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Enoch Wood KEEGAN


Source: H.W. Beckwith History, Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881) p 298

E. W. Keegan, physician and surgeon, Crawfordsville, was born in Evansville, this state, and is the son of Patrick and Eliza Keegan. They were both born near Belfast, Ireland, and came to this country when about thirteen years old; were members of the Methodist church, and died a few years ago. The doctor went to school in Evansville two years, was in the Marine hospital two years, attended Rush Medical Col1ege two years, then practiced in Gibson County two years, and then located in Crawfordsville in 1862. He held the position of United States examining pension surgeon six years, and has been a successful physician. He was married in 1861, to Amanda Stone. She is a member of the Methodist church. They have one boy and two girls -- kbz


Source: Crawfordsville Journal, Aug. 29, 1914

DR. ENOCH WOOD KEEGAN, pioneer physician of Crawfordsville, and a man known to nearly every person in Montgomery county, died at his home here this morning at eight after a few days' suffering following an attack of cerebral hemorrhage. Dr. Keegan was past seventy-eight years old and was unable to withstand the shock of the attack. Dr. Keegan was born in Evansville, Indiana, June 23, 1836. He was the sone of Patrick and Mrs. Eliza Johnson Keegan, who were pioneer residents of southern Indiana. The doctor went to school in Evansville two years. He later entered the Rush Medical College, Chicago, where he graduated in 1861. For a time he was the surgeon in charge of the Marine hospital at Evansville. In 1862 he came to Crawfordsville, where he at once engaged in the practice of medicine. Since that time, more than a half century ago, he has been one of the city's leading physicians. His practice of medicine here continued until a few days before his death. During the Civil war, Dr. Keegan was sent as a supply surgeon at the siege of Vicksburg and he rendered active services for the country at that time. Dr. Keegan was a lifelong Republican. During fifty-two years he engaged in his practice here he was prominently affiliated with the party. He served as county coroner, was a member of the United States Pension Examining board, and served one term in the city council as councilman at-large. In 1861, just before coming to this city, he was united in marriage to Amanda Stone. His wife preceded him to the grave, dying in 1905. Three children were born to the deceased, Dr. M. B. Keegan of South Bend, Miss Louise Keegan of this city and Mrs. L. W. Otto, who preceded her father in death in 1912. Four grandchildren survive the deceased. Funeral services will be held from the late home at three Monday afternoon with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. -- kbz




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