Dr. Orville Gaddy
From 1897 Jennings County Business Directory
Orville Gaddy, M.D.
Dr. Orville Gaddy, of Paris Crossing, one of the most widely known physicians and surgeons of Jennings county, was born in Montgomery
township, November 14, 1847. His father was Benjamin S. Gaddy, a prosperous farmer of this county. His mother was Sallie (Cobb) Gaddy. Both parents were
natives of Kentucky. Dr. Gaddy's earliest education was similar to that of most country-bred boys, the best obtainable at the district schools. This was
suplemented by a two years' course at Franklin College, Franklin, Ind. He began reading medicine with Dr. N.D. Gaddy, of this county, at the age of twenty,
and a year later entered the Ohio Medical College at Cincinnati, from which he graduated March 1, 1872. He then commenced the practice of medicine in his
native place, but, desiring to add to his knowledge in certain branches of the profession, he went to New York CIty, in 1879, and took a post-graduate course
in Bellevue Hospital Medical College. Returning to Paris Crossing, March 1, 1880, he again entered into practice, and has resided there ever since. During
his many years practice Dr. Gaddy has ministered to hundreds of families all over this section of the country, and has gained the name and reputation of a
skillful and honorable physician. He is a gentleman of attractive personality, warm hearted, charitable, and one whose sympathies are easily enlisted. Those
who are numbered among his patients have the utmost confidence in his skill, which has been many times demonstrated. He is medical examiner of the New York
Life Insurance Company and a member of the Board of Pension Examiners at North Vernon, Ind. He is also a member of the State, County and Mitchell district
medical societies. He is affiliated with Paris Lodge 221, F. and A.M., and is a member of the Odd Fellows order.
Dr. Gaddy has been twice married. His first wife, whom he wedded February 13, 1873, was a Miss Emma Calhoun, a native of Jefferson
county, Indiana. She died October 5, 1878. The present Mrs. Gaddy was a Miss Agnes Jolly, daughter of Jacob and Ursula Jolly, of Spencer township. This
marriage took place May 4, 1880. The doctor and his wife live most happily in a costly and elegant home at Paris Crossing, a photographic reproduction of which
is printed in connection with this sketch.
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