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Vandalia in Fayette County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John Frederick Morey, M.D.

May 16, 1817 - April 13, 1867

 
 
John F. Morey, M.D. Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
1. John F. Morey, M.D. Monument
Inscription.  

Dr. Morey was born in Erie Co. Penna. but moved to Illinois when a young man. He was nearly 50 yrs. old at his death and had been engaged in the practice of medicine for nearly thirty years.

He graduated from the Physio-Medical College of Ohio in the class of 1857-58, and received an honorary diploma from the Physio-Medical Institute, Feb. 1867.

[Epitaph]
He was a man of most untiring energies, [illegible], uncompromising against wrong, whether in friend or foe; and carries to the highest in anything to which he placed his hand.
 
Erected by Family of Dr. Morey.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 38° 57.2′ N, 89° 5.865′ W. Marker is in Vandalia, Illinois, in Fayette County. Monument is in South Hill Cemetery, about 600 feet south of the intersection of 6th and South Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vandalia IL 62471, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Illinois Legislators Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick Remann (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Legion Post 95 War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ferdinand Ernst (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fayette County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); James W. Berry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elijah Conway Berry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln Attends Funerals (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vandalia.
 
Regarding John Frederick Morey, M.D..
Partial obituary for son, Llotharo L. Morey, M.D., shows the strong family ties to medicine:

Son of John F Morey. Veteran Vandalia physican, died at his home on S Fourth St, 14 Sept, 1935 following an illness that incapacited him for the past year. His decline was brought about by years of exposure and hard work. He was born "in a little frame house that sat flush with the sidewalk, if there was one, at the east end of Gallatin St. where the Shell filling station now stands."


His grandfather, Moses Morey, was a doctor and his grandmother was the daughter of Dr John Frederick Aubrey, who was born and educated in France. He was a soldier and surgeon in the Revolutionary War. The deceased was the son of Dr John F Morey, the first of a regular
John F. Morey, M.D. Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
2. John F. Morey, M.D. Monument
school of medicine in the county, with the exception of Dr Bishop, who was more of a "root and herb doctor."


He had an uncle and brother, who were doctors and his son, Dr J F Morey, is a physician and surgeon in Mansfield, Ohio. At age 4 he moved with his parents to a farm southeast of Vandalia. He graduated from high school here and entered Brown's Business College before entering his father's old college, the Physio-Medical College at Cincinnati, from which he graduated in 1881.


He started his practice in Fort Worth, Texas, but after two years, returned to his home in Vandalia. His office for the past 40 years was the old frame building on the northside of Gallatin St., which he persistently refused to remodel or sell.
 
John F. Morey, M.D. Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
3. John F. Morey, M.D. Monument
John F. Morey, M.D. Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
4. John F. Morey, M.D. Monument
At left. Intersection of 6th and South Streets at far distant right of photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 626 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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