Early Days of Greenbush: Dr. William randall



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Dr. William Randall was born in the town of Aurora, in Dearborn county, Indiana, May 27, 1834. He was a son of George and Rhoda (Ewbanks) Randall. His father was born in Canterbury, Kent county, England, in 1796; and emigrated to the United States, in 1819, and located in Shawneetown, Illinois. From there he moved to Dearborn county, Indiana, where, in 1826, he was married to Miss Rhoda Ewbanks. She was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1806; and died in Indiana. in 1859. He was a minister in the Methodist Episcopal church for many years. He died in 1866.

To them were born the following-named children:

  • John E.
  • George F.
  • William
  • Mary
  • Thomas E.
  • Richard R.
  • Rebecca J.
  • and Elizabeth V
  • Dr. William Randall was married to Caroline Snapp, March 10, 1863. She was a daughter of Franklin G. and Adeline (Morse) Snapp. She died May 20, 1875.

    To this union the followingnamed children were born:

  • George S., born December 27, 1863; married Rose Marks.
  • Channing C., born August 5, 1865; died March 2, 1869.
  • Claud C., born January 8, 1870; died in infancy.
  • Clyde W., born October 6, 1872; married Lucy A. Dodge, September 21, 1895. She was born at Ringwood Illinois, February 2, 1877.
  • Dr. RandallŐs second marriage was to Mrs. Edwina C. Karns. Her maiden name was Edwina C. Bond. She was a daughter of Jesse W. and Sarah E. (Terry) Bond. This marriage occurred February 26, 1879. To them one child was born.
  • William B., born April 3, 1882.
  • Dr. William Randall graduated at the Jefferson Medical college, Philadelphia, at the head of his class, March 9, 1858. The same year he came to Greenbush, Warren county, Illinois, and commenced the practice of medicine. Here he built up a good practice and was very successful. He continued his practice up to the time of his death, which occurred October 23, 1888. In politics he was a democrat.
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