Biography of Dr. H. S. Detchon
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Dr. H. S. Detchon, who is probably the foremost physician and surgeon of Victor, Iowa, was born in Montgomery county, Indiana, on the 25th of January, 1846, a son of Heman and Amanda (Agnew) Detchon, the former a native of Columbiana county, Ohio, and the latter presumably born in Parke county, Indiana, near Rockville. She removed with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gibson Agnew, to Cedar county, Iowa, the family home being established upon the Welton and Tipton road. Mr. Detchon removed to that locality when a young man and was there married. Not long after that event he and his wife went to Indiana and lived in Wells county for about two years. They then removed to Montgomery county, that state, and located upon a farm belonging to his brother, Dr. E. Detchon. The family home was maintained upon that place for about fifteen years and during that time Mrs. Detchon passed away, her demise occurring on the 23d of April, 1873. The father subsequently married Mrs. Sarah J. Groendyke and two or three years later the family removed to a farm on Black creek, Montgomery county, which Mrs. Detchon owned. Still later they settled on another farm in that county and there the father passed away in May, 1900.

Dr. Detchon acquired his general education in the common schools and later attended the Norton Normal & Scientific Academy at Wilton Junction, Iowa, from which he was graduated in the spring of 1894 with the degree of H. S. upon his completion of a three year course. In the fall of that year he matriculated in the medical department of the State University of Iowa, which conferred upon him the degree of M. D. on the 3oth of March, 1908. Immediately following his graduation he came to Victor and opened an office on the 5th of April of that year. He has practiced here continuously since that time with the exception of one year, which was passed in Romney, Indiana. His practice is extensive and is proof of the confidence the people of the community repose in his knowledge and skill. He also has the respect of his colleagues and has achieved gratifying success in his chosen line of work.

Dr. Detchon supports the democratic party at the polls but has been content to perform his public duty as a private citizen. Fraternally he is a member of Victor Lodge, No. 117, K. P., and also holds membership in the Knights of Luther. During the years in which he has resided in Victor he has won the warm regard of many and has always held friendship inviolable.

From:
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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