FAMILY HISTORIES OF
PERSONS BURIED AT
ALBERT VIRGIL GOODPASTURE
I. Albert Virgil Goodpasture owned and lived on a farm in the Oakland Community near Spring Creek. He and his brother owned a bookstore in Nashville.
2. He became editor of “American Historical Magazine”, forerunner of today’s TN Historical Quarterly.
3. He wrote many histories, one of which was HISTORY OF TN, a school text.
4. His son, ERNEST WILLIAM GOODPASTURE, barely missed in winning the
Nobel Prize for Medicine when he identified the virus that causes mumps
and when he intoduced the chick embryo which improved the vaccination against
smallpox. Ernest William is buried in Section 21 at the back of the cemetery.
Information used on the Greenwood Historic Tour of 2001. Site location information may be found on the Greenwood Cemetery site.
Submitted by Randall Rubel e-mail: RRUBEL@peoplepc.com
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