DR. E. W. WHITLOCK, dental surgeon No. 136 Commercial avenue, Cairo, was born on the 22d day of June, 1855, in Jefferson County, Ill. His father, George Whitlock, was born in 1818, in Virginia, where he grew to maturity and from where he came to Illinois. He was married, in Illinois, to Miss Angeline Caldwell. She is a daughter of Wallace Caldwell, a lineal descendant of Dr. Charles Caldwell, formerly of Louisville, Ky., and the acknowledged father of phrenology in this country. Angeline was born in Illinois in 1828, and is now a resident of the city of Cairo, Ill. To these parents were born five children, of whom the Doctor is the youngest, the three older children being deceased. The names are Abigail, Isabelle, Charles R., George T. and Edward W. Whitlock. George T. is married to Miss Ada F. Hambleton, of Mound City, IlL, and at present a resident of Marshall, Ill. Edward W. Whitlock was reared and educated in Jonesboro and Cairo, coming to the latter place with his parents in 1866. In 1876, he became a student of the Philadelphia Dental College, from which he graduated in 1877, when he immediately opened rooms in Cairo for the practice of dental surgery. His professional skill, together with the principles of thorough gentleman have secured for him a large and lucrative practice. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and a member of the Episcopal Church, as is also his mother. George Whitlock, father of E. W., died in Cairo, Ill., in April, 1881, having been engaged in mercantile business since 1866.
Extracted 31 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 51.
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