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Transcribed biography of Robley D. Blount

ROBLEY D. BLOUNT, M. D., was born in Tipton, Indiana, on May 16, 1868, the son of Cyrus N. and Fannie A. (Dyer) Blount, the former of whom was a native of Ohio and the latter of Virginia. Cyrus Blount was for many years a successful and popular physician of Tipton, Indiana, and also practiced at Hagerstown, Indiana. He was a graduate of Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia. His parents were Silas and Barbara (Mueller) Blount: Silas Blount was also a physician, one of the very early pioneers who made his calls on horseback and carried his remedies in saddle bags. Those saddle bags with the original bottles are a treasured keepsake of Dr. Robley Blount. Silas Blount and wife were the parents of ten children: B. M., Jane, Cyrus N., Mary, Eli, Elizabeth, Jacob, Barbara, Alcinda, and one daughter who died in infancy. The parents both died at the age of ninety years, and are buried in the Cicero, Indiana, Cemetery. The maternal grandparents were Zebulon and Eliza (Harness) Dyer, both of whom were natives of Virginia, and removed to Carroll County, Indiana, in 1835, and lived on the site now occupied by the large dam in the Tippecanoe River. To them were born ten children. Dr. Robley Blount attended the public schools of Hagerstown, Indiana, and also Butler College. He then entered Indiana Medical College, and received his M. D. degree on March 1, 1889. He established his practice in Kokomo in the same year, and remained there until 1893, at which time he became a salesman for the H. K. Mulford Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He continued in this service for nine months, and in July, 1894, resumed practice at Wheeler, Indiana. He removed to Valparaiso on January 2, 1901, where he has since been engaged in a general practice of medicine and surgery, with special attention to obstetrics and urology. He entered military service as captain in the Medical Corps, his first assignment being to Camp Greenleaf, and on October 26, 1918, he was assigned to Evacuation Hospital No. 47 at Lytle, Georgia. Here preparations had been made to go overseas, but the armistice intervened and this was Doctor Blount's last service in the war. He was discharged December 6, 1918, but still retains the rank of captain in the Medical Officers Reserve Corps.

Doctor Blount was united in marriage with Geraldine, the daughter of M. A. and Carolina (Lambke) McNiece of Valparaiso. Mrs. Blount is a graduate of Valparaiso High School and studied instrumental music in Valparaiso University. She serves as organist of the Christian Church, and is also secretary and treasurer of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Valparaiso Country Club. By a former marriage Doctor Blount has a daughter, Corinne, who is now the wife of Henry Cook Selby, and is the mother of three children: Marjorie, Barbara and Henry.

Doctor Blount is a fellow of the American Medical Association, the Indiana State Medical Association, Tenth District and Porter County Medical Associations, Association of Surgeons of the Pennsylvania Railway Company, the American Association of Railway Surgeons. He belongs to the Sigma Chi fraternity, the Chamber of Commerce, Elks, Kiwanis Club, Masonic Order, thirty-second degree and York Rite and Shrine, and the Valparaiso Country Club, of which he is president. He is also a member of the American Legion and the K. of P.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 205-206

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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