Immediately after graduating, he went to Poughkeepsie, New York, where he
pursued a course of instruction in Eastman's Business College, remaining until the Spring
of 1865. In May, 1865, he went to Chicago, Illinois, and was engaged as a draughtsman
in a patent-law office. In 1868 he went into the hardwood lumber trade, with the firm of
Henry N. Holden & Co., and continued his position there until the Fall of 1881.
In 1870 he began to be interested in the study of medicine, and read medical
works at his leisure. He also attended the medical societies as a stenographer, both for
practice in stenography and for the information to be derived from the discussions. In
the Fall of 1881, he entered Rush Medical College, Chicago, and graduated on February
20, 1883, at the same institution, in a class of one hundred and seventy-nine.
After a few months' practice of his profession in Chicago, he was called East for
the purpose of settling up the estate of his mother, who had recently died, at his former
home in East Montpelier, Vermont. He entered into practice here, making diseases of
the eye and ear a specialty, remaining until March 12, 1884, when he purchased a house
and seven acres of land in the village of Barre, Vermont, where he removed and has
settled down to practice his profession. He made this change for two reasons, one being
that it is a central location for several towns, and therefore a good business point; the
other being to educate his children at the school where he received his preparatory
In his religious views, he is Independent. In politics, he is a Republican.
He was married November 19, 1866, to Miss Emma A. Davis, of Plainfield,
Vermont. They have had three children, Myrtle E., born April 4, 1868; Mortimer G.,
born October 5, 1872, and Nadine C., born October 8, 1875.
Myrtle E. died March 24, 1872.
of the Class of '64 in Dartmouth College" complied by
John C. Webster, Shepard & Johnston, Printers, 1884,