Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Walter Franklin Fundenburg
1828 – ? before 1921

Dr. Walter Franklin Fundenburg was a man of remarkable achievement. He was born in Lewistown, Maryland, and was a son of Daniel Fundenburg and Rebecca Fahnestock and a grandson of Walter Fundenberg. He received his early education in his native state and was graduated from Baltimore Medical College. He later took up dentistry, but was a finished master of both professions. He was appointed surgeon in the French army during the Crimean War, and had reached Paris when the war ended.

He returned to Wheeling West Virginia and went from there to Pittsburgh where he became one of the leading professional men of his day. In 1861 he gave up practice in order to serve in the Civil War, being appointed assistant surgeon of the 136th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and later surgeon of the 176th. He saw service until broken health compelled his resignation. Following service in the war he spent six years on his Maryland farm, when, his health regained, he returned to practice in Pittsburgh. In the social life of Pittsburgh and vicinity he was widely popular and was one of the influential men of the city. He was a member of the American Medical Association and Allegheny County Medical societies and a member of the American, State and County dental associations.

Walter Franklin Fundenburg married on October 4, 1855, Eliza “Liddie” I. Cox, born in Somerset, PA, daughter of Joshua F. and Maria Armstrong Cox, who died before 1880. Their children include:

- Walter Hullihen Fundenburg, D.D.
Born August 23, 1856 (He became a dentist)
- E. C. Fundenberg. Born 1858.
- Kate Fundenberg. Born 1866.
- Charles Fundenberg. Born 1868.

Dr. Fundenburg married (2) Mary ? before 1880. She was born in 1843 and must have died before 1904.

Dr. Fundenburg married (3) according to “The Social Directory” of 1904, Agnes Whitaker Risher.

1 comment:

Six Sigma said...

Fundenberg family later moved to Pasadena CA