Obit: Richmond, James (1858 - 1915)

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----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 02/18/1915

Richmond, James (15 JAN 1858 - 13 FEB 1915)

This community was shocked and grieved Saturday morning when the news spread that Dr. Richmond had dropped dead.

Heart failure was the cause of his death. Three weeks before he suffered an attack of this trouble. Consulting physicians then considered his condition serious, but he rallied from the attack and got onto his feet again after a week's confinement to his bed. He gained strength and his friends and family hoped for his ultimate recovering. During the past week he made some professional calls. The morning of his death he arose early; said he felt "bulky", ate his breakfast and assisted his man in hitching up his tam, preparatory to making a call in the country. He came into the house and went upstairs, where his family found his lifeless body on the floor a few moments later. All efforts to restore heart action failed. "He died in the hames", a fitting though premature end of an active professional call.

Dr. James Richmond was born on a farm in St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. and was the youngest of a family of eleven children. When fifteen years old he went to Michigan, staying with his brother, Dr. P. E. Richmond and attended school. He taught his first school there. In 1875 he came to Galesville, Trempleau Co., Wis. His brother Stephen was then principal of the high school at that place. He entered the high school, afterward graduating from it. He also attended the Galesville University. After completing his preparatory studies he taught school in Trempealeau County, and then went to Chicago to take a course in medicine. He completed the medicine course there, graduating from the college of Physicians and Surgeons.

In August 1884 he was married to Maggie Carpenter of Whitehall, Wis. He began the practice of medicine at Black River Falls in 1887. Twenty years ago this winter he came to Loyal, Clark County, Wis., at which place he has been actively engaged ever since in the practice of his profession. His practice was extensive and successful. He was intimately known to a large number of people in this vicinity, who keenly feel the loss of their friend and doctor. Besides attending to his large practice he devoted some of his time to banking and other lines of business. At the time of his death he was Vice-President and a director of the Loyal State Bank, which position he had held for some years. Not only was he trusted and his judgment relied upon by those connected with his bank, but he was highly esteemed by the bankers of the county.

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