Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Josiah T. Scovell, M.D.  

Josiah T. Scovell, M.D., Terre Haute, was born in Eaton county, Mich, July 29, 1841, and is a son of Stephen D. and Carolina (Parker) Scovell, of English and German origins, former a native of Vermont and a farmer, latter a native of Connecticut. The father died in Michigan in 1852. They reared a family of four children, out subject being the eldest. He was raised on a farm, and attended the district schools for a time; then entered Oberlin college, Ohio, where he graduated in the regular classical course in 1866. He had connected the study of medicine before finishing his college course, and after completing his college studies, he studied one year in the medical college at Ann Arbor, Mich. He then entered Rush Medical College, Chicago, where he graduated in 1869. He went, and practiced two years in Colorado, and then returned to Michigan. The Doctor had in the meantime devoted considerable attention to scientific subjects, and soon after his return to Michigan was offered a position in the State Normal School of Indiana, Terre Haute. This he accepted, and has since made this city his home. He filled the chair of professor of natural science nine years in this institution. Thus his time was fully employed teaching others, and at the same time advancing himself until he is now recognized as authority on many subjects of scientific interest. He resigned his professorship in 1881, and since the has engaged in the business of abstractor of titles. Dr. Scovell was united in marriage December 25, 1876, with Miss Johannah Jameson, a lady of Scotch descent, and their children are Zayda and Robert C. Dr. and Mrs Scovell are members of the Presbyterian Church. In politics he affiliates with the Republicans. He volunteered in 1865, in the One Hundred and Fiftieth Ohio Vol. Infantry, Company K, and served until the close of the war.

History of Vigo and Parke Counties : together with historic notes on the Wabash Valley, gleaned from early authors, old maps and manuscripts, private and official correspondence, and other authentic, though, for the most part, out-of-the-way sources Chicago: H.H. Hill and N. Iddings, 1880, Beckwith, H. W. pg. 919-20

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