Biography of Dr. John I. Appleby
North Central Ohio Biographies

John I. Appleby, M. D. One of the most prominent physicians and surgeons of Huron County is Doctor Appleby, of Bellevue. He was born four miles south of Springfield, Mo., Aug. 13, 1893, the son of Robert L. and Sadie L. (Hall) Appleby.

Robert L. Appleby, deceased, was a native of Springfield, Mo., as was his wife. He died in 1920, and she resides on the old Appleby homestead in Missouri. Mr. Appleby was a farmer, the youngest of a large family. Two of his brothers served as probate judges in Missouri, and he was a grand nephew of John Bell, who was a running mate of Stephen A. Douglass for vice president during the Civil War. Mr. Appleby was a Republican, and held membership in the Presbyterian Church. The following children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Appleby: Mary, married D. R. Kennedy, lives at Springfield, Mo.; Maxine, who died in infancy; John I., the subject of this sketch; Christine Ann, a graduate of Ohio State University, now secretary of the Y. W. C. A. in Columbus; Mattie Martha, who met with an accidental death at the age of 20 years, when the school in which she was teaching at Willard, Mo., was destroyed by fire; Lucille, married H. E. Smith, lives at Springfield, Mo.; and Eunice, unmarried, lives with her mother.

The boyhood of John I. Appleby was spent on the old homestead in Missouri, and he attended the rural schools. In 1911 he was graduated from Springfield High School, and then entered Park College, at Parkville, Mo., from which he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1915. Two years were spent in graduate work at the University of Missouri, after which Doctor Appleby took up the study of medicine. He had received the degree of Master of Arts in 1918. He spent two years as an instructor in anatomy in the Medical School, of the University of Missouri, and received the degree of Doctor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 1920. He served in the U. S. Army for six months at Fort Snelling, Minn. Doctor Appleby served his interneship at the City Hospital of St. Paul, Minn., and during 1921 was stationed at St. Vincent's Hospital, Toledo, Ohio. Later in that year he came to Bellevue, where he has established an excellent practice. Doctor Appleby is identified with the Sandusky County Medical Society, Ohio State Medical Society, American Medical Association, and American Association of Anatomists, Biologists and Physiologists.

On Oct. 26, 1929, Doctor Appleby was united in marriage with Miss Raugna Klippen, of Duluth, Minn., the daughter of L. J. and Christine (Hodue) Klippen, who are natives of Norway. They live at Duluth.

Politically, Doctor Appleby is a Republican. He holds membership in the Methodist Church, and is affiliated with Bellevue Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 273; Bellevue Chapter, No. 13; Bellevue Council, No. 82; Norwalk Commandery, No. 18; Zenobia Temple; Valley of Toledo, Scottish Rite; B. P. O. Elks; Fraternal Order of Eagles; and American Legion. He also belongs to the Kiwanis Club, and Sigma Xi fraternity (honorary, scientific).

John I. Appleby and Isaac Hall, grandfathers of Dr. Appleby, were Civil War veterans and members of the Grand Army of the Republic. Both were pioneer settlers of southwestern Missouri.

Mrs. Appleby is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and for several years served as assistant registrar at the University. She belongs to Delta Delta Delta sorority.

Notes for the above biography were taken from a sketch of Doctor Appleby which appeared in the 1925 issue of "Who's Who" in American Medicine.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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