28 June 2010

Roland Bradford Clark Newcomb

B.M. Newcomb wrote:

In 1843 Mr. Newcomb went to Madison, Oh.; graduated, 1848, from Starling Medical College, Columbus, Oh., and began to practice the same year in Palmyra, Mich. The year of his marriage he settled at Blissfield, Lenawee Co., Mich., where he had a large practice and where he continued to reside until his death. For several years Dr. Newcomb was a public school officer; winter of 1864-65 member of Michigan Legislature; elected to State Senate in Nov. 1876 by 911 majority; State Senator 1877; held other public offices.

From <i>Medical History of Michigan</i>:

Dr. Roland B. C. Newcomb, born in Williamston, Vermont, September 25, 1882, taught school in Madison, Ohio, in 1843; graduated at Starling, Columbus, in 1848, and located in medical practice at Palmyra, Michigan.  Dr. Newcomb emigrated to Ohio in 1843, and studied in the Western Reserve Teachers’ Seminary at Kirtland. He had no means, studied first with a doctor in Madison, then in 1847 with Dr. Howard of Columbus, for whom he did the chores and took care of the horses. He was graduated at Starling in 1848, located in Palmyra, and in 1851 moved to Blissfield.  He was sometime township school inspector, trustee of the school board, supervisor of Blissfield, member of the House of Representatives and of the State Senate of Michigan, was a temperance man, a prominent politician and a Republican after 1854.

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