"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Reinhart, M. D., Dabney Belvin mayor of the city of Merrill, Lincoln County, who has been engaged in the general practice of medicine and surgery here for the last 34 years, and is numbered among the most popular physicians in the county, was born at Yanceyville, N.C., Oct. 19, 1861, son of H. W. and Minnie (BELVIN) REINHART. The home state of his parents was Virginia, and it was while his mother was visiting his father, who was a soldier in the Confederate army, and stationed at Yanceyville, that Dabney B. came into the world. Both parents lived to a good old age, the father dying in 1917 and the mother in 1919. Dabney B. REINHART acquired his elementary education in the common schools and later attended Trinity College, from which he was graduated in 1879 with the A. B. degree, and in 1881 he received the degree of M. A. from Lake Forest College. Thus equipped with a good general education, he studied medicine at the University of Virginia, and later at Bellevue College, New York, from which he was graduated Doctor of Medicine in 1885. His first year of practice as a regular physician was spent in North Carolina, after which he returned to New York City and for one year was assistant physician in the New York Insane Asylum. He then came west to Milwaukee and was assistant physician for one year in the insane asylum there. In 1889 Dr. REINHART came to Merrill, where he has since been actively engaged in general practice and is recognized as one of the most able members of his profession in this locality. He served 12 years as county physician, 12 years as city health officer, and two years as county coroner, and is a member of the county, state and national medical associations. He was first elected mayor of Merrill in 1918, and having given the city a satisfactory administration, was re-elected in 1920 and again in 1922. Dr. REINHART was married in Chicago, Jan. 1, 1917, to Ann TOOMEY. Dr. REINHART is the father of three children: Ruth, now in Greensboro, N. C., and Marium and John B., who are at home.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 694-695; History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co

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