Cecil C. Tolle, M. D., a leading physician of Nemaha county, was born in Manchester, Ohio, May 25, 1885, a son of M. E. Emanuel and Elizabeth (Ashenhurst) Tolle, natives of Ohio. The mother died in 1903, and the father now resides at Decatur, Ill. Dr. Tolle worked hard to acquire his education, and deserves great credit for the progress which he has made by his own unaided efforts. After completing high school, in his native town, he went to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was employed in a drug store, receiving at first but two dollars per week. He worked there about a year, and was also employed in a grocery store in Cincinnati for a time, when he returned to Manchester, but in a short time returned to Cincinnati where he again worked in a grocery store about two years. He then went to Bouds Ferry, Ohio, and engaged in the grocery business for himself, and also served as post master of the town. After about one year he sold his business, and went to Cincinnati again, where he remained until 1903, when he went to Kansas City, Mo. When he reached that city, his entire capital consisted of $9.00, but he had determined to study medicine regardless of financial prospects. He entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons, secured a newspaper route, and carried papers to pay his way through college. He also waited on table, and at odd times assisted a photographer, whose studio was near the college. During vacations, he clerked in a drug store, and from these various sources of income, was able to defray his expenses while going through college. After attending the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Kansas City, two years, he entered the Medical Department of the University of Kansas, in 1905, and was graduated in the class of 1907 with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He then located at Neal, Kans., where he practiced his profession three years, and met with good success. He then returned to Kansas City, and took a post-graduate course, and next located at Powhattan, Kans., and after six months, not being altogether satisfied with his location, he came to Goff, in July, 1911, where he has since built up an extensive practice in Goff and surrounding country. Dr. Tolle is a close student of the progress and principles of the science of medicine, and is regarded as one of the able younger members of the medical fraternity. He was married July 25, 1905, to Miss Tillie Carver, a native of Altoona, Kans., and a graduate of the Kansas City High School. She is a daughter of Frank and Emma (Carroll) Carver. The father is superintendent of the Hydraulic Pressed Brick Company of Kansas City. To Dr. and Mrs. Tolle have been born, two children, Frank E. and Gaynelle. Dr. Tolle is a member of the County, State, Northwestern and American Medical Association, and is a member of the Committee of Censors of the Nemaha county association. He is a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the Methodist Episcopal Church, while Mrs. Tolle is a member of the Baptist Church and belongs to the Eastern Star.Pages 127-128 from a supplemental volume 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 October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.
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