J. H. Edmonds, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of J. H. Edmonds

DR. J. H. EDMONDS, dentist, was born in Upper Canada December 26, 1848, and is one of the four children born to R. D. and Margaret (Ferguson) Edmonds. When the Doctor was about fifteen years of age, the family came to the United States, first settling at Detroit and then moving to Illinois, where the mother died in about 1870; the father now resides in Dacotah. The Doctor received an academical education in Canada, but the literary portion was finished at a college in Detroit. In 1866, he began the study of medicine and dentistry at Rock Island, under Dr. Buzette, and graduated from the Philadelphia Dental College the term of 1873-74; he also received a special diploma as surgeon, from Jefferson Medical College, qualifying him fully for the practice of dentistry. He was married July 28, 1870, to Miss Martha Pierce, who was born in Lake County, Ind., November 22, 1853, the daughter of Levi W. Pierce, and early settler. She had studied dentistry with the Doctor and is fully qualified in all its branches, making "filling" a speciality. They came to Valparaiso in 1872, and together do by far the greater part of the dental business of the town. They posses all the latest improvements, and their plate-work and filling cannot be surpassed. Dr. Edmonds is the only dental graduate in Valparaiso or porter County, and he ranks among the leading men of the profession in Northern Indiana. The Doctor is a Republican, a Mason and a Sir Knight of Valparaiso Commandery No. 28. His grandfather, Samuel Edmonds, was a native of England, and was for nine years in the British naval service, serving for a time as Commodore. The Doctor and Mrs. Edmonds are the parents of two children, Bruce Eugene (deceased) and Glenn.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 243-244

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