Dr. James Gladdin Freshour, 76, retired physician and a veteran of World War I, died at 8:05 a.m. today at his residence west of Covington where he had been in failing health for an extended period, victim of a heart ailment, and in a critical condition since Monday.   Born in Covington August 15, 1876, he was the eldest of the two sons of the William and Emma Shellenbarger Freshour, both descendants of pioneer Miami county families.  He graduated from Wittenberg college with a B. A. degree in 1898, and a M. D. degree at Miami Medical College, Cincinnati, in 1901, the same year his Masterís degree was conferred upon him at Wittenberg.  He was appointed assistant deputy clerk of the Miami county Probate court serving in that capacity until the spring of 1902.  His father, one of Miami countyís distinguished attorneys, was a captain of Ohio infantry during the Civil War and served as a probate Judge of Miami county.   Dr. Freshour opened an office in Dayton in 1902 and practiced medicine there until 1909 when he accepted the position as physician and surgeon with the Rio Tinto Copper company, Terrasas, Mexico.  He later accepted a similar position at Chihaushus, Mex., for LA Republica Mining company, and served on the staff of the Copper Queen Mining company at Bisbee, Arizona.   In 1912 he attended the Surgical Clinic in Pennsylvania, subsequently serving as resident physician at Crozier hospital, Chester, Pa.  In March, 1913 he was elected captain of Company C, Third Ohio Infantry, Piqua.  He was active in flood duty in Piqua and Dayton during the catastrophe of that spring.  In 1916 he was called into service with the U. S. Army on the Mexican Border.   He served in World War I as captain of Company C and D, 148th Infantry.  He was wounded in the Argonne Forest drive, received the Purple Heart and was citied for the French Medal of Honor and Crois de Guerre.   On May 12, 1925, he married Eva Gaskins Lee, daughter of the late Hon. Daniel W. Gaskins of Douglas, Ga.  He practiced general medicine in Piqua after his return from World War I until his retirement in 1936, when he moved to Covington.   He was a 33rd degree Mason.   He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eva Freshour, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Louise L. Baughar, who resides in Florida and two grandchildren, Jim Lee and Sarah Ann Bauhner.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William McDowell Freshour.   The Rev. H. C. Marlin will conduct services Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Routzahn funeral home, Covington, with military rites at Forest Hill cemetery with burial in the mausoleum.  

Piqua Daily Call Saturday August 19, 1946  

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