Page 582-583, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


Dr. J. R. McCluggage, now deceased, was a prominent physician and surgeon of Butler county during his lifetime, and was engaged in the practice of his profession in this county for over a third of a century. He died August 23, 1915. Dr. McCluggage was born in Holmes county, Ohio, June 13, 1844, a son of Thomas and Eliza (Kerr) McCluggage, natives of Pennsylvania. Dr. McCluggage was one of the following children born to his parents: James, Rose Hill; Mrs. W. A. Cutting, Rose Hill; Mrs. Robert Warrender, Douglass; Mrs. George Warrender, Augusta; Morgan, Mason City, Ill.; Mrs. Mary Beedy, Atkin, Minn.;


Mrs. M. R. Thompson, Minneapolis, Minn.; Francis, deceased, and Dr. J. R., the subject of this sketch.

Dr. J. R. McCluggage received a good education and later entered Rush Medical College, Chicago, Ill., where he was graduated in 1877, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. After receiving his degree, he engaged in the practice of his profession at Manito, Ill. He remained there until 1884, when he came to Butler county, Kansas, and located at Douglass, where he practiced with unvarying success until 1909, when he removed to Augusta. In the fall of 1914, he was elected probate judge of Butler county, and removed to El Dorado, assuming the duties of that office, January 10, 1915, and died August 23, following.

Dr. McCluggage was married at Topeka, Ill., April 25, 1877. Mrs. McCluggage's parents were Joseph and Nancy (De Witt) Todd, the former a native of Maryland, and the latter of Ohio. They were pioneers of Mason county, Illinois. Mrs. McCluggage was one of a family of nine children, the others being as follows: William, died in Illinois; Thomas, lives at Tonkawa, Okla.; George W., Minot, N. D.; John, died in infancy; Mrs. Mary Baltzell, died in Iowa; Mrs. Margaret Hartzell, died in Dixon, Ill.; Mrs. Sarah Ruhl, died in Clinton, Ill., and Mrs. Elizabeth LaMaters, died in Topeka, Ill.

Dr. and Mrs. McCluggage were the parents of the following children: Todd T., a druggist, Valley Center, Kans.; Joseph Freer, cashier of the Rose Hill State Bank; D. K., in the employ of Brown's Bank at Augusta, and Clarence A., a professor in a business college at Grand Island, Neb. Mrs. McCluggage resides at Augusta. Dr. McCluggage was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, of Augusta; Knights and Ladies of Security, of Augusta; Knights of Pythias, of El Dorado, and the Fraternal Citizens, of Augusta. Dr. McCluggage was a capable physician, a true friend, a kind husband and father, and a good citizen, and his passing was mourned not only by his own immediate family, but by his friends who numbered into the thousands in Butler county.

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