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Hillis - J.D.

Source: H. W. Beckwith, 1881 History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: HH Hill) p 561

Dr. J. D. HILLIS, physician, Darlington, was born on a farm in Putnam County, Indiana, September 15, 1854. His parents, James and Elizabeth SWIFT) Hillis, are now deceased. His maternal grandfather, John Swift, was one of the early settlers near Putnamville, and also cut the first timber at the public spring at Greencastle, at that time only one or two families being there. Dr. Hillis received his early education at the district school, and in 1869 went to Asbury University, where he studied four years, next spent a year at the State Normal school, and attended a course at the Commercial College, Terre Haute. In 1875 he began to read medicine with Drs. Wilcox and Evans, of Greencastle, and continued with them until 1877, when he went to Philadelphia and attended at Jefferson Medical College during the session of 1877-8. In March, 1878, he removed to Darlington, and practiced medicine until October 1879, when he entered the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, graduating there July 1, 1880. Dr. Hillis is a gentleman of the fine presence and pleasant manners, and is rapidly building up an extensive practice in the neighborhood, his skill and brilliant education having won for him the confidence of the people. He is a member of Cloverdale Lodge, No. 132, A.F. and A.M., also of having won for him the confidence of the people. He is a member of Cloverdale Lodge, No.132, A.F. and A.M., also of the Phi- Kappa-Psi Society at Ann Arbor, and was president of the alumni of the class of 1880 at the University of Michigan, medical department. -- typed by kbz

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