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    J. Robert Caywood, M. D. From 1902 to the present time, the health and sanitation of a large part of the city of Piqua has been under the care of Dr. J. Robert Caywood, who has reached an enviable position among the physicians of Miami county. He was born at Somerset, Perry county, Ohio, in 1869, a son of George and Elizabeth (Melick) Caywood. George Caywood came originally from Pennsylvania and became an educator in Perry county, Ohio. from which community he enlisted in a volunteer regiment in the Union army and fought through the period of the Civil war. Three brothers, who had removed to Missouri, enlisted from that state in the army of the North and also took part in that struggle. George and Elizabeth (Melick) Caywood were the parents of seven children: J. Robert; Homer; Thomas, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Iowa; Charles, superintendent of a branch of the Continental Motor Company of Muskegon, Mich.; Augusta; Dora, the wife of Rev. Charles Rohrer, minister of the Methodist church of Columbus, Ohio, and Ella, the wife of Charles Skinner, of Minneapolis, Minn. After attending the public schools of Perry county, J. Robert Caywood pursued a course at Ohio Wesleyan University, and then graduated from Starling Medical College, following which he did post-graduate work at Chicago and New York. He began the practice of his profession at Lockington Ohio, but in 1902 came to Piqua, where he has since been located, in the enjoyment of a professional business which in increasing size and importance has reflected his skill and the confidence in which he is held. For the greater part his practice is devoted to surgery, a field in which he has few superiors in Miami county. During the period of the great World war, he was commissioned a lieutenant in the United States Army Medical Corps, but the signing of the armistice came before he was called into service. He is a valued member of the various organizations of his profession and likewise has numerous social and civic connections. Fraternally, he is a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason. Doctor Caywood married Elizabeth, daughter of M. E. Barber, who died in 1913, leaving one child, Myron, who died when four years of age. The present Mrs. Caywood was formerly Miss Jane Downey, of Piqua.

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