Sunday, December 1, 2013

Pyne, Joseph Sterling (1933-1940)

updated December 8, 2013.


University of Southern California; DDS Northwestern University of Evanston, Chicago June 20, 1927. Hong Kong nlt.1933. USA ca.1941, Modesto, California, private practitioner. Retired to Carmel, California 1962.

HONG KONG nlt.1933. Registered dental surgeon December 28, 1933, but listed as an Exempted Person 1937-40 [2]. Private practitioner 1933-40, address 1: #32A Nathan Road 1933; address 2: #2 Peninsula Hotel Arcade 1937-40.

b. December 23, 1895, Provo, Utah - d. October 25, 1972, Carmel. s/o Herbert S. Pyne (Dr.)and Hannah A. Pyne. Sbilings: 1. Mark Pyne. 2. Thomas Pyne. 3. Herbert Pyne. 4. Rachel Pyne (married name Duffin).
m1. Melba [s.n.] September 5, 1923, div.1930. m2. Alice [s.n.] April 30, 1939. m3. Consuelo Mary Willard November 11, 1968 (b. February 11, 1902 - d. August 8, 1991). Had issues: 1. [s.n.] Mrs. John Abbe (by which wife unknown).

[1] Certificates of Exemption were issued to dental practitioners who lacked the academic qualifications recognized by the Dental Board (essentially the General Medical Council in UK) to qualify to register. Generally speaking, only qualifications awarded by institutions located on the Britain Isles or in British Overseas Territories were recognized. Naturally, there were exceptions, and when such took places, discretion prevailed; how else can it be explained that some graduates of, for example, the University of Pennsylvania were qualified for registration while others weren't. In extreme cases, the status of certain dental practitioners would be switched to that of an exempted person after having been registered as dental surgeons for a number of years, only to be reversed again years later.
[2] The Dental Register 1941 is not available; it is unknown whether or not it actually exists.

Selected bibliography: CAGenWeb Monterey County Genealogy [internet]. Find A Grave [internet]. The Hong Kong Government Gazette, December 29, 1933, #843; May 4, 1934, #361; May 10, 1940, #537.


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