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ARMSTRONG THOMAS STEELE, M. D.
JOEL PENNINGTON, M. D.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NECROLOGY.
The record of the victims of the great reaper for the year ending with this report, number but thirteen, while the list recorded in the last volume of our transactions was twenty-five.
Of the deaths covered by the present report, one occurred in Allen county, one in Decatur, Hamilton, Huntington, Grant, Martin, Owen, Wells, Washington, and two in Montgomery and Wayne counties.
Besides these eleven counties reporting deaths, I had responses from twenty-five other counties stating that no death had taken place among the members of their societies respectively. In the remaining counties the parties to whom my postal of inquiry was addressed on the 1st of April ult. made no answer.
The deaths included in this return are presented in chronological order according to the date of death.
ARMSTRONG THOMAS STEELE, M. D.
MEMBER OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY.
BORN SEPTEMBER 13, 1834,
IN OWEN COUNTY, INDIANA.
DIED APRIL 12, 1884,
AT WAVELAND, INDIANA.
He graduated in Louisville, Ky., in 1857, and in the same year married Miss Sarah M. Brush, of Waveland, Ind.
Dr. Steele began his practical professional career in Alamo, Ind., but after a few years removed to Waveland, where he remained until his death. He was an acute observer, had tact and skill in diagnosis and ability in the treatment of disease, and in his intercourse with his confreres was always dignified and urbane. He was emphatically the poor man's friend.
In all the relations of life, social, religious, domestic, political and professional, he was conscientious in the discharge of his duties and had the approbation and good will of all who knew him.
His widow, one son and three daughters survive him.
[Prepared by Drs. Davidson and Russell, Committee.]
SAMUEL B. MORGAN, M. D.
HONORARY MEMBER OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY.
BORN JANUARY 30, 1813,
IN NEW JERSEY.
DIED JUNE 22, 1886,
Dr. Morgan came to Ohio in 1818, residing first in Hamilton county; then in 1830 removed to Piqua, where he studied medicine; thence to Bellefontaine, where he practiced medicine and was engaged in the drug business. In 1841 he removed to Crawfordsville, Indiana, engaged in practice, and thus continued until his death, part of the time with Dr. H. F. Snook, and part of the time with Dr. John Sloan, but most of the time by himself.
He graduated in the Miami Medical College, Cincinnati, and was, throughout his career, a thoughtful, conservative practitioner, a close observer of all that could aid him in the diagnosis of disease, and deliberate in forming a judgment. When he was satisfied that he had reached the truth, he was a man of quite positive opinions, though ever modest and unassuming in stating his conclusions. These attributes made him a most successful practitioner, and gave him honorable standing as a citizen with all who knew him. During his residence in Bellefontaine, Ohio, he was at one time mayor of that city.
[Prepared by E. W. Keegan, M. D., Crawfordsville, Ind.]
GEORGE EGBERT, M. D.
MEMBER OF GRANT COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY.
BORN FEBRUARY 23, 1823,
IN PREBLE COUNTY, OHIO.
DIED JULY 4, 1886,
The parents of the subject of this sketch removed to Ohio from New Jersey in 1822, and at the age of twenty years the son married Matilda Garver, and in 1849 moved to Jalapa, Ind., where he served as the first postmaster and subsequently as a justice of the peace. He was a chair-maker and farmer until he was thirty-six years of age. when he began the study of medicine and graduated in Rush Medical College, Chicago, in 1861, and subsequently attended two more courses. of lectures in the institution, and in 1871 took the ad eundem degree in Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York.
Dr. Egbert joined the Grant County Medical Society in 1862, and served one term as its president, but for some years prior to his death he abandoned practice, devoting himself to other business pursuits wherein he accumulated considerable property, but never lost his interest in medicine nor in professional affairs.
He died the victim of leucocythemia after several months' illness, leaving a wife, one son and two daughters, the survivors of his family.
[Prepared by A. H. Hamilton, M. D., and Lewis Williams, M. D., Committee.]