Obituary of William O. Eversfield
January 24, 1908

This obituary for William O. Eversfield noted his military service and his long career with the Maryland Agricultural College.

Dr. William O. Eversfield

Dr. William O. Eversfield died suddenly Sunday morning at his home, near College Park. He was attacked with acute indigestion Monday afternoon, but his family was not alarmed about his condition until the malady affected his heart, after which the end came in a very short time.

Dr. Eversfield was 67 years old and for the last 25 years had been physician at the Maryland Agricultural College. He was graduated when a youth from St. John’s College, Annapolis, and subsequently received the degree of doctor of medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. He then became associated with the United States Navy as surgeon, and spent a number of years in Government work at Pensacola, Fla., and on the Isthmus of Panama, where he achieved distinction in the treatment of cholera.

He resigned from the navy in 1867, since which time he practiced his profession in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Dr. Eversfield leaves a widow, form[er]ly Miss Talbot, of Montgomery county; two daughters, Misses Nora and Lillian Eversfield, and one son, W. O. Eversfield.

Masonic funeral ceremonies were held at 2 o’clock Wednesday in Beltsville Episcopal Church and the burial was in the church cemetery.


Prince George's Enquirer and Southern Maryland Advertiser, January 24, 1908