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Doctor Lewellen
Posted by: Pat O'Dell (ID *****2452) Date: October 11, 2008 at 13:59:40
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Doctor Lewellen born Apr 1826 probably Monogalia Co, Va son of Zadock Lewellen was an early settler of Wichita, Ks and there are many comments about him in the book, WICHITA CENTURY: A Pictorial History of Wichita, Ks 1870-1970.

Page 490 "Doctor Lewellen had about 16 children and at least 51 grandchildren, by both marriages. He suffered a stroke in his later years. He had lived a varied life in his 75 years, coming from pioneer stock that forever pushed onward to new frontiers, and opened the west for those still here today. Lewellen street in Wichita, down by the Arkansas River at 10th Street, is named in his honor.
Family members say that Doctor Lewellen's name was Doctor, and other sources say his name was Zadoc, and nicknamed "Doc." or Doctor. He was the son of Dr. Samuel Lewellen, who had seven other boys and none of them showed an interest in medicine. He then named his 8th son, Doctor, so he would have at least one more "Doctor" in the house. It would seem that the family source would be the correct name."...

Doctor Lewellen died Jul 11, 1901

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