Biography of Dr. W. B. Payton
Howard County, IN Biographies





DR. W. B. PAYTON was born in Kokomo, Ind., November 16, 1856, and was the third of five children born to L. B. and Isabel (Bailey) Payton. Mrs. Payton died when our subject was but six years old, but he remained with his father on the farm. They removed to Carroll County, Ind., in 1857, thence to Cass County in 1870, and after four years they returned to Carroll County, where Dr. Payton remained the most of the time for three years; he had access to the common schools until he was sixteen, after which he attended the Normal School at Logansport one term, at Walton two terms, and Delphi one term. In 1876, he began teaching, and was considered a successful tutor in Cass and Carroll Counties. The summer of 1878, he began to read medicine at his leisure, and in 1879 entered Dr. Bradfield's office at Deer Creek, Carroll County, as a student, and in September of the same year entered the Medical College at Ann Arbor, graduating with honors in the spring of 1881. He then began practice at Wheeling, Carroll County, succeeding remarkably well for a young physician, and in April, 1882, he located at Greentown and entered a copartnership with G. B. & J. T. Scott, the oldest physicians in the town. Mr. Payton was married, April 26, 1882, to Rachel A. Reed, of Cass County, Ind. She is the daughter of Michael and Sarah Reed, both of German descent. Mr. Payton is a Republican in politics, is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and his wife of the Lutheran Church.

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


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