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Below is a family biography included in The History of Posey County, Indiana by John C. Leffel and published by Standard Publishing Company in 1913.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Douglas X. Ramsey, one of the oldest physicians in point of continuous service in Mt. Vernon, Ind., was born in Xenia, Ill., son of George D. and Mary A. (Price) Ramsey. His father was a practicing physician of Xenia, Ill., where he died at the age of seventy-seven. The mother died in Mt. Vernon, aged eighty-two. Dr. Ramsey attended the public schools of his native village and for two or three years had a private tutor. He took his medical degree at Washington University, St. Louis, in 1880, and shortly afterward located in Mt. Vernon, where he has since resided. He took post-graduate courses in St. Louis University in 1873 and in the Chicago Polyclinic in 1875. He was appointed a member of the State Board of Health by Governor Matthews and served from 1895 to 1897. He has been twice president of the Posey County Medical Society, and for four years he was medical examiner for the Ancient Order of United Workmen. Governor Durbin appointed Dr. Ramsey delegate to the National Tuberculosis Congress, held in New York in 1907. He served two terms on the board of pension examiners under Cleveland’s administrations. He was married, in December, 1909, to Miss Rosa Scheller, who was born in Interlachen, Switzerland, but spent most of her life prior to her marriage in Evansville, Ind. In politics Dr. Ramsey is a Democrat; fraternally a Master Mason.

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This family biography is one of 232 biographies included in The History of Posey County, Indiana by John C. Leffel and published in 1913 by Standard Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: Posey County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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