Thomas J. Wertenbaker

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Thomas J. Wertenbaker (1816–1881) served on Charlottesville's Board of Aldermen between 1859 and 1864. He received the largest number of votes in the 1855 election.

In August of 1862, Thomas and his wife, Mary F. Hyde Wertenbaker (1822–1890) lost six children, aged between 2 and 16, to diphtheria. Their surviving son, born in 1861, died in 1872 (aged 9) from the effects of a dose of morphine given in mistake for quinine.

Thomas J. Wertenbaker is buried in the family plot of Maplewood Cemetery.

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