Andrew Hinsdale Fabrique, an eminent surgeon and prominent citizen of Wichita, was born in Hyndsburgh, Chittenden county, Vermont, Sept. 9, 1835, son of Henry Louis and Louisa (Hinsdale) Fabrique. On his father's side he is descended from old French Huguenot ancestors, who left France because of religious persecutions and located in Holland, and from there they removed to England. The first American ancestor of the family, also named Henry Louis as that is the name given to the eldest boy in each generation, crossed the Atlantic ocean in 1690 and settled in that part of New Hampshire which later became a part of Vermont. Dr. Fabrique's grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, holding the rank of quartermaster. The Hinsdale family is of English descent, having been founded at Dedham, Mass., by Robert Hinsdale in 1635. Many members of the family still reside in the Bay state. Joseph Hinsdale, great-grandfather of Dr. Fabrique, served as a captain in the Revolutionary army. In 1841 Henry Louis Fabrique, the doctor's father, an architect by profession, removed with his family from Vermont to Ohio, and later to New Albany, Ind. Andrew Fabrique received his early education in private schools and was then sent to Center College, Danville, Ky., where he graduated in 1857. From that time until the outbreak of the Civil war he taught school, clerked in a drug store and studied medicine. For a time he was enrolled in the medical department of Tulane University at New Orleans. When war was declared he enlisted in the Fifty-third Indiana infantry and served with distinction four years, with the rank of major. Dr. Fabrique took part in some of the severest engagements of the war, among them being Shiloh, the siege of Vicksburg, the actions between Chattanooga and Atlanta, Missionary Ridge, Dalton, Resaca, New Hope Church, Kenesaw Mountain, the siege of Atlanta and Jonesboro, and then with Sherman's army marched to the sea. He was with this army during the campaign through the Carolinas and fought at Bentonville, the last battle of the war. After peace was declared he entered the medical department of Northwestern University to complete his professional course, graduating with the class of 1866. Three years later he came to Kansas, locating at Wichita March 4, 1870, and there he has successfully practiced medicine and surgery for over forty years. For the past ten years he has practiced surgery alone and today is recognized as the father of the medical profession in Wichita and one of the most eminent men in his line in the Southwest.
Dr. Fabrique was married on Sept. 26, 1866, to Sarah Philler, of Memphis, Tenn., who died May 17, 1908. They had one child, a daughter. Mattie Lee, the wife of George T. Nolly of Wichita.
The Doctor is a member of the Sedgwick County Medical Society, the Kansas State Medical Society, the American Medical Association, Sons of the American Revolution, and Society of the Army of the Tennessee, and his daughter is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.Pages 653-654 from volume III, part 1 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.
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