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Henry Maynard Rees - Physician

10401 Lake Shore Boulevard
Rees, H. Maynard

Henry Maynard Rees was born on November 17, 1890, the son of William and Cornelia Rees. He was raised on the south side of Euclid Avenue. He graduated from Yale University in 1913 and attended Harvard Medical School.

Henry married Eliza Pugsley McKeehan on September 18, 1920. Eliza was a graduate of Laurel School, afterward attending school at Dobbs Ferry, New York for three years. They returned to the Boston area for Henry to complete medical school.

Henry and Eliza and a son, William, who was born on April 3, 1922. He graduated from the Culver Military Academy in June 1941 and afterward was a student at Cornell University. When he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps on March 17, 1942, he was noted as being employed in Baltimore, Maryland as a shipping and receiving clerk and single without dependents.

William became a 2nd Lieutenant in the 36th Bomber Squadron, 482 Bomber Group. He was declared “Missing in Action” when his B-24 crashed on March 3, 1944, at Humberrcourt, France. He was just one month shy of his 22nd birthday. William was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Henry died on January 18, 1971, in Boston. Eliza died on June 30, 1991. Both were buried in Lake View Cemetery.