William Connolly McDonough, a prominent physician and surgeon in the city of Topeka, was born at Osceola, Iowa, Oct. 7, 1867. His parents were John and Agnes (Campbell) McDonough, both natives of Pennsylvania, where the former was born in Greene county, in 1820, and the latter in the city of Allegheny in 1822. Both parents are dead, the father's death having occurred in Osceola, Iowa, in 1898, and that of the mother at the same place in 1906. John McDonough was of Irish descent, in his early life, he was a founder and iron manufacturer, but found time to devote to public affairs in which he was interested. He was president of the Clarke County, Iowa, Fair Association for a number of years, and served as state senator from Osceola, Ia., four years.
Dr. William C. McDonough was reared at Osceola, Ia., and received his early education in the Osceola public schools. Later he spent two years at the Northern Indiana Normal School at Valparaiso, Ind., which course was supplemented by three years of study at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind. He then entered upon the study of medicine in Rush Medical College, Chicago, where he matriculated in 1898, and was graduated in 1902. In August of that year he came to Topeka, where for two years he was assistant surgeon in the Santa Fe Hospital. Since 1904, he has been actively engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in Topeka, with offices located at 603 Kansas avenue. He has been very successful in his profession, and he is today one of the foremost of the younger physicians in the city. For three years he was associated with Dr. L. Y. Grubbs in his practice. Dr. McDonough is a member of the Shawnee County Medical Society of which he is an ex-president. He is also a member of the Kansas State Medical Society and of the American Medical Association. He is a member of the medical staff of Stormont Hospital and is also one of the physicians who serves at St. Francis Hospital of Topeka. For three years Dr. McDonough was lecturer on anatomy in the Kansas Medical College. On March 2, 1908, Dr. McDonough was wedded to Miss Anna Marie Walsh, of Topeka, daughter of Patrick Walsh, a well known railroad man of Topeka, where for many years he has been the general baggage agent of the Santa Fe railroad. Dr. McDonough is a member of the Topeka Commercial Club and of the Elks Club. He affiliates fraternally with the Knights of Columbus.Page 686 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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