(18) DR. ARTHUR MIDDLETON LYNAH
born 8 August 1825, Charleston, S. C.
died 11 October 1890, Charleston, S. C.
The youngest child of James(4) married Sallie Ogier born 1845 died 6 November 1913 in Washington, D. C. Their issue were
I. (42) Henrietta born 1864 died 1866
II. (43) Ellen born 1866 died 1876
III. (44) Julia Ogier born 1869 married Charles D.McCoy and had issue
highlights of Dr. Arthur Middleton's life are best described in a
memorial of the S. C. Medical Society of which he was a member. It
reads in part as follows:
gentleman by birth and education, all the instincts of his nature were
high and honorable: as a member of our profession he was above reproach
and we gladly unite in adding our testimony both to his high character
and to his professional attainments. He attended a course of lectures
in the Medical College in this city and graduated in Philadelphia in
1850. Practicing some years, he prepared himself With great care for
admission into the United States Navy, and entered that service with
great distinction, at a time when requirements were high and such
positions much sought after. Your Committee has seen testimoniable from
Surgeon Barrington of the Naval hoard of examiners and from Commodore
G. W. Pages as to the high standing and the estimation in which Dr.
Lynah stood. Our late Colleague had the honor of serving throughout the
expedition to Japan, under Commodore Perry, Cruising for three years
around China and Japan, and we can imagine the varied and valuable
experience a man of culture and refinement must have acquired under
such circumstances. He also assisted in laying the Atlantic Cable in
the Niagara and served in the Cholera hospital in Philadelphia during
the epidemic prevalence of that disease. The subject of our notice
entered the Confederate service at the beginning of the war under
Commodore Ingraham, and was attached to the Iron-Clad gun-boats
"Chicora" and "Palmetto State" stationed in this harbor. After the war
Dr. Lynah was or sometime associated in the drug business with Dr.
Roul. He practiced his profession with much success on Sullivans'
Island until more recently when he entered into partnership with our
venerable and esteemed associate Dr. T. L. Ogier. Our friend was a man
of the most genial and attractive manners of great amiability and
devoted to his family by whom he was greatly beloved, he was over
zealous, if this be possible in his attentions to his patients often
sacrificing his health and strength in remaining night and day with the
humblest of the sick and needy, whenever by so doing he could rescue
them from their peril. His funeral services were largely attended by
every class of his fellow citizens and a striking tribute was thus paid
to his Memory."