Both these men were among our oldest business men, having been here about thirty years. They were both men held in the highest esteem by their business associates and the citizens of this vicinity in general. They were men of the highest moral standards and were always ready and willing to help in matters that were of a moral and material benefit to the community.
Dr. William C. Quincy
Dr. William Carlos Quincy, only son of Henry C. and Marcia Holbrook Quincy, was born August 14, 1848, at South Burlington, Vermont.
A part of his education was given by his father personally, and he received further teaching at the preparatory and academic departments of the noted Troy Conference Academy.
Most of his younger years were spent at Lowell, Vermont, and he was there married to Mary A. Owen in 1884.
After his marriage he continued to study medicine, which he had undertaken some time before, and came to Chicago, attending Bennett Medical College. Graduating in 1889 he practiced for a while at Chicago and Wauconda, Ill., until in 1896 he came to Lowell., Ind., which has since been his home until the time of his death.
His wife preceded him in death, having passed ways July 1, 1911. His death occurred April 1, 1926, having lived 77 years, 7 months and 17 days.
His one and only son, Donald, survives him.
He was of Unitarian religious belief, and a man of strong convictions and was active in affairs of Methodist church. On matters of public nature he stood for the highest standards.
He was a member of Colfax lodge, F. and A.M., Lowell, of the Royal Neighbors and of the Modern Woodmen of America.
Funeral services were held at the M.E. church Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. C.A. Brown preached the funeral sermon and used the text, "The Beloved Physician Salutes You." Mrs. J.W. Belshaw and Mrs. George L. Foster, assisted by Miss Violet Viant at the piano, furnished the music. These ladies furnished the music at the funeral service of Mrs. Quincy in 1911. Interment was made in the Lowell cemetery beside his wife. Undertaker William Sheets had charge of interment. The following acted as pall bearers: H.L. Baughman, H.W. Petrie, Raymond McCarty, Dr. G.W. Bardens, Claude Trump, L.W. Ragon.
This doctor was apparently of a somewhat serious manner, but like former practitioners, with continual thought upon the need of his patients. To our personal observation in one instance in our family, he exhibited rare skill in curing an obstructing gall-stone by medicine within the patient by simple administration of a dose of medicine which passed the stone while the patient slept, and completely dispelled the unbearable pain that accompanies such trouble.
He passed away within about the last thirty years.
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