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Gilbert Chaddock


Submitted by Pam Thompson Davis & Bill Moore


Gilbert Chaddock, who is engaged in the practice of medicine in Muskegon, is a native of the Empire State. He was born in Genesee County April 30, 1827, and is a son of Joseph and Polly (Terry) Chaddock, the former a native of New Hampshire and the latter of Massachusetts. The Chaddock family is of English descent, and the Terry family is of Welsh origin. The maternal grandfather, Hiram Terry, was a soldier of the Revolutionary War.

    The Doctor spent his boyhood days in the State of his nativity, and acquired his literary education in the public schools. Wishing to enter the medical profession, he began studying with Dr. W. Sawens, of Orleans County, New York, and subsequently took a course of study in the Geneva Medical College. He then attended the University of Buffalo, from which he was graduated in 1853; he later spent seven years in Toledo, and in 1860 he engaged in the practice of his chosen profession in Hillsdale, Michigan. During the following year he entered the army as a surgeon, and was assigned to the Third Brigade, Second Division, Second Corps. There he did faithful service, remaining with his command during the remainder of the war.

    In 1879 Dr. Chaddock came to Muskegon, Michigan, where he has since engaged in the practice of his profession. He possesses skill and ability as a physician, and as a result of his merit he has succeeded in building up a large practice, which is well deserved.

    In 1860 the Doctor was united in marriage with Miss Anna Sinclair, who was then living in Toledo, Ohio, but is a native of Brooklyn, New York. Their union has been blessed with one son, Charles G. The doctor has always been a public-spirited and progressive citizen, and one who manifests an active interest in everything pertaining to the welfare of the community in which he make his home. He gives his support and co-operation to all worthy enterprises, and his aid is never withheld from an object that he believes will prove of public benefit. He has always been a close student of his profession, keeps abreast with all the discoveries and theories connected with the science, and has achieved an enviable reputation, receiving from the public a patronage which yields him a good income.


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