Biography of Dr. L. A. Bagwell
Howard County, IN Biographies





DR. L. A. BAGWELL, a native of Howard County, born August 26, 1856, is the son of John W. and Mary (Ware) Bagwell, both natives of this State. His father was a lawyer and teacher, and died in the prime of life. Dr. Bagwell was left an orphan when hut a small boy, and lived with his grandfather Bagwell until he was thirteen, when he began to work out on farms in the summer, saving his earnings that he might attend school in the winter. He studied medicine two years with the Scott Bros., and after this bought such books as he could afford. He read and studied alone until the fall of 1881, when he entered the Fort Wayne Medical College and, graduated with honors the following spring. He then located at Greentown, and began the practice of medicine in the vicinity where he has lived for thirteen years. He has been quite successful, working up a good practice in the best families of his township. Mr. Bagwell was married, January 26, 1877, to Miss Mary Ooty Thrasher, of Howard County; four children blessed this union; Zalla, Myrtle, Mary Pearl and Willie. Mr. Bagwell is a member of the Christian Church, and an active worker in the Republican party. He is one of the School Trustees of the township, and has been Councilman two terms. He is a truly self made man, has educated himself, and by industry has obtained a good home.

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


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