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DR. S. RANDALL COWGER was born in Monon Township, this county, March 6, 1847, and is a son of Silas and Elisabeth S. (Bott) Cowger, who were among the earliest pioneers of White, settling first in Big Creek Township, and then removing to Monon Township, where the father died in March, 1862, and the mother in October, 1877. Dr. Cowger was reared on a farm, and at the age of fifteen took charge of the homestead on the death of his father. He had attended the public schools in the country, but when seventeen years old came to Monticello and at. tended the schools here, for three years, teaching in the country meanwhile, and reading medicine the last year. In the spring of 1867, he entered the office of Dr. Morris, read under him two years, then recommenced teaching, but still pursued his medical studies. The spring of 1871 he entered the office of Dr. Robinson, remained till October, and then went to Cincinnati and attended lectures at the Eclectic Medical College. In 1872, he returned to Monticello, accepted a partnership with Dr. Robinson, and practiced with him about two years. He then conducted an individual practice until 1878, when he again entered the Eclectic Medical Institute, for the express purpose of receiving instructions in diseases of the eye, ear and throat, and graduated in February, 18'i 9. Then, for a year and a half, he practiced in conjunction with Dr. Robinson, and since then has been alone. He now occupies a prominent position among the practitioners of White County. In politics, he is independent in his views, and votes for the man of his choice, rather than through party influence. He was married, November 30, 1880, to Miss Maria Ruland, and is now the father of one son Clarence R. Although he began his professional career at the foot of the ladder, he has now reached the topmost round, and is the possessor of one of the finest libraries of medical works in White County.

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