||John W. McNabb
John W. McNabb, M. D., Fremont, was born in Wyandot Co., Ohio, Jan. 20, 1846. His parents, James J. and Eliza Jane (McKim) McNabb, were also natives of that State, of Scotch and Irish ancestry. His father was a minister of the M.E. Church. They moved to Indiana when John was about six years of age. Mr. McNabb died in Miami Co, Ind., Oct. 2, 1852, and his widow Oct. 10, 1864.
At the age of five years John W. lost the use of his left leg by paralysis. At the age of 17 he entered the Methodist college at Fort Wayne, Ind., attending one year, then two years at Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind. He next taught school for a while, and then entered the office of Dr. C. Hector, at Rochester, Ind., commencing the study of medicine. He thus passed about three years, and then one year in the medical department of the University of Michigan. Next he practiced his profession a year at Sebastopol, Ind., and then, in the spring on 1870, came to Newaygo County, residing in Hesperia until 1875. In August of that year he came to Fremont, where he had a successful practice of his profession. In the fall of 1878 he was elected to Legislature, over Edward Edwards, by almost 300 majority. Politically he was a National. He was a member of the Order of Odd Fellows.
Dr. McNabb was married in this county, July 1, 1873, to Miss Fannie, daughter of Sullivan and Mary Armstrong, the former a prominent and well known citizen of Newaygo. The Doctor had one child, Kenneth, who died when four months old. Mrs. McNabb died July 27, 1880.
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