C.S. Elder


Dr. Elder was born in Waterloo, New York, May 7, 1835, and came to Illinois at an early age. When the Civil War broke out, he enlisted on September 1, 1861, joining the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry as a musician.

 He received an honorable discharge in October 1862 when he entered Rush Medical College in Chicago. He graduated from that institution in March, 1863, and soon after located in Bloomington, but later went to Chenoa where he practiced until 1875. 

Then he returned to Bloomington until 1879, when he took up his residence in Lexington, practicing in this city until 1884, after which he went back to Chenoa, where he passed the remaining years of his life.

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