Biography of E. A. Armstrong
Howard County, IN Biographies





E. A. ARMSTRONG, M. D., one of the old and successful practitioners of Howard County, is a native of Clinton County, Ohio, where he was born December 25, 1827. He received the education such as the common schools of that period aflbrded until he was qualified to teach; this he followed at intervals, assisting upon the farm until he was about twenty three years of age. He then decided upon the medical profession as his life work, and went to Pittsburgh, where, under the tutelage of an uncle, Dr. Charles Armstrong, he remained about three years. In 1851, he came with his parents to Howard County, and the following year he entered the Rush Medical College of Chicago, attending lectures one term. He then commenced the practice of his profession at Russiaville, where he remained ten years, engaged in active and successful practice. In 1857, he attended the Ohio Medical College, located at Cincinnati, and graduated from that institution in 1858. In 1865, he removed to Kokomo, and soon after formed a partnership with Drs. Johnson & Cooper. In 1875, he formed his present professional partnership by admitting Dr. J. McLean Moulder, who had been a student with him for a number of years. Dr. Armstrong has been in continuous practice in Howard County for over thirty years, and has established a remunerative business. He is well read and keeps up with the advancement of the times, in all matters, as well as in his profession. In the field of surgery, Dr. Armstrong ranks high among the operative surgeons of Indiana. His long experience and especial study of this most important branch eminently qualify him, and the remarkable success attending his operations has given him the lead over all his professional brethren in this work. Dr. Armstrong is a member of the State and County Medical Societies, and of the Kokomo Academy of Medicine. Of the county society and academy, he has served as President. Dr. Armstrong is also a member of the hardware firm of Armstrong, Pickett & Co., one of the largest mercantile houses in the county, and is interested in considerable farming land in Howard and Tipton Counties. He was united in marriage, in 1861, to Miss Sarah J. Ratcliff, of Russiaville. She died in 1863. Dr. Armstrong is an influential member of the Christian Church, and has taken a leading interet and aided largely in the construction of the new church edifice. He is a progressive member of the Democratic party and one of the most respected citizens of Kokomo.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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