Biography of Dr. W. A. Trobaugh
Carroll County, IN Biographies





W. A. TROBAUGH, M. D.

One of the well known physicians of Carroll county, Indiana, is Dr. W. A. Trobaugh, of Cutler. A native of the great Hoosier state, it may be said of Dr. Trobaugh personally that he is a man of strong and active sympathies and possessed of a warm and ardent temperament Not only is he well qualified professionally for the practice of medicine, but his native sympathies have made him loved as a man as well as admired as a physician.

Dr. W. A. Trobaugh, who has practiced medicine at Cutler, in Democrat township, Carroll county, Indiana, for the past thirty five years, is a native of Howard county, $is state, born near Fairfield, five miles south of Kokomo on his father's farm, December 25, 1852. Dr. Trobaugh is the son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Bates) Trobaugh, the former of whom was born near Greeneville, Tennessee, and not far from Blue Springs. In 1832 Jacob Trobaugh removed with his parents to Clinton county, Indiana, and settled with them near Middle fork, when he was sixteen yearns of age. Subsequently, he left home and purchased land in the old Indian reserve. After selling out, he moved to a farm west of Fairfield, where he lived until 1856, when he moves: to Missouri with his family. A little later, however, he moved back to Indiana, on a part of his father's old home place two miles west of Middle fork. There he lived until 1878, when he moved to near Wichita, Kansas, with nearly all of the family. Seven years later he died in Kansas.

W. A. Trobaugh lived at home with his parents until they moved to Kansas, having received in the meantime the rudiments of a public school education. He had already begun to read medicine with Dr. M. V. Young, of Geetingsville, Indiana, two miles west of the old home farm. A little later, Doctor Young moved away, whereupon W. A. Trobaugh entered Ohio Medical College, graduating with the class of 1880 with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He came to Cutler, Indiana, on May 25, 1880, thirty five years ago, and went into partnership with Doctor Herron, an arrangement which continued for one year. After that Doctor Trobaugh took charge of the office and has been engaged in the practice of his profession continuously at Cutler ever since.

Two years after coming to Cutler, on October 19, 1882, Dr. W. A. Trobaugh was married to Ida Hinkle, a daughter of Joseph and Nancy (Cook) Hinkle, both of whom immigrated from Pennsylvania to Indiana in pioneer times. Some of their children were born in the Keystone state. They settled near Burlington upon arriving in Indiana and later moved to Cutler where they spent the balance of their lives.

Doctor and Mrs. Trohaugh have been the parents of two children. Bruce, who died at the age of three years; and Chalmer, who lives on his father's farm of sixty acres, two and one half miles southwest of Cutler. He married Cassie Aten, the daughter of William Aten, of Texas, where, at one time, he spent five years.

Doctor and Mrs. Trobaugh are members of the Presbyterian church. He is a member of Wildcat Lodge No. 311, Free and Accepted Masons, of Cutler. Politically, Doctor Trobaugh is a Democrat

Graduating from the Ohio Medical College in 1880, Doctor Trobaugh has also taken a course at the New York Polyclinic in 1895. Before taking up the study of medicine, W. A. Trobaugh taught for four years in the schools of Clinton county. Doctor Trobaugh is a member of the Carroll County Medical Society and the Indiana State Medical Association.

From:
History of Carroll County, Indiana
Its People, Industries and Institutions
By: John C. Odell
B. F. Bowen & Company
Indianapolis 1916


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