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    Richard Lennox SHORKEY

    Male 1916 - 2004  (88 years)


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    • Name Richard Lennox SHORKEY 
      • A 1942 graduate of medicine of Ohio State University, Dr. Shorkey worked as an orthopedic surgeon. He served as medical director of St. Elizabeth Hospital and was Chief of Surgery there as well as Baptist Hospital and Beaumont Medical/Surgical Hospital. In addition, Dr. Shorkey was past president of Hotel Dieu, Baptist Hospital Medical Staff, and the Beaumont Academy of Medicine. For many years, he served as the medical director of the Cerebral Palsy Rehabilitation Center, currently named the Shorkey Education and Rehabilitation Center of Southeast Texas in honor of Dr. Shorkey`s devoted service to the young physically challenged population of children. In 1961, Dr. Shorkey received a citation of meritorious service for working with the physically handicapped, and this was followed in 1978 with the Will L. Smith Special Education Award for Outstanding Service to Exceptional Children. He was the first recipient of the Dr. Richard L. Shorkey Award for Exceptional Service to Children with Special Needs, a tradition carried forward each year in his name. Dr. Shorkey spent 1943-1947 in the military serving overseas duty. He was a Naval Medical Officer. Most of his time was spent in the Southwest Pacific area. He was also a gifted artist. Following his presidency of the Beaumont Art Museum and Beaumont Art League, he continued to be a patron. Supporting Lamar University with a nursing scholarship and endowment of a symphony chair, Dr. Shorkey revealed his love for our community. He was also a longtime member of St. Mark`s Episcopal Church.
      Born 14 Feb 1916  Bethlehem, North Hampton Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Male 
      Died 20 Jun 2004  Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Buried Beaumont, TX @ Forest Lawn Mem. Park Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Person ID I4897  Chartier Family
      Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 

      Father Edward Louis SHORKEY,   b. 19 Feb 1880, Cornwall, Addison Co., VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1943, Mount Vernon, Knox Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
      Relationship Birth 
      Mother Helen Elizabeth LENNOX,   b. 24 Sep 1889, Bluefields, Nicaragua Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1979, Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
      Relationship Birth 
      Married 26 Jun 1913  Bethlehem, PA @ Moravian Chapel Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Photos
      Edward Louis SHORKEY
      Edward Louis SHORKEY
      Edward SHORKEY, lived and worked in Ohio following graduation from OSU
      Helen [Lennox] SHORKEY, c.1910
      Helen [Lennox] SHORKEY, c.1910
      Helen [Lennox] SHORKEY, c.1910. Wife of Edward Louis SHORKEY
      Family ID F2232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Lois MILHEIM,   b. 21 Jul 1921,   d. 30 Jun 1987, Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
      Married 24 Oct 1942  Butler, OH @ St. Mark Lutheren Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Children 
       1. Elinor Jean SHORKEY,   b. 28 Dec 1943, Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Mar 2015, Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
       2. Mary Louise SHORKEY
       3. Carol Ann SHORKEY
       4. Alice Elizabeth SHORKEY
      Last Modified 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 
      Family ID F2242  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Feb 1916 - Bethlehem, North Hampton Co., PA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Oct 1942 - Butler, OH @ St. Mark Lutheren Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jun 2004 - Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - - Beaumont, TX @ Forest Lawn Mem. Park Link to Google Earth
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    • Photos
      Dr. Richard Lennox SHORKEY family
      Dr. Richard Lennox SHORKEY family
      (L->R) Carol, Mary, Alice & Elinor SHORKEY
      Sons of Edward Louis SHORKEY
      Sons of Edward Louis SHORKEY
      Albert (1915), Richard (1916) and Edward (1923) SHORKEY, sons of Edward Louis SHORKEY. Probably taken 1927 at their home in Ohio.
      Edward Louis SHORKEY family
      Edward Louis SHORKEY family
      Edward Louis Shorkey family