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Auctioneer Chandler's International Auction & Estate Sales 336-448-5320
Auction Date Oct 29 Auction
2101 Country Club Road
Lincolnton, NC
Time 09:00AM
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(Real Estate @ 1:00 P.M.)


On-site International Estate Auction


The 80 acre estate of former NC Statesman

Dr. John Reeves Gamble Jr.

October 29th, 2016

Session #1 Discovery Auction 9am-11am

Session #2 International On-Site Catalog Auction


2101 Country Club Road

Lincolnton, NC



Preview On-Site Friday,  October 28th, 2016  11am-6pm

On-Site Saturday 8 am until sale time

Contents sold beginning at 9:00 A.M. with on-line catalog auction beginning at 11:00 A.M.

Property (80+ acres) to be sold at 1:00 P.M.

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Bid live on-site, absentee, phone or follow the links to our three International on-line platforms

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Dr. Gamble was an eagle scout. The Dr. graduated from Lincolnton High School, Emory University and the University of  Maryland School of Medicine. He did his training in surgery at Charlotte Memorial Hospital and Roanoke General Hospital. He served in the US Army as a MASH surgeon in Korea and Japan. He lived his life in Lincolnton, NC and practiced at Reeves Gamble Hospital until it was donated to the county for the formation of the Lincoln County Hospital. He served multiple terms as Chair of the Lincoln County Commissioners and eight terms in the NC Legislature.

For those who never knew him, a bit of history:  John Reeves Gamble, Jr. was the son of the late John Reeves Gamble, Sr.  His father began his medical practice in the area at a mill in High Shoals.  Back in the early part of the 20th Century, mills sometimes hired their own doctors. 

Dr. Gamble, Sr. and his brother Dr. Jesse Frank Gamble opened the Gamble Clinic in Lincolnton in 1930. It was later renamed the Reeves Gamble Hospital.  In 1934, the 25-bed hospital was equipped with an x-ray machine, laboratory, operating room, and sterilizing equipment, and was one of the most modern hospitals in the state.  Dr. Frank Gamble died in 1943.  Dr. John Gamble, Sr. died in December 1944. 

In 1948, Dr. John Reeves Gamble, Jr. came to practice in Lincolnton and became president of the Reeves Gamble Hospital. Dr. Gamble was called to serve in the army in 1954, and the hospital closed until his return in 1956. The hospital continued to grow in the 1960’s and it became apparent that expansions were needed. Betty convinced John that what was really needed was an entirely new hospital.

Dr. Gamble gave the land for the Lincoln County Hospital and contributed at least a half million dollars in cash plus at least that much more in equipment to get the hospital going.  The last patient of the Reeves Gamble Hospital was transferred to the Lincoln County Hospital in November 1969. The former hospital is now known as the Mauney Building, located across Main Street from the Lincolnton Post Office.

Most of our readers are too young to remember his importance to Lincoln County and North Carolina history.  Most have no idea of the contributions he made to our community.  Many moved into Lincoln County after he had done so much to shape it that they have no idea of the many things he did.

Dr. Gamble served as a Lincoln County Commissioner.  He was elected a NC State Representative twice. 

As a member of the General Assembly, it was Dr. John Gamble from Lincolnton who pushed for and got approved the medical school at East Carolina University.  The eastern part of the state was having trouble attracting doctors, and Dr. Gamble reasoned that a medical school there would help to turn out more medical professionals from the area who might want to continue their life's work in their hometowns.  He was right.

Some of us pass through this world without making much of a difference.  Others make lasting contributions that live on long after they are gone--and sadly--all too often forgotten.  Dr. John R. Gamble, Jr. was that kind of man. 

Join us on-site or online around the world October 29th, 2016 to honor the legacy of Dr. Gamble.

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