Biography of J. Guy Honnell
Allen County, OH Biographies

J. GUY HONNELL, physician and farmer, P. O, Beaver Dam. Ohio, was born in Greene County, Penn., January 9, 1831, son of William and Eleanor (Pratt) Honnell, of French and German descent, former a farmer by occupation, being a native of Virginia; they were parents of twelve children, eleven of whom grew to manhood and womanhood. Our subject, the sixth in the family, was reared on the farm, attending the common school of the home district and at Sidney, Ohio, until he was sixteen years old. He then commenced teaching in the winter and attending school in the summer, and while at college he paid his own tuition and board and bought his own clothing. He was in school most of the time until he was twenty one years of age. He then entered the office of Dr. Robert Johnson & Son, where he studied medicine for two years, then commenced to practice in Montra, Shelby Co., Ohio, following his profession there till 1855, when he came to Allen County, Ohio, and here he has practiced ever since. The doctor is well known, and at one time had an extensive practice, having had as many as 100 calls in one day, many of whom he was compelled to turn away. He has never been a rigid collector, was always liberal to the poor, and though he has been very successful, is not wealthy. He is owner of 200 acres of valuable land. Dr. Honnell was married in 1855, to Amelia C., daughter of Rev. Ezra W. and M. S. (Stiles) Clark, former a Baptist minister, of English and German descent. Their children are Stella, wife of Henry S. Shull; Carrie V., wife of H. C. Hobart, of Cleveland, Ohio; Annie, wife of J. Marshall; Jessie, at home; Eugene Guy, eight years old, the only son, also at home with his parents. The doctor is a Presbyterian of the Calvinistic type. His wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics he is a prohibitionist of the ultra stamp, always claiming that alcohol, in all of its forms, is more sedative than stimulant, and the use of it is not necessary in the treatment of disease.

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