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Albert Havens, M.D.

HAVENS, Albert, M. D., who is engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in New Philadelphia, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Mound Township, this county, June 18, 1875, a son of Henry and Catherine (Barber) Havens, natives respectively of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, whose biographical record appears in another place in this volume. The subject of this sketch grew up on a farm and attended the public schools of his neighborhood, receiving his higher education at the Western Normal at Bushnell, and the Northern Indiana Normal, at Valparaiso, Ind. In early manhood he pursued a course of study at Rush Medical College, Chicago, from which he was graduated with the degree of M. D. in June, 1901, and in September of that year came to New Philadelphia and began practice, having been located there ever since. He has already built up a large practice which extends for miles through the surrounding country. Dr. Havens is credited with possessing those qualities of head and heart which assure him a successful career in his chosen profession. He is fraternally associated with the I. O. O. F. and the M. W. of A., and professionally is a member of the State and County Medical Societies and the American Medical Association.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, pages 900-901, extracted 04 Jan 2019 by Norma Hass.

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