Biography of Don E. Hewitt, M.D. (1857- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 551.
Don E. HEWITT, M.D., and druggist at Winfield, Mo., was born in Audrian County in 1857, and is a son of Elkana and Mary J. (HAWES) HEWITT, who were born in Oneida County, N.Y., and West Plains, Tenn., in 1812 and 1817, respectively. The father received a good common school education, and at the age of nineteen went to Monroe County, where he taught school for several years, and was married in that county in 1840. At the end of ten years, he went to California, where he followed mining for about six years, and also sold goods. After his return to Missouri he located in Audrain County, where he purchased a farm and began tilling the soil. He was the father of six children, five of whom are living, and Dr. Don E. HEWITT is the youngest of the family. The latter attended the common schools until nearly grown, and then spent three years in the State University at Columbia, Mo. In 1881 he graduated from the Missouri Medical College of St. Louis, and then came to Winfield, which was then just laid out, and here has since resided. He was in partnership with Dr. J. A. MUDD until 1882, first in partnership with his father, and now with his brother, the firm name being F. L. HEWITT & Bro. He was married on the 2nd of April, 1884, to Lucy C., a daughter of Harvey and Hannah M. BASSETT, natives, respectively of Connecticut and New York. They were married in Ohio, and the father yet resides in Cuyahoga County. The mother is dead. Mrs. HEWITT was educated in Youngstown and Oberlin, Ohio, and was married in her native State. She is a member of the Methodist Church, and the Doctor is a Democrat, and belongs to the I. O. O. F.
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