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Peckinpaugh, George R.

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Peckinpaugh, George R.
March 10, 2007 02:23PM
History of Posey County Indiana, The Goodspeed Publishing Co., Chicago,
1886. Reprinted by Unigraphic, Inc., Evansville, IN 1967
[Hardin Co]

GEORGE R. PECKINPAUGH, M.D., of Mount Vernon, Ind., was born in Crawford
County, this State, June 5, 1854, and is the next youngest of twelve
children born to Nicholas and Eleanor (Sheckell) Peckinpaugh, who were
born in Hardin County, Ky. The father was a pioneer citizen of Crawford
County, immigrating there with his parents in 1818. Here he was raised
and married and brought up his large family. He followed farming,
merchandising and steamboating with considerable success; he was a member
of the State Legislature from that district, and was well and favorably
known throughout the region as one of the few Whigs who was a successful
aspirant to office; he died in 1859. George R. remained on the farm
until he was seventeen years old, when he attended the Hartsvlle
Indiana University and later, the State University at Bloomington, Ind.,
and completed his sophomore year; he then took a two years' course in
chemistry and some other branches pertaining to the medical profession,
and in the fall of 1878 he entered the Cincinnati Medical College and
graduated from that institution in the spring of 1881. He came here
in September of the same year, and has been practicing his profession,
in which he has been reasonably successful; he has capital invested in
the drug business; he is a Republican in politics, and a Mason and
member of the State and county medical societies.

Peckinpaugh Sheckell
Crawford-IN Posey-IN

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