OSCAR F. MINGLE, D. V. S. A resident of Pendleton for the past four years, and the only doctor of veterinary surgery in that locality, Dr. Mingle is a progressive young citizen and has made a very excellent success in his profession and in general affairs of citizenship in this locality.
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Oscar F. Mingle was born in Hancock County, Indiana, May, 28, 1878, a son of Madison and Martha D. (Jackson) Mingle. The father now makes his home in Pendleton and the mother passed away in the fall of 1906. They were the parents of five children, four of whom are living in 1913.
Dr. 0. F. Mingle, the youngest of the family, received his primary education in the district schools. His early schooling was accomplished during the winter months, and in the summer time he assisted in the work of the home farm. After leaving the common schools, he had a varied experience as a farmer, and during that time evinced a great fondness for horses and live stock in general. This fondness extended through a natural study and close observation of the habits and nature of the domestic animals, and it was from this predisposition that he finally entered the Indianapolis Veterinary College in the fall of 1906. He was graduated D. V. S. in 1909, and then located at Pendleton to begin his active practice. has no competition in this district, and has a large practice throughout the country-side. The doctor is a member of the alumni association of his college and is also a member of the Indiana Medical Association.
Dr. Mingle married in 1900 Miss Dora F. Kirkman, of Fall Creek Township. Mrs. Mingle is a graduate of the common schools and has spent practically all her life in this section of Madison County. They are the parents of one son, Carroll K., who was born November 8, 1902. Carroll is a student in the Pendleton schools and has a record as a school boy probably not excelled anywhere in the County, since throughout his school period he has never been absent at a regular school session nor tardy and is now in the fourth grade of the public schools.
Fraternally Dr. Mingle is affiliated with Madison Lodge A. F. & A. M. and with the Knights of Pythias Lodge. His wife is a member of the Methodist church in Pendleton. Politically Dr. Mingle is a Democrat, though he has never taken much part in political affairs. He is the owner of forty acres of land in Hancock County, Indiana, and with the prosperity which at this early date he has already won through his energy and progressive ability, the future looks large with commerce for him and family.