Biography of Theodore M. Togus, M.D.
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Theodore M. Togus, M.D., a well-known and skilful physician of Hookset, Merrimack County, was born in the Province of Quebec, April 21, 1853, son of Edward Togus. His grandfather, Joel Togus, who followed the trade of a carpenter in Quebec throughout his life, died at the age of sixty-four years. The father, also a native of Quebec, born in 1832, was a successful agriculturist there for many years. He married Miss Josephine Maynard, who was likewise born in Quebec; and they became the parents of eight children. Of these there are now living: Theodore M., Edward, John, Isaac, Jennie, Julia, and Mary. Edward married, and has one child, Jessie; Jennie married Oliver Bird, and has four children; Julia is the wife of Lewis Busiere, and has four children; and May is the wife of Edmund Busiere, and has five children. The mother passed away in 1872, and the father in 1887. Both were pious and active members of the Baptist church of Blackinton, Mass.
Theodore M. Togus received the larger part of his education in New England. First attending the schools of Shelburne Falls, Vt., then pursuing his studies in Concord, N.H., he graduated from the medical department of the University of Vermont at Burlington in 1886. The Doctor began the practice of his profession in the manufacturing city of Lowell, Mass. From there he went to Concord, N.H., in 1887. Subsequently he purchased the practice of Dr. Randall in Hookset, where he has since been actively employed in his professional duties. His acknowledged ability has won for him a fair share of the patronage of the place.
Dr. Togus was married December 25, 1878, to Miss Fannie Simmons, daughter of John C. and Frances Lane Simmons, of Concord, N.H. Of their four children two died in infancy. The others are: Leopold T., born November 6, 1880, at Bluffton, Minn.; and Alice M., born in Concord, N.H., June 17, 1884. In politics Dr. Togus is a Republican. Taking much interest in the affairs of the town, he has served as Supervisor, and has been a member of the Hookset School Board for the past two years. He belongs to Jewell Lodge, No. 29, F. & A. M., of Suncook; and to Friendship Lodge, No. 19, I. O. O. F., of Hookset. Born and bred in a Christian home, he has never departed from the faith that sustained his parents through life; and both he and his wife are members of the Baptist church.