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Burroughs - William H - Dr

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal October 9, 1909

Dr. William H. Burroughs, aged 61 years, one of the prominent and wealthy retired physicians of the county, died at his home one and a quarter miles south of Shannondale on Friday evening at half-past six of heart disease. He had been ill for four weeks and his death had been expected at any time for several days. Dr. Burroughs' fatal malady was superinduced by a bad case of grip, which seized him in the winter of 1905, compelling him to give up his practice and go to Florida to recuperate. Since that time he has made no effort to practice. However, he knew the seriousness of his disease and told friends that he did not expect to live long. Dr. Burroughs for a number of years had one of the largest practices of any physician in the county and was very successful. He was honest with his patients and they had confidence in his ability. He was prominently identified with the Republican Party but never sought office. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Shannondale, a member of the Knights of Pythias, and Odd Fellows. Dr. Burroughs was born in Boone County, August 19, 1837. His parents came there from Kentucky in an early day. After graduating from the public schools Dr. Burroughs taught school for twelve years, and then attended medical college. After graduating he settled in Shannondale where he began practicing medicine in 1875 and kept it up continuously until his health failed him four years ago. He was married in 1876 to Miss Mary Dice, and she with the only daughter, Mrs. Eva Fish, of near Shannondale, survives. After the Northwestern traction line was built between here and Lebanon Dr. Burroughs built one of the elegant country houses of this county. The funeral will take place at the home on Sunday morning at half past ten and will be conducted by Rev. G.W. Pearce of Darlington, pastor of the Presbyterian Churches of Shannondale and the former place. The Knights of Pythias of Shannondale will have charge of the ritualistic services. The interment will take place at the Shannondale Cemetery. - kbz
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