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Dr. Wallace C. Keith
Death of Dr. Wallace C. Keith - The society lost one of its most popular and devoted members in June, 1927, by the death of Dr. Wallace C. Keith, of Brockton, after a long illness. He had held several positions in the community life of Brockton, having served on the school committee with especial distinction several terms.
Dr. Wallace Cushing Keith was born in West Bridgewater November 15, 1858. He married Helen Richmond Ford, of Brockton, January 14, 1885. He was educated at the North Bridgewater High School, Adams Academy, Quincy; Amhearst College; and Harvard Medical School. He had practiced in Brockton since 1885 and was associated with the staffs of the Boston City Hospital and Brockton Hospital. He was a member of the Boylston Medical Society, Massachusetts Medical Society since 1884, Brockton Medical Society, Brockton Board of United States Pension Examining Surgeons, Association State Inspectors of Health, Loyal Legion, Masonic bodies of Brockton and Scottish Rite bodies of Boston.
Dr. Keith was president of the Plymouth District Medical Society at the time it observed its sixtieth anniversary in 1911. In his address of introduction, on that occasion, he said: "I find that Dr. Samuel Fuller, one of the company who landed in Plymouth in 1620, was the first physician in New England. History tells us that for twelve years he went in and out among the people, like a guardian angel, making all happy with whom he was associated." The same words, uttered by Dr. Keith, might truthfully be said of Dr. Keith, "he went in and out among the people, like a guardian angel, making all happy with whom he was associated."
Source: "History of Plymouth, Norfolk and Barnstable Counties Massachusetts; Volume I" by Elroy S. Thompson. Pub. 1928. Page 131