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Biography of Clinton D. Vermillion M. D.

Clinton D. Vermillion, M. D. The professional work of Doctor Vermillion had been performed with home and office at Tescott since 1901. He had spent the greater part of his life in Kansas. Doctor Vermillion was born in Clay County, Missouri, September 10, 1868. In the paternal line he is of French descent. The Vermillions were one of the French families that located the historic and romantic district of Arcadia in Canada, and after the English captured that country they went as exiles, locating in Virginia. Doctor Vermillion is a son of Clinton M. Vermillion, who was born in Bracken County, Kentucky, in 1842. When he was a boy his parents removed to Brown County, Ohio, where he grew up and married. In 1861, at the age of nineteen, he enlisted in the Fifty-ninth Ohio Infantry and was in active service three years and five months. He fought at Shiloh, Lookout Mountain and began the great Atlanta campaign with Sherman but at the battle of Peach Orchard was shot through the knee and on account of consequent disability was mustered out. He never fully recovered from his service and the old injury was diagnosed as the immediate cause of his death forty years later. After the war he returned to Brown County, Ohio, married and then moved to Clay County, Missouri. He was a farmer, and in 1877 brought his family to Saline County, Kansas, where he bought a homesteader’s right and did his part among the pioneers of that section of the state. He died on his old farm in Saline County in 1900. He was a republican,...

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