Doctor Willard Bliss was born 10 April 1825 in Brutus, Cayuga County, New York, United States to Obadiah Bliss (1792-1863) and Marilla Pool (1801-1857) and died 21 February 1889 Washington, D.C., United States of unspecified causes. He married Sophia Prentiss (1828-1888) 23 January 1849 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States.

He was an American physician and expert in ballistic trauma, who treated James A. Garfield after his mortal wounding from a gunshot in July 1881 until his death two and a half months later.


Offspring of Doctor Willard Bliss and Sophia Prentiss (1828-1888)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ellis Baker Bliss (1850-1919)
Clara Belle Bliss (1852-1940)
Willard Prentiss Bliss (1854-1856)
Eugenie Prentiss Bliss (1855-1901)

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