DR. WM. C. EGAN
Among the leading physicians of Cass county is Dr. William C. Egan, who was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, July 22, 1846. His father, C. B. Egan, was a physician of forty-eight years' practice, and died in 1878, at Blue Island, Illinois. The subject of this sketch was educated at Blue Island and Chicago, entering the Rush medical college in 1872, graduating there in the class of 1874-5. He located at Blue Island, where he practiced until coming to Atlantic in June, 1877. He is a member of the State and American medical associations, and has acted as a delegate to the same, and has also filled the positions of president and secretary of the State association. At present he is county coroner and physician for the city of Atlantic. In August, 1861, he enlisted in the Eighty-eighth Illinois Infantry, and on February 9, 1862, in the Eleventh Michigan Light Artillery, Battery L. As he was very young his father opposed his enlistment, all to no avail, as he was bound to go. He was on the whole of Morgan's raid, during which he was wounded, and on April 15, 1864, was discharged on account of disability. lie returned home and began the study of medicine. He was married in Pella, Iowa, January 2, 1870,to Miss Cebe Gardner and has a family of two children, Edward E. and Mary. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., the G. A. R. and the I. K. H. societies, in the latter of which he is a member of the finance committee and one of the trustees. Mr. Egan is Republican in politics, and both he and wife are members of the Methodist church.
Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 401.