DR. GREEN B. DORRELL, Republic, Mo., is one of the prominent younger physicians of Greene County. He springs from an old American family of French ancestry. Stephen Dorrell, grandfather of our subject, was a farmer and citizen of Pike County, Ill., and came to Greene County, Mo., in 1830, bringing his family and settled near Ash Grove and remained there the balance of his days. He went to California in 1849 with his son, Green B., crossing the plains, and Mr. Dorrell was murdered by robbers. He was a prominent farmer, well-to-do and an honorable citizen and a typical pioneer American citizen. Green B., his son and father of our subject, was born in Greene County, Mo., on his father's farm and has always been a farmer. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Burrow Buckner, an old pioneer minister in the Baptist Church in Missouri. Mr. Dorrell is yet living on his farm and is a prosperous and prominent citizen of Lawrence County. Politically he is a Democrat. Dr. Green B., son of above and our subject, was born March 5, 1862, in Lawrence County, Mo., received the common education and attended Drury College, and began the study of medicine under Dr. Ross, of Springfield, and Dr. Dolzell, of Henderson., Mo., and then attended the Missouri Medical College at St. Louis, Bellevue Hospital Medical College, of New York City where he graduated in 1889 and received his diploma March 11, 1889, and began his practice in 1889 at Republic, Mo., and built up a successful practice, and in 1893 attended the Polyclinic Institute, New York City, an advanced school for physicians. Dr. Dorrell married April 7, 1892, Addie L., daughter of Hugh M. Simcox (see sketch) of this county. Dr. Dorrell is one of the most successful. physicians of Greene County and has attained his success by ability and intelligence in his profession. He is a member of the Springfield Medical Society and Southwest Missouri Medical Society. Socially, Dr. Dorrell is an Odd Fellow, Relief Lodge No. 341, Republic, Mo., and holds the office of vice grand. He is also a member of the Republic Lodge of Masons, No. 471. Politically he is a Democrat. Dr. Dorrell stands deservedly high as a man of character and is a skillful and reliable physician.
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