Deaconess Hospital

Charles S. Gray Deaconess Hospital

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All three sons of Col. Gray served in the Spanish American War. Charles died while serving in that war. It was his family’s belief that adequate medical facilities could have prevented his death. To relieve such suffering of others and in memory of their son, the Grays bought the former home of W.D. Kelly and donated the property for use as a community hospital. The Charles S. Gray Deaconess Hospital was formally opened April 5, 1900. A memorial marker to their son’s memory now rests in the herb garden beside the Museum.

Flood Chronicles
Ironton Register, Jan 28, 1937
Submitted by Martha J. Kounse

  • A daughter was born to Mary Margaret Brode at the Deaconess Hospital Wednesday morning at 11:15am.
  • An infant, born to Mrs. Inez Faulkner of Ironton, died shortly after birth at the Deaconess Hospital, while the flood was raging at its most terrifying pace.

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