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CORDES, Henry Boylston, M.D.
Author: The History of Florida: Past & Present, The Lewis Publishing Co., 1923, Vol. II pg.325
Pesented by Nancy Rayburn
CORDES, M.D., HENRY BOYLSTON, who served with the rank of captain in
the Medical Corps during the World war, and is now major on the reserve list,
has attained an enviable position in his profession, and has a large and
successful practice at Frostproof in Polk County.
Doctor CORDES was born in Charleston, South Carolina, June 13, 1887,
and is a member of an old and prominent family of that city. His father,
HENRY BOYLSTON and ELEANOR BALL(SIMONS)CORDES, were also natives of
Charleston. His father was of Huguenot stock and his mother of English
ancestry. Doctor CORDES is the second child and oldest son, and was seven
years of age when his parents moved to Jacksonville, Florida. He was educated
there in the public schools and under private tutors, and first attended
medical lectures at Charleston. He graduated from what is now Emory
University at Atlanta in 1915. For a time he was associated with Doctor R. Y.
H. THOMAS in reorganizing the county Hospital at Jacksonville. He then
engaged in general practice, and on July 19, 1917 was commissioned a first
lieutenant and assigned to duty as battalion surgeon in the Three Hundred and
Tenth Infantry, Seventy-eighth Division. He was at Camp Dix, New Jersey, went
overseas in April, 1918, being commissioned captain, and on September 1, 1918,
was transferred to the Sanitary Train with the same division. He acted in
that capacity until his discharge in June, 1919. He was overseas twelve
months, and saw some of the arduous duty of a surgeon on the battle front in
the St. Mihiel and Argonne campaigns. At the time of his discharge he was
made a major in the American Reserve Corps. Doctor CORDES returned to
Jacksonville, but on January 13, 1919, located at Frostproof, and is busily
engaged in a general practice here. He is a former member of the Duval County
and a member of the Polk County and State Medical Associations, and is a
former president of the Frostproof Board of Trade and is a past commander of
the American Legion, Post No. 82.
November 15, 1915. Doctor CORDES married Miss ALICE CORBETT, of
Jacksonville, daughter of Col. WALTER P. CORBETT.
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