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Transcribed biography of Charles H. DeWitt

CHARLES H. DE WITT, M. D. - Dr. C. H. DeWitt was born in West Milgrove, Ohio, on June 27, 1873, the son of W. S. and Alma (Leonard) DeWitt, of that city, who were united in marriage in 1871. To this marriage were born six children, of whom the subject of this sketch is the oldest. The others are Frank, Herbert, Fred, Altha and Dorothy.

Doctor DeWitt received his elementary education in the schools of his native city, and then entered Valparaiso University, where he received his B. S. degree in 1898 and the M. S. degree in 1903. He graduated from the Chicago College of Medicine and surgery in 1912. He assumed charge of the medical department of Valparaiso University from 1900 to 1918. In the following year he began practice in that city, and has met with the finest professional success since. He specializes in X-ray work and enjoys almost the entire practice in this line of work in this community. His expertness in this element of practice has been widely recognized among the members of his profession, and he was chosen as supervisor of the X-ray department of the Methodist Hospital of Gary. Another activity is as health commissioner of Porter County, to which office he was chosen for a second term, January 1,1926.

Doctor DeWitt was united in marriage with Zuma L., the daughter of Nathaniel and Mary Snyder, of Clarksfield, Ohio, on August 3, 1907, in Clarksfield. To this marriage was born a daughter, Marian, who is now a student in Valparaiso. Doctor DeWitt is a member of the K. of P., American Medical Association, Radiological Society, for which he has prepared and read a number of papers. He is past president of the Porter County Medical Society, and has served as secretary of the same since January, 1923.

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: 278-279

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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