Randolph  County,  Indiana

Clarence  L. Marlatt

            The life of the scholarly or professional man seldom exhibits any of those striking incidents that seize upon public feeling and attract attention to himself. His character is generally made up of the aggregate qualities and qualifications he may possess as these may be elicited by the exercise of the duties of his vocation or the particular profession to which he belongs. But when such a man has so impressed his individuality upon his fellowmen as to gain their confidence and through that confidence and his individual merit rises to an important place in the locality in which he resides, his name is worthy of mention on the pages of history. Dr. Clarence L. Marlatt, of Indianapolis, one of Randolph county’s boys, not content to hide his talents amid life’s sequestered ways, has by force of his will and a laudable ambition forged to the front in a responsible and exacting calling and earned an honorable reputation in one of the most useful of professions. His life has been one of hard study and research from his youth and since maturity of laborious professional duty, and he is eminently deserving of the success he has achieved.
            Doctor Marlatt was born at Winchester January 2, 1875, being the son of  William P. and  Hannah (Moorman) Marlatt, who are both natives of Indiana.  (See sketch on page 1116 of this work.)  Doctor Marlatt had the advantage of the common schools of Winchester and then finished the high school course in a private school in Indianapolis, after which he entered, in 1894, the Central College of Physicians and Surgeons and graduated there from in the spring of1897. April 1, 1897, he began the practice of medicine on Massachusetts avenue, near St. Clair street, and a year later located at 760 Massachusetts avenue, where he has been in active practice since. Doctor Marlatt has built up a large business and has won a host of friends.
            He has been twice married, first, in September 1899, to Miss Margaret Dwyer, of Muncie, Indiana, a graduate nurse of the City Hospital of Indianapolis. Her death occurred in January 1901, and January 2, 1902,  Doctor Marlatt married  Miss Katharine C. Rottman, of Greenfield, Indiana, where she grew to womanhood and was educated. Mrs. Marlatt is the youngest of five daughters and two sons born to John H. and Elizabeth (Geiss) Rottman, who are both of German extraction. John H. Rottman was a native of Germany, emigrating to America in early manhood, and was a soldier in the Civil war.
Past and Present of Randolph County, Indiana, 1914.
Contributed by Gina Richardson

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