Marshall County

HALL, Edgar Allen

Dr. Edgar Allen HALL, engaged in the practice of medicine in Henry with comprehensive knowledge concerning the most modern methods known to the members of the profession, has gained a liberal and constantly growing patronage. He was born in Winchester, Montgomery county, Indiana, September 11, 1867. His father, Dr. John Thomas HALL, was a native of the same state and was also a physician and surgeon, practicing medicine in Indiana for several years. He died, however, at the comparatively early age of thirty-one years, passing away in 1872. He had married Jennie BRITTS, likewise a native of Indiana. She is now living in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is the widow of J. K. BELCH. By her first marriage she had a daughter, Minnie De Lacy, now the wife of J. SNYDER, of Berrien Springs, Michigan. Dr. HALL also has a half-sister, Mrs. Henry EICHEL.

In the common schools of his native county Dr. HALL began his education, which was continued as a student in the high school of Winchester. Subsequently he attended the Kansas State Normal at Emporia, from which he was graduated in the class of 1888. With broad literary knowledge to serve as the foundation upon which to rear the superstructure of professional learning he took up the study of medicine and was graduated from the Gross Medical College of Denver with the class of 1898. In August of the same year he came to Henry, where he opened an office and has since continued in practice, having now a patronage which is indicative of the confidence reposed in him by the public and his skill and ability as manifest in the treatment of important and difficult cases. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the State Medical Society, and the Marshall County Medical Society, and in this manner, as well as through reading and investigation, he keeps in touch with the trend of modern thought in his chosen calling. In 1899 was celebrated the marriage of Dr. HALL and Miss Anna CULTER of Henry, a daughter of Hardin CULTER, a steamboat man and a pioneer of the middle west. The Doctor is a valued and popular member of Henry lodge, No. 119, A. F. & A. M., and also of the Modern Woodmen camp. He votes with the democracy where state and national questions are involved, but at local elections casts an independent ballot. He has never had time nor desire for political office, but concentrates his energies upon his professional duties, which he performs with a sense of conscientious obligation and an ability that leaves no room for criticism. He has the high regard of his brethren of the medical fraternity by reason of his close conformity to a high standard of professional ethics and he has the trust and confidence of the general public as well.

Extracted July 2011 by Norma Hass from Past and Present of Marshall and Putnam Counties Illinois, 1907.

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