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    R. E. CABLE, M.D.

    R. E. CABLE, M.D., physician and surgeon, Covington. Dr. R. E. Cable is a son of Elder John Cable, who was a native of Bedford Co., Penn.; married Miss Nancy A. Ellis, a native of Virginia; came to Miami Co. in 1812, and located in Newberry Township, on Harrison's Creek, about two miles northwest of Covington; they had a family of eleven children, of whom only four are now living; three of these are residents of this county, and one resides in Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Cable, after passing through the privations, dangers and toils incident to the early settlers, lived to enjoy much of the fruits of their labor; his death occurred in 1864, hers in 1874. The subject of this sketch was born in Newberry Township Feb. 26, 1827; his youth was spent on a farm until about 18 years of age, when he commenced teaching school and studying medicine; graduated at Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1849, and began the practice of medicine at Pleasant Hill the same year, receiving his initiation in practice during the memorable cholera scourge; he continued to practice at Pleasant Hill until the fall of 1859, when he removed to Covington, and has remained ever since, enjoying a very satisfactory practice. Dr. Cable is one of the few medical men who take an active interest in the general public, is a public-spirited citizen, always contributing liberally to any and every enterprise which has for its object the better condition of his fellow-citizens or the general public, while his extensive practice ranks him among the leading physicians of the county; his office is conveniently located on Pearl street, adjoining his residence, which is a fine brick structure of modern design, elegantly furnished and pleasantly located on the corner of Wright and Pearl streets.

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