Quattlebaum, Edwin G. D. D. S. (5 MAR 1864 - ??)
Quattlebaums are an old and honored family. Going one generation back from Dr. E. G. Quattlebaum whose name heads this review, we find that his father was Dr. Joseph Quattlebaum, who married Lucy Ann Merritt. He was a widely known physician of South Carolina having graduated at the College of Physicians and surgeons of New York in 1845. His father, John Quattlebaum was a captain in Company A in the War of 1812 and acquired a reputation throughout North and South Carolina for his skill in making hand-made rifles. He was a planter who also engaged in running lumber and flour mills. The first Quattlebaums to settle in America came from Bavaria in 1730 and settled where the town of Leesville is now located.
Dr. Edwin G. Quattlebaum for more than four decades a prominent dentist at Columbia, was born March 5, 1864, in Fairfield County, of German and Scotch Irish ancestry. He was, after completing his preliminary schooling, graduated from the University of South Carolina, then known as South Carolina College, taking his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1886. Afterward he entered the Philadelphia Dental College, there being graduated in 1891, a Doctor of Dental Surgery. Settling in Columbia, he took up here the active practice of his profession, in which he has since been engaged. His patients are devoted to him and have increased in number with the passing years.
Active in the general affairs of dentistry, Dr. Quattlebaum is a member of several organizations of his profession, among which are the American Dental Association and the South Carolina State Dental Society. He has served as president of the State, City and district groups, and as vice-president of the Southern Dental Association. Through his various activities he has come to be widely known and recognized for leadership in his profession. He is a Democrat in politics, and a member of the Shandon Baptist Church of Columbia. He is intensely interested in Christian work, and has been very active in church affaris and in the promotion of the Christian cause.
Dr. Edwin G. Quattlebaum married, on September 2, 1896, May Tindal, daughter of the Hon. James E. Tindal and of Mary Elizabeth (Connors) Tindal, who was representative of a family prominent in South Carolina from the time of its early settlement. Mr. Tindal, of Clarendon County, ably served as Secretary of State from 1890 to 1984. He was widely known as a man of rare culture and charm, and as a scholar, having been graduated from Bonn University in Germany.
Dr. and Mrs. Quattlebaum are the parents of three daughters, Lois, Dorothy, (Mrs. B. G. Rackley), and Marvin, and two sons, Dr. Edwin G., Jr., a specialist in internal medicine, who holds a position in the administration department at the United States Veterans' Hospital in Columbia.
The family's record for achievement in these valuable professions of healing is one of which Columbia and this State may be proud.
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