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Malcolm Campbell Newman, M. D., whose work as a physician and surgeon had brought him high standing among the citizens of Toronto and over a large part of the county, moved to Toronto in 1913 from Virgil, where he had practiced for several years. Doctor Newman looks after a large general medical and surgical practice, having his offices on the main street of town, and since locating at Toronto had served as health officer. He is a member of the Woodson County and State Medical societies and the American Medical Association.
Doctor Newman was born in Gentry County, Missouri, August 20, 1881. The Newmans combine both Scotch and English stock and were early settlers in the State of Ohio. Doctor Newman’s mother’s people were pioneers in Indiana. Isaac B. Newman, his father, was born in Pike County, Ohio, in 1841. In 1865 his parents removed to Gentry County, Missouri, and he came with them and married there. For a number of years he was a merchant and hotel proprietor at Darlington, Missouri. In 1886 he came to Greeley County, Kansas, and was identified with stock raising there until he retired to California in 1911. He died at Huntington Park, California, in 1913. He made a creditable record as a soldier during the Civil war. He went out with the Seventy-sixth Ohio Infantry in 1862, and was in the army three years until 1865. He followed the regiment in all its campaigns, and two of the conspicuous battles in which he took part were Chickamauga and Lookout Mountain. It is not known that his soldier experience made him a republican, but through practically all his life he was loyally identified with that party and aided its success wherever possible. After coming to Greeley County, Kansas, he served two terms as register of deeds. Isaac B. Newman married Miriam Eliott, who was born in 1841 and is now living at Huntington Park, California. Their children were: Cordia, wife of E. E. Bennett, who lives in Los Angeles, California; Sadie, whose home is in Los Angeles, California, the widow of J. H. Record, who was a merchant and died at Pomona, Kansas, in 1908; Louise, wife of C. H. Adams, a tinner living at San Pedro, California; J. C. Newman, editor of the Carnegie Herald at Carnegie, Oklahoma; Margaret, wife of C. A. Wright, a carpenter living at Los Angeles; T. D. Newman, a worker in the oil fields of California; Dr. Malcolm C.; and Ruby, wife of A. N. Hewitt, a Methodist Episcopal minister living at Los Angeles.
Doctor Newman was five years of age when brought to Kansas, and he acquired his early education in the grammar and high schools of Tribune. He spent three years gaining a medical education in Marion-Sims-Beaumont College at St. Louis, and in 1907 was graduated Doctor of Medicine from Barnes Medical University. He did his first practice as an undergraduate at Shields, Kansas, in 1906, and during the summer of 1907 was located at Sharon Lake, Colorado. Following that came four months of interne experience in a hospital at Pueblo, Colorado, and in 1908 he removed to Virgil, Kansas, where he practiced five years preceding his removal to Toronto.
Doctor Newman owned his home in the central part of town. He is a member and official of the United Brethren Church and is a republican in politics. He belongs to Woodson Lodge, No. 121, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons at Toronto, to Virgil Camp of the Modern Woodmen of America, of which he is past venerable consul, and is a member of the Kansas Fraternal Citizens.
In 1909 at Virgil he married Miss Ina Ayres, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ayres. Her mother is deceased, and her father, who is a railroad carpenter, resided with Doctor and Mrs. Newman. Two children have been born to their marriage: Coyce Albert, born January 31, 1910; and Fenno Wardell, born December 14, 1912.