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Transcribed biography of Robley D. Blount

ROBLEY D. BLOUNT, M. D. Through long continued and well directed effort Robley D. Blount, M. D., has acquired knowledge, skill and proficiency in his profession, and attained a noteworthy position among the successful physicians and surgeons of Valparaiso. A native of Indiana, he was born May 16, 1868, in Tipton, Tipton county, and through his father, Dr. C. N. Blount, and his grandfather, Dr. Silas Blount, inherited the tastes, ambitions and qualifications that led him to choose the profession which he is now so ably following.

Dr. Silas Blount was born in Ohio, of English ancestry. Taking up the study of medicine when young, he subsequently became quite noted as a physician. Moving to Indiana in 1841, he located in Tipton county and was there actively engaged in the practice of his profession until 1884. Being then well advanced in years, he resigned his practice, and lived retired until his death, in 1890, at the age of ninety years.

Born in Hillsboro, Ohio, Dr. C. N. Blount was educated, principally, in Indiana, attending the public schools and later completing the classical course at the Northwestern Christian University, now Butler University, in Indianapolis. Going then to Philadelphia, he was graduated from the Jefferson Medical College with the degree of M. D. In 1861 he began the practice of his profession in Tipton, Indiana, and ten years later, in 1871, removed to Hagerstown, Indiana, where he remained until 1887. He then located in Kokomo, Indiana, and was there a resident until his death, in December, 1887. He was very succesful as a physician, gaining in. an eminent degree the confidence and good will of his many patients. He married Fannie A. Dyer, who came from Virginia, her native state, to Indiana when two years old, accompanying her parents, Zebulon and Eliza (Harness) Dyer, to their new home in the Hoosier state, and locating in Carroll county, in what is now. known as Oakdale Park. She survives her husband, and is now living in Valparaiso, making her home with her son, Robley. Three children were born of their union, as follows: Eli, who died in infancy; Robley D., the special subject of this brief biographical review; and Irving, of Brooklyn, New York.

Acquiring a practical knowledge of the three "R's" in the public schools of Hagerstown, Indiana, Robley D. Blount subsequently continued his studies for three years in the literary department of Butler University, his father's alma mater. In 1889, when but twenty-one years old, he was graduated from the Medical College of Indiana with the degree of M. D., and during the ensuing five years was actively engaged in the practice of his chosen profession in Kokomo, Indiana. Coming then to Porter county, Dr. Blount located in Wheeler, where he continued his professional activities from 1894 until 1901, meeting with good success in his labors. Removing to Valparaiso in the latter year, the Doctor has since built up a thriving and remunerative patronage in this city, his reputation as an able and skilful physician and surgeon extending over a wide territory and being of the best. Dr. Blount is now serving as local surgeon for the Valparaiso and Northern Railroad, and is a member of the board of the Christian Hospital.

Fraternally the Doctor is a member of Porter Lodge, No. 137, Ancient Free and Accepted Order of Masons; of Valparaiso Chapter, No. 79, Royal Arch Masons; of Valparaiso Council, No. 86, Royal and Select Masters; and of Valparaiso Commandery Knights Templars, No. 28. Professionally he belongs to the Porter County Medical Society; to the Indiana State Medical Society; and to the American Medical Association. Religiously he is a member of the Christian church, and one of its deacons.

Mr. Blount married, September 16, 1891, Nellie Rayl, who was born in Kokomo, Indiana, a daughter of William and Rachel (Ross) Rayl. Three children have been born into their pleasant home, namely: Corinne, Marjorie (deceased), and a child that died in infancy.

Source: Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. History of Porter County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People and its Principal Interests. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company. 881 p.
Page(s) in Source: 789-790

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