Wishard's sense of humor dissolved the impasse smoothly. He asked if the grease came from a goose or from a gander. As he expected, the mother did not know. Then he asked if she knew the day of the month on which the bird had been killed. Of course, she did not. The doctor explained that without certainty on these two important points, it was unlikely that the goose grease was effective, and the mother, embarassed by her apparent lack of knowledge, agreed to remove the grease immediately. Careful cleansing of the child's face soon brought evidence of healing.
Copyright 2001, 2005 by Donald A. Johnson
William & Harriet were members of the Greenwood Presbyterian Church, joining in 1843. He was Sunday School Superintendent for 12 years. They had their portraits painted in 1841 by William Unthank of Richmond - their son Dr. W. N. Wishard of Indianapolis gave the portraits to the church. (Appeared in "Nostalgia News", Vol 5, No. 3, June 1996, p.4)
1850 Census in Johnson Co IN. William, Physician, and Harriet with daughter Mary E. who at the time was the only surviving child; they had lost the first three. Mary died in 1851.
William H. Henry was the assignee of numerous veteran soldiers' land warrants, located in Iowa from 1854-1861. Some were from the War of 1812 - soldiers, widows, and in one case minor children; some from the Black Hawk War - including one assigned to him from his father who was a Captain in that war; two of the warrants stated the soldier fought in the North East frontier disturbances and were from Maine. Since he never lived in Iowa, I presume these were bought on speculation. Would be interesting to see the deeds from some of the counties - the lands were located in Audubon, Benton, Black Hawk, Carroll, Cerro Gordo, and Montgomery Counties in Iowa. The patents for the warrants are on the Bureau of Land Management, Government Records Office, website.
1860 Census. Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co IN, Hh 642
Wm H. Wishard, 44, Doctor, b. KY
Harriet N., 40, b. KY
Alb. W., 6. Geo W. 3. Harriet 1, b. IN
Wm L. Moreland, 38, b. KY [probably Harriet's brother]
Elizth. Clark 13, b. Wis
Marion Courtney, 18, Domestic Servant, b. KY
Phebe L. Wishard, 45, Teacher, b. KY [unmarried 1st cousin, dau of his uncle William]
Martha Wishard, 15, b. IN [??? - born circa 1845 - child of Henry?, Phebe's brother?]
1870 Census. Perry Twp, Marion Co IN, P.O. Southport, Hh 57
Wm H. Wishard, age 53, b. KY, Physician
Harriett, age 49, b. KY
William M., age 18. George W. 13. Hattie 10. Bettie, age 8, all b. Indiana
Beckie Hornback, age 27, Domestic, b. KY
Wm L. Moreland, 45, Farm laborer, b. KY
From Directory of Deceased Physicians: Indiana Central Medical College, 1849, Medical College of Indiana, 1877.
1880 Census. Indianapolis, Marion Co IN, Hh 611
William H. Wishard, age 63, physician, b. KY, parents b. PA
Harriet N., wife, age 59, b. KY, parents b. PA
Harriet, daughter, 20. Bettie, daughter, 17.
George W., son, age 23, physician. Ida L., dau-in-law, age 24
Lula Gardner, 10, Boarder
Wm Moreland, age 55, Boarder & brother-in-law
A burial date of 12 Dec 1913, on the Crown Hill Cemetery website [Indianapolis], would suggest William may have died on the 9th of December instead of the 19th. Harriet is also buried at Crown Hill.
Dr. William Henry WISHARD and Harriet Newell MORELAND were married on 17 December 1840 in Marion County, Indiana.32,64 Harriet Newell MORELAND, daughter of John Robertson MORELAND and Rachel MCGOHAN, was born in December 1819 in Kentucky.170 She died on 28 April 1902 at the age of 82 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.32,170
Buried 1 May 1902, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis
Dr. William Henry WISHARD and Harriet Newell MORELAND had the following children:
|John Moreland WISHARD was born on 27 February 1842 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.32 He died on 2 March 1842 at the age of 0 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.32|
|Rachel Agnes WISHARD was born on 15 April 1843 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.32 She died on 20 September 1847 at the age of 4 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.32|
|Harriet "Martha" WISHARD was born on 31 March 1846 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.32 She died on 13 August 1849 at the age of 3 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.32|
|Mary Ellis WISHARD was born on 21 March 1849 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.22,32 She died on 24 August 1851 at the age of 2 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.32|
|Dr. William Niles WISHARD.|
|Albert Willard WISHARD was born on 22 April 1854 in Johnson County, Indiana.32 He died on 11 July 1917 at the age of 63 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.32 |
Albert W. Wishard was buried 16 Jul 1917, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.
|Dr. George Whitefield WISHARD.|
|Harriet Jane WISHARD.|
|Elizabeth Moreland WISHARD9 was born on 15 August 1862 in Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana.32,83,171 She died on 5 August 1956 at the age of 93 in Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana.32 |
Wrote article I have on origin of Wishard name and stories of William Henry Wishart her great-grandfather as well as grandfather John Wishard and father. From a book. "Doctor of the Old School" that she authored.