Harry R Elmore

Male 1884 - 1920  (36 years)


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  • Name Harry R Elmore 
    Born 30 Mar 1884  Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jul 1920  Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Thomas Family Cemetery Alberta, Brunswick County, Virignia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1230  Abernathy, Robert and Sara Cubisch
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2015 

    Father Robert Anderson Elmore,   b. 1841, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1891, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Virginia Charlotte Thomas,   b. 9 Dec 1842, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1919, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1865  Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
      Name: Robert A. Elmore
      Gender: Male
      Age: 24
      Birth Date: 1841
      Birth Place: Brunswick Co. Virginia
      Marriage Date: 20 Dec 1865
      Marriage Place: Brunswick, Virginia
      Father: Anderson Elmore
      Mother: Palchera Elmore
      Spouse: Virginia C. Thomas
      FHL Film Number: 30659
    Family ID F494  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Mar 1884 - Brunswick County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jul 1920 - Brunswick County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Thomas Family Cemetery Alberta, Brunswick County, Virignia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1900 Census Red Oak, Brunswick, Virginia as Harry R ELMORE
      1910 Census Totaro, Brunswick, Virginia as Harry ELMORE living with his brother Wilbur
      1920 Census Catawba, Roanoke, Virginia as Harry R ELMORE; in the Catawba Sanatorium. Says he was single and worked as a Merchant.
    • The land on which Catawba Hospital stands has a history of healing dating back to 1857. That was the year several businessmen from Salem, VA discovered the potential of sulphur and limestone springs on Catawba mountain. In June of 1858, they opened Roanoke Red Sulphur Springs Resort. The 700 acre resort extended up the mountain from the Catawba Valley. It lies ten miles north of Salem on the northern border of Roanoke County, VA. Joe Chapman later bought the Roanoke Red Sulphur Springs resort.

      Chapman catered to people who wanted to escape to the mountains for the good, clean, healthful air and the peace and quiet that this remote resort offered. Chapman advertised his water as being valuable in the treatment of lung diseases. He shipped the spring water around the country and dubbed it, "Catawba Iron or All Healing". At the height of its popularity, the main hotel accommodated 300 guests. Residents of Roanoke were repeat guests at the resorts which continued to operate until 1908.

      By the early 1900s, the resort attracted many tuberculosis victims. In 1908, the Commonwealth of Virginia purchased the property from the Chapman family. The Commonwealth appropriated $40,000 to establish the first Tuberculosis Sanatorium. Initially wooden pavilions housed TB patients. Patients in 1909 were treated to fresh air (cold or hot), plenty of sunshine, rest and as much food as they could handle. These were the only known treatments for Tuberculosis until the advent of thoracic surgery around 1920. Tuberculosis was eventually brought under control with the invention of Streptomycin and Isonicotinic Hydrazide (INH) in the late 1940s and 1950s.

      In 1972, Catawba Hospital became part of the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation (in 2009, renamed to Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services) as a treatment and rehabilitation center for the psychiatric needs of geriatric patients. In 1981, a unit for acute, short-term psychiatric treatment of patients ages 18-64 was opened. In 1985, Catawba Hospital received accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Part of the Commonwealth of Virginia public behavioral health system, Catawba Hospital specializes in serving adults including geriatric individuals who are in need of mental health care.


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