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Jay County Indiana Biographies


O E. ABEL, physician and surgeon, at Briant, was born in Jay County, April 16, 1860, son of C-. W. and Esther (Reed) Abel, pioneers of’ this county.The parents had six children, of whom our
subject is the fifth. He was reared in Madison and Pike townships, and completed his education at Ridgeville College. In 1882 lie commenced the study of medicine under Dr. Philip Dickes, of Boundary. In 1883 and 1884 he attended lectures. at the Michi gan State University at Ann Arbor, and in 1885 at Indianapolis, receiving his diploma February 26, .1885, at the Medical College of Indiana. He at once located at Briant, where he has built up a good practice, and it is constantly increasing. His office is situated on the main street of the village. He was married, May 14, 1885, to Miss Ada Miller, of this county, and daughter of Daniel Miller, of Portland. They have one child—Claude Miller, The doctor is a member of Red Cross Lodge, No. 88, K. of P., of’ Portland.

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