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Samuel J. Randall


Posted By: Ken Johnson (email)
Date: 5/7/2022 at 11:14:27

From “History of Colorado,” Volume 3, by Wilbur Fiske Stone (Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1918), p. 142, which includes Randall’s photograph and signature


Dr. Samuel J. Randall, a physician and surgeon of Pueblo, specializing in the treatment of chronic diseases, was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, on the 30th of March, 1858, a son of Samuel and Nancy (Hall) Randall. The father died during the boyhood of his son Samuel J., and the mother has also passed away. Dr. Randall is their only child and in the public schools of Fond du Lac he began his education, which was continued in the Northwestern University at Chicago and in the Appleton University at Appleton, Wisconsin, but he had to leave that institution before completing the course. Later he took up the study of medicine and became a student in Rush Medical College of Chicago. He afterward entered the Pulte Medical College of Cincinnati, Ohio, from which he graduated with the class of 1880.

Dr. Randall located for practice at Fond du Lac, where he remained for four years, and then removed to Chicago. At a later period he established his home in Dubuque, Iowa, where he followed his profession until 1902, when he came to Colorado, first settling in Denver. There he continued for sixteen years but on the 1st of February, 1918, removed to Pueblo, where he is now located. Although he has been a resident of this city only a brief period his practice is steadily growing, for his reputation as a skillful physician and surgeon had preceded him. He has specialized to a large extent in the treatment of chronic diseases and his work in that connection has been most successful. He has studied abroad in the hospitals of Europe more especial [sic] at St. Paul’s in Paris, Queen’s Hospital in London and also in Berlin.

On the 18th of December, 1895, Dr. Randall was united in marriage to Miss Mary Boder, who passed away in 1897. He is connected with the Masonic fraternity, also with the Modern Woodmen, the Knights of The Maccabees, the Foresters of America and the Fraternal Union. He is a man of genuine personal worth, respected and esteemed by all with whom he comes in contact, and as a citizen he is public-spirited, deeply interested in the development and progress of city and state.

[NOTE: His wife, Mary Boder, is buried in the Guttenberg Cemetery, and a photo of her headstone is posted at Findagrave. Although this biography does not mention Clayton County as a residence, he is listed in the 1900 census as a resident of the town of Clayton, and he married Catherine McGuire of Clayton on 18 Dec. 1897 at Elkader, per the county record of their marriage and a newspaper note in the Wed., 22 Dec. 1897 issue of "Guttenberg Press," page 1, column 4. He was probably married once before to Cornelia Brown on 1 Oct. 1873, at Fond du Lac, WI (according to the "Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930" database at familysearch . org); this couple was living in Hartford, WI, in 1880. He and Catherine McGuire Randall were living in Denver, CO, in 1910, but they apparently separated or divorced. She is not mentioned in this biography, and he was living alone in Denver in 1930, while she was living without him in Clayton, IA, in 1920; he is not readily found in the 1920 census. She appears to have lived the remainder of her life in Iowa after the mid 1910s. She appears frequently in newspaper items from Clayton in the 1910s through her death in 1938 as "Mrs. Kate Randall." Ads for his doctor practice, as S. J. Randall, are in many Clayton County newspapers issues of the 1890s and early 1900s.]


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