Was born in Union county, Ohio, in the year 1843. He emigrated with his parents to Illinois, in 1845. They located in Edgar county, and remained there until 1856, when they moved to Des Moines, Iowa.
In 1861, at the age of eighteen, the doctor enlisted in the 10th Iowa regiment, served his full time, and was honorably discharged in 1864. He then turned his attention to the procuring of a more thorough education, and after passing through Abbingdon College, in 1866, he commenced the study of medicine. The same year he was married to Miss Anna Ferguson. He continued his studies and attended lectures at Jefferson medical college, in Philadelphia, until 1871, when he commenced practicing in Nebo, Pike county, Illinois.
The Doctor has, in connection with his practice, a well selected assortment of drugs and medicines, which is found to be a great convenience to the people in that vicinity. The Doctor is yet young, in years, and the practice of his profession, but with the energy and ability which he displays, there can be no doubt of his (unreadable).