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Transcribed biography of E. A. Edmonds


The profession of medicine, while a very inviting field for the student and the humanitarian, is one that demands much self-denial and the exercise of repression and the sacrifice of the ordinary methods of advancing one's interests. It is one of the noblest professions, one of the most beneficial to mankind, the profession of all professions, which, while it is prosecuted for gain, is in its very nature nearest to beneficent charity. One of the most prominent of the followers of this noble calling in Porter County, Indiana, is Dr. E. A. Edmonds, who is a successful follower of Homeopathy. He was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, August 14, 1850, a son of Peter and Elizabeth (Middaugh) Edmonds, natives of Ohio, also; the former of whom was a soldier in the service of his country during the Civil War, enlisting in the eighty-first Ohio on the 14th day of August, 1862, and died in North Carolina in 1865. The mother died in Hebron, Indiana. Dr. E. A. Edmonds was the eldest of their six children and received his education in the public schools of Ohio, after which he followed various occupations for a time. Being desirous of following the practice of medicine, he set himself diligently to the task of preparation, and after studying for some time with Dr. ------, of Columbus Grove, Ohio, he entered the Homeopathic College of Chicago, being a member of the class of 1882. He has been a resident and practitioner of Porter County for about fifteen years, and has built up a practice during this time which speaks eloquently as to the faith the people have in his knowledge of his calling and his ability to relieve the ailments of flesh to which suffering humanity is heir. He is a member of the Chapter of the Masonic order at Crown Point, belongs to the Sons of Veterans, and politically has always been a staunch Republican, as was his worthy father before him. On the 2d day of July, 1871, he united his fortunes with those of Margaret Anderson, of Hillsboro, Ohio, by whom he has one child: Herschel T., born April 11, 1872. The latter was educated in the public schools of Hebron, and is now a student in the Chicago Homeopathic Medical College, where his record as a faithful, painstaking and intelligent student is of the best. He gives every promise of becoming eminent in his profession, and his successful future is without doubt assured. The worthy son of a worthy sire, he can do no better than to follow in the footsteps of his progenitor.

Source: Goodspeed Brothers. 1894. Pictorial and Biographical Record of La Porte, Porter, Lake and Starke Counties, Indiana. Chicago, Illinois: Goodspeed Brothers. 569 p.
Page(s) in Source: 128

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