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Washburn - Peter Manners

Source: 1878 Montgomery County, Indiana Atlas (Chicago: JH Beers, p 50)

Dr. D.M. WASHBURN, PO New Richmond, Physician; youngest son of Nicholas L & Jane Washburn, who settled in this County in 1828; was born in Wayne Twp in this County Aug 3, 1850. Married Sarah Simpson July 6, 1870; had two children: Nicholas L and MC. Mr. Nicholas L. Washburn, Sr. died at the doctor's residence June 17, 1877. Mrs. Nicholas L. Washburn, at present, makes it her home with her son. The Dr. began the study of medicine with Dr. McMurray of Linden in 1869; attended a course of lectures at the Indiana Medical College. In April 1873, commenced the practice of med. in the town where he now resides and enjoys a very successful practice. - transcribed by kbz

Source: Zach, Karen Bazzani.  Montgomery Medicine Men ... Crawfordsville: MCHS, 2002

Dr. Peter M. Washburn (sometimes found as D.M. - indicating Dock which I thought was his name for the longest of time) was born in Coal Creek Township (although above source indicates Wayne) on August 3, 1850.  He is listed in the 1850 census with his parents as age 1 month and his name is Manners," which he went by the majority of the time, unless it was plain Dock.  His parents, Nicholas and Jane Potter Washburn, were early settlers of Montgomery County, having settled here in 1828.  Nicholas' father was in the War of 1812 and grandfather in the Revolution.  

Receiving the common school education of the time in Ladoga Normal, he began reading medicine at age 17 with Dr. J.S. McMurray of Linden.  He continued to obtain medical knowledge from this wife phuysician for five years.  On July 6, 1870, he married Sarah Simpson (daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Wallace Simpson) and they were the parents of two children: Nicholas L. and Musa Cecil.  Not long after his marriage, he commenced the practice of medicine in New Richmond, having followed that for probably six decades.  He began the idea of practicing medicine with a drug store in Linden in 1873, and ran that while getting his degree from the Indiana Medical College in 1881.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows, Masons and above all, just like his father before him, was a Democrat.

Note: His Certificate of Death #38564, lists him as Manner Washburn, dying in New Richmond at age 91 years old.  He passed away on December 11, 1941 at 4:45 p.m.  This confirms his birth date; parentage and that he is buried in the New Richmond Cemetery. He does not however, show-up on findagrave in that cemetery or anywhere listed as Washburn or Washburne.  On the Crawfordsville District Public Library's Cemetery database he is listed but with no dates.  Sarah Elizabeth Washburn, his wife is not in either place.
He passed away because of Chronic Myocarditis and hypertention, his own physician being Dr. H.D. Kindell.  

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