DR. C. D. MCDOUGALLengaged in the practice of dentistry in Petersburg, was born in Oneida county, New York, January 25, 1869. He is descended from Scotch ancestry and is a representative of one of the old families of the Empire state. His grandfather, John McDougall, resided there and Isaac and Hannah (Jones) McDougall, parents of Dr. McDougall, were natives of Oneida county. In the year 1873 they removed to Petersburg, where they have since resided, and for the past few years the father has lived retired from business cares.
In the family were nine children, of whom Dr. McDougall is the youngest. Three of the number are now deceased. The Doctor was only about four years of age at the time of the removal of the family from New York to Illinois and in the public schools of Petersburg he acquired his literary education, completing his course by graduation from the high school with the class of 1890. He afterward engaged in teaching school for two years, but regarding this merely as an initial step to other professional labors, he matriculated in the Chicago College of Dental Surgery, where he completed the regular course and was graduated in 1895. Returning to Petersburg he opened an office on the west side of the square, where he remained for four years and then removed to his present suite of rooms on the south side of the square. His office is well equipped with the latest improved appliances known to the science of dentistry and in his practice he manifests the two qualities which are absolutely essential to success -- mechanical ingenuity and thorough understanding of the principles of dentistry.
On the 29th of October, 1896, in Petersburg, Dr. McDougall was married to Miss Bertha Hutcherson, a daughter of William and Emma Hutcherson. Her father died a number of years ago, but her mother is still living. Mrs. McDougall was educated in the Petersburg high school, completing her course in the same class of which her husband was a member, and then both took up the work of teaching, which she followed until her marriage. She was a lady of natural refinement and culture, as well as intellectual force, which endeared her to a large circle of friends, and caused her loss to be deeply felt, when on the 16th of September, 1897, she was called from this life. She left one daughter, Bertha Galie, born September 11, 1897.
Dr. McDougall is a prominent Mason, having attained the Knight Templar degree of the York rite, the thirty-second degree of the Scottish rite, and is also a member of the Mystic Shrine. He is an active member of the High School Alumni Association of Petersburg and also of the Alumni Association of the Chicago Dental College, which meets each year in Chicago. His attention is largely devoted to his professional duties, and laudable ambition, thorough collegiate preparation and earnest devotion to his chosen calling have secured to him gratifying success and consecutive advancement.