Mershon was born at Mt. Morris, Ill., and came to Mt. Carroll with his parents
when eleven years old. He obtained his preliminary education in the Mt. Carroll
school and the Mt. Morris College. His medical education was obtained at the
Barnes University of St. Louis, Mo., from which institution he took his M. D.
degree in 1901. After practicing one year at Leaf River, Ill., he located in
this city where he has remained ever since. He has taken Post Graduate courses
at the Chicago Policlinic in 1907 and 1915 and at the Cook County Hospital in
He belongs to the American Medical Association,
Illinois State Medical Society the Interstate Post Graduate Assembly, and the
Carroll County Medical Society of which he is now President and has served twice
in that capacity on two previous occasions.
He was married in 1900 to Miss Grace C. Dresbach, a
native girl, and has four children: Dr. Donald Glen Mershon, who has obtained a
medical degree from the University of Illinois, and is now practicing in Chicago
as resident physician in one of the large hospitals of that city; Dorothy
Mershon, who is a graduate of the Frances Shimer School and the University of
Illinoss and is now teaching in the Township High School at Fairdale, Ill.;
Mildred and Jeanette both in school.
County Biography & Business - Souvenir Edition 1930
Vol. XI, Mt. Carroll, Illinois, July 10, 1930 - NO 185
Cal M. Feezer, Publisher
Biography & Business Index "M-R"