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Washburne - Elihu P.

Source: 1881 H. W. Beckwith History of Montgomery County IN (Chicago:   Hill)
WASHBURN, E.P., practicing physician, Linden, is a native of   Indiana, born in 1842, and is the son of William and Jane Washburn,   both of whom were natives of Ohio, and pioneer settlers of In.   His grandparents on his father' side were natives of Ky. Dr.   Washburn was marr. in 1860 to Rebecca RICHARDS . Her parents,   John and Susan Richards, are natives of Pa, now residents of   Fulton, IN. By this union he has 5 children: Emma J; Newton P;   John W; Blanch A and Bertie H. He served 3 years and 11 months in   the 46th Ind. Vols, and was engaged in several of the most   important and hotly contested battles of the war, among which are   the following: siege of Vicksburg; New Madrid; Riddle's Station;   St. Charles, Pemberton; Port Gibson, Champion Hills, siege   Jackson and others. He first was in the infantry, then was   transferred to the mounted infantry, then to the gunboat service,   and then placed on the general's staff. It is remarkable to say   he never so much as received a scratch during this time in the   service. He came to Linden in 1873 and opened a drug store; at   the same time he began a course of medical reading, which he   pursued for two years, at which time he began to practice   medicine, having taken one course of lectures in the Indianapolis   Medical College, and graduated with the class of 1881. Dr.   Washburn is a self-made man of more than ordinary ability, which   if not prevented by some unseen cause will make him be heard in   the ranks of physicians. He now has a good practice, which was   not only gained through the energy he has put forth to place   himself in the ranks of physicians, but for the noble service he   rendered his country in her time of need. - transcribed by kbz

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

It is not known if Elihu and Peter M. Washburn were relation, but since they both practiced in the Linden-New Richmond area, it is a possibility.  In the Saturday Evening Journal, November 28, 1885, we find this interesting tidbit on Dr. Washburg, "A barn belonging to Dr. E.P. Washburn of Linden was burned last Friday night.  No clue as to the origin of the fire.  He had 4100 insurance and was down on Monday having ghe loss adjusted>"  He probably went to Fulton and / or White County afterwards to practice.  Born in 1842, he ws the won of William and Jane Washburn, natives of Ohio.  He married Rebecca Richards in 1860 and had five children: Emma J; Newton P; O: lhe an Bretii.
Dr. Wasshrn served in he Civil War,his company being the 46th Indiana Volunteers.  He was at the siege of Vicksburg; and the following battles: New Madrid; Riddle's Station; St. Charles; Pemberton; Port Gibson and Champion Hills, along with others.  He went to Linden in 1873 and opened a drug store.  It was at this time he began studying medicine, then graduated from the Medical College of Indiana in 1881.  He had a good practice, "only gained through the energy he put forth!"

Note: Since 2002, when I wrote the above article in Montgomery Medicine Men, I found the following on Elihu
That his (Death Record) middle name is Parker.
Confirmed his parents are William and Jane with Jane's maiden name being Calvin.
He passed away in the town of Buffalo in Liberty Township, White County on April Fool's Day, 1922 at 12:05 p.m. of uremia along with pnuemonia - his doctor was (his son perhaps?) JM Washburn
His complete birth date was June 24, 1842 and he was 80 years 2 months 7 days. He was buried in the Clark Cemetery in Buffalo and is lsited as a Sgt.
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