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Mini Biographies 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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