Dr M Garst
Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/17/2006 at 22:15:46
Dr M Garst, physician, Boone was born in Botetourt county, Virginia, June 17, 1815, and lived there until eighteen years of age, his time to this date being employed in acquiring an education, in 1833 he removed to Dayton, Ohio, and commenced the study of medicine with his brother, Dr Elias Garst, as preceptor, he attended lectures at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and was graduated from that institution March 15, 1837, he returned to Dayton and engaged in the practice of his profession, from Dayton he removed to Champaign county, Illinois, and here was engaged more or less in real estate operations and with satisfactory results, during the war he entered the Seventy-first Illinois infantry, he came first to this county in 1858 and returned to Champaign county, and in 1866 he changed his residence to Boone county, he owns a valuable farm adjoining the town, he was united in marriage with Miss Maria L Morrison, on May 5, 1840, she was born in Dayton, Ohio, Mrs Garst died on August 21, 1873, leaving eight children: Morrison (now living in Chicago), Edward (now living in Carroll county, Iowa), Laura (now Mrs. Kennard, of Champaign county, Illinois), Perry (lieutenant in the United States Navy), Warren (now living in Carroll county), Chas E (lieutenant in the United States army), Julius (a practicing physician of Carroll county), and Mary E
From the 1880 Boone County History Book
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