Submitted By: Leah Routien
William M. Ends
Civil War Pension File of William M. Ends, Company G., 4th KY Mounted
E, CASE OF LUCY ANN (BOLES) ENDS, WIDOW
the 29th day of August, 1892 at Maywood, County of Lincoln, State of
Kentucky, before me, James C. Fox, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office,
personally appeared Ashford Jackson, M.D., who, being by me first duly sworn to
answer all interrogatories propounded to him during this Special Examination of
aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says:
I am 72
years old. My Post Office is
Pleasant Point, Lincoln Co., Ky. I
am a graduate of the New Orleans Medical College and have practiced medicine 50
years. I had seen Wm. M. Ends
before the war but never treated him until 1865 when he came to me to examine
him and I made a very thorough examination and found him suffering with
hydrothorax dropsy and sciatica rheumatism.
These diseases had become chronic at the time of this first examination
and I told him at this time that this dropsy might become cellular dropsy which
afterward happened. I treated him
once or twice a year for these troubles from this examination, which was about
one month after he was discharged, until his death, which occurred Jan. 22,
1872. I take this time of death
from my books. The immediate cause
of his death was heart disease and dropsy.
The sciatica rheumatism was not a causing factor in his death.
The date of my first examination of soldier was about August 1865.
I told him then he could never be cured.
I told him at this time that exposure or excitement would kill him at any
time. I treated him in his final
sickness. I think it probable from
the history of the case that exposure in the army was the cause of the above
mentioned troubles and the soldier
told me that he considered this the origin of his troubles.
I am no relation to the claimant. I
have no interest in this claim. I
have no doubt from my treatment of the case that his troubles originated as he
claimed they did.
Ashford Jackson M.D.
August 29, 1892