of Scots and Scots Descendants (A) Averill,
David W., M.D.
(1840-1892) He was a native of
Canada, born of Scotch parentage. He was a self-educated doctor and
dentist. Having prepared himself for College he entered Jefferson Medical
College of Philadelphia with an M.D. and D.D.S. degree. He was a classmate
of the celebrated American Dentist, Dr. Evans, who became a leading
practitioner in Paris, France where his success was such that he left an
enormous fortune at his death. Practicing in Mineral Point, WI and
Ottumwa, Iowa, he was a leader in both fields of medicine and dentistry.
Maried in Ottumwa, Iowa, Mrs. Thomas Doney, whose maiden name was Addie
Morse. But seeking wider scope for his labors, he moved to Chicago and
engaged in the successful manufacture of a medicine - anti morbific. He is
buried in Oakwoods.
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