Biography of Dr. Donald H. Dean
Rush County, IN Biographies





DONALD H. DEAN, M. D., who has by his ability and attention to the progress of his profession built up an enviable reputation for himself, was born near Columbus, in Bartholomew county, Indiana, the son of Jeremiah L. and Amanda (Heager) Dean, the former of Corydon, Ind., the latter of near Columbus. Soon after his marriage, J. L. Dean moved to a farm near Columbus and there his five children were born: Donald H., the subject of this biography; J. H., D. D. S., of Franklin, Ind.; G. D., an attorney at Indianapolis, and Frances and Ella. both living in Franklin When his children were yet young, J. L. Dean moved to Columbus, retiring from active farming, in order that his children might have the advantages of the public schools of that place. After completing the public school curriculum, Donald H. Dean entered Franklin College, from which he was graduated in 1885. Having decided upon a professional career, and after careful consideration of the merits of the various medical colleges, he was matriculated at the Chicago Homeopathic Medical College, from which institution he received his degree in 1889. For two years thereafter, Doctor Dean practiced at Columbus, Ind., in partnership with Dr. A. Rice, who had been a fellow student of his. At the expiration of this period, he came to the conclusion that there were greater opportunities awaiting him in a different field, and he accordingly located in Rushville. Here, though at first a stranger, his success was never in doubt, and he has gradually attracted to himself an extensive and profitable practice. His modern offices are situated in the Logan building at the corner of Main and Fourth streets, where he is able to meet the demands of his constantly growing clientele. On January 1, 1894, Doctor Dean was married to Mary A. Irvin, of Rush county, and they have become the parents of three children: Phyllis, who is teaching in the Fairvie high school; Janet, who is attending Butler College; and Donald. the youngest, who is a student in the Rushville schools. Doctor Dean is a member of various societies in which he enjoys a deserved popularity, and in his political affiliations aligns himself with the Republican party.

From:
Centennian History of Rush County, Indiana
Edited by: A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas
Historical Publishing Company
Indianapolis 1921


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