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Outagamie County (Wis.) State Centennial Committee / Land of the fox, saga of Outagamie County

Mackesy, Lillian
Doctors, dentists and lawyers,   pp. 208-216 PDF (9.3 MB)

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an active promoter of the State Board of
Health, becoming its secretary. Dr. Emory
Stansbury also came in the sixties, prac-
ticing from 1868 to 1899.
  Dr. Rush Winslow, Dr. A. H. Levings
and Dr. J. R. Reilly were outstanding
Appleton doctors who started in the
seventies. Dr. Winslow   was active in
politics, public health and education.
He was elected mayor of Appleton in
1887, serving the city as its head for four
terms. He also worked toward establish-
ing St. Elizabeth Hospital and was Chief
of Staff until his death in 1902. Dr. Reilly
was the first attending physician at the
county hospital for the insane, built in
  The seventies brought more doctors
to the growing villages out in the county,
communities that had heretofore depended
on medical service from   doctors from
nearby cities. Dr. B. T. Strong was the
first resident physician at Seymour, Dr.
R. A. or G. L. Loope at Black Creek.
Dr. Loope came from Omro in 1873 and in
a few years opened a drug store in the
village. Other early Black Creek doctors
had the names of Rozell, Rinert and
Kenyon. Dr. Osborn G. Lord located in
Kaukauna in March, 1872, and Dr. Hard-
acker was established at Hortonville.
  Abijah W. Kanouse and T. T. Beveridge
started their active medical careers in
Appleton in 1880. Dr. Herbert B. Tanner
came the same year to Kaukauna and,
after a prominent medical career of 25
years, retired in 1905. Dr. H. E. Ellsworth,
Appleton, began his 60 odd years of
medical practice in 1882. Other outstand-
ing doctors of the eighties and their years
of service include Dr. Henry Lummis
(1884-1905) and Dr. W. 0. Kenyon (1885-
  Doctors of the ninleties and their first
year of practice in the county include the
follohwing: James S.   eeve, Appleton,
1890; C. D. Boyd, Kaukauna, 1891; J. V.
Canavan, also one of Appleton's mayors,
1894; James A. Lyons, Bear Creek, 1894;
William N. Nolan, Kaukauna, 1894; Man-
ley J. Sandborn, Appleton, 1896; Henry
W. Abraham, Appleton, 1898; Alfred P.
Holz, Seymour, 1898; J. H. Doyle, Little
Chute, 1898; George A. Ritchie, Appleton,
1899; Victor F. Marshall, Appleton, 1899.
  Other doctors who were active in the
years before and after the turn of the
century were Dr. S. S. Willis of Appleton,
Dr. James Hittner of Seymour and Dr.
Perry Comerford of Appleton and Bear
  In the early years of the new century
the county saw more medical men, most
of whom were newly graduated from
medical schools. There was Dr. John
Jamison Laird, son of Ellington Township
pioneers, who turned from schoolteaching
to medicine. Dr. Laird started his 20 year
career of medicine at Black Creek in 1904.
Canadian Dr. Argo Melbourne Foster
located at Kaukauna in 1904 and Dr.
Frank E. Donaldson a year later. In
Appleton, Dr. C. E. Ryan started practice
in 1902; Dr. James R. Scott came from
Hortonville where he started ill 1900;
Dr. Everett H. Brooks in 1902 and Dr.
E. L. Bolton in 1903. By 1905 Appleton
doctors also included E. W. Cooney,
William Comerford, A. M. Freund, N. P.
Mills, E. H. Ostrander, H. Schaper, F. J.
Jones and A. E. Rector.
  Dr. Lillie Rosa Minoka Hill, famed
Indian woman doctor at Oneida, came
from live years of practice in Pennsylvania
ill 1904. Dr. Hill was born in New ,Jersey
of a Mohawk mother and a white father
and was reared by a Quaker family -when
her parents died. She was graduated from
a woman's medical college in 1899 and
upon her marriage in 1904 to Mr. Hill,
Oneida Indian, she came to Oneida.
Although her husband's death 11 years
later left her with six small children,
Dr. Hill found time to both rear her fam-
ily and tend to the health of her husband's
  In 1947, on Thanksgiving Day, Dr.
Hill -was chosen the outstanding Indian
of the year by the Indian Fire Council,
held in Chicago. She was also adopted by
the Oneida tribe as one of their people

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