Randolph  County,  Indiana

William  Andrew  Meredith

            The science of veterinary surgery has an able exponent in Randolph county in the person of Dr. William Andrew Meredith, of Lynn, a man whose services are in great demand over the county, partly because he has established a solid reputation for skill in his chosen profession and partly because he is a genial and well-liked gentleman that makes and retains friends easily.
            Dr. Meredith was born in Williamsburg, Indiana, March 26, 1871. He is a son of John W. and Malissa C. (Cox) Meredith. The father was born near Williamsburg, January 31, 18--, and is a son of Andrew and Mary Meredith. Andrew Meredith was a native of South Carolina and a pioneer of Wayne county, Indiana, making the long overland journey from the far South when traveling was a hazardous undertaking for many reasons, such as bad roads, unbridged streams and few settlers, to say nothing of lurking Indians and white highwaymen, who frequently waylaid those who pushed to the frontiers of civilization. He began life in the woods in Wayne county and worked hard to get a start in the new country.
            John W. Meredith, the father, grew up amid pioneer environment and he worked hard when a boy on the home farm. He received a meager schooling in the early-day schools. He has devoted his life to active farming and stock raising and is at this writing still living in the town of Williamsburg. His wife passed away April 31, 1913, at an advanced age. Politically, John W. Meredith is a Democrat, and religiously a Quaker. He has served as trustee of his township. Fraternally, he belongs to the Masonic Order, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Encampment, being prominent in each and holding high offices in all three.
            Doctor Meredith grew to manhood on his father's farm, where he made himself useful during the crop seasons, and he received a common school education in the schools of his native locality. When a young man he decided to take up veterinary surgery and with that end in view he entered the Toronto College of Veterinary Surgery at Toronto, Canada, and there made a splendid record, graduating with the class of 1894. He began the practice of his profession at Williamsburg, Indiana, where he remained two years, being successful from the start, then moved to Lynn, Randolph county, where he has remained to the present time, enjoying an ever-increasing and lucrative practice, which extends throughout this locality, and he has met with a high degree of success in all his practice. He has remained a deep student and has kept well abreast of the times in all that pertains to his work.
            Politically, Doctor Meredith is a Republican, and fraternally, he belongs to the Masonic Order, having held all offices in the local lodge except that of Worshipful Master. He is also a member of the Knights of Pythias, being Past Chancellor of the lodge at Lynn. In religious matters, he belongs to the Christian church.
            Doctor Meredith was married on April 6, 1898, to Cynthia A. Newton, of Lynn, and to this union one child was born, Margaret. The wife and mother passed to her rest on October 10, 1904. The Doctor was again married on September 10, 1912, to Mrs. Daisy Mills, of Farmland.
Past and Present of Randolph County, Indiana, 1914.
Contributed by Gina Richardson

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