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 DR. WILLIAM D. VINT – During the fifteen years in which Dr. W.D. Vint, of Howard township, has practiced his profession in Bates county, he has won a name and place for himself as a kind, able, and learned medical practitioner who has achieved prominence among the leading professional men of the county. William D. Vint was born in Pendleton county, West Virginia, August 15, 1856, a son of John and Mary (McQuain) Vint, natives of West Virginia. John Vint was a son of William Vint, a native of Ireland who immigrated to America and settled in Virginia. Mary (McQuain) Vint was a daughter of Duncan McQuain, a native of Scotland. John Vint was a farmer by vocation and migrated to Illinois in the spring of 1876 and made settlement in Coles county. He resided there until his death in the fall of the same year. Nine children were left fatherless, namely: George Augustus, deceased; John Marshall, deceased; William D., subject of this review; Mrs. Sonora Inez Hopper, Rose Hill, Illinois; Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Stiver, Tuscola, Illinois; Mrs. Catherine Wayne, living in Michigan; Mrs. Jemima Jane (Waters) Shmore, Illinois; Mrs. Della May Andrews, who died in Arkansas; Mrs. Verna Viola Kibler, Charleston, Illinois.
William D. Vint remained at home on his mother’s farm until he attained the age of sixteen years. He received a good education, and being of an ambitious turn of mind, educated himself for the teaching profession which he followed very successfully for a number of years, or until 1884, when he began the practice of medicine. Doctor Vint taught in the public schools of Virginia, West Virginia and Illinois. His last position was at Hindsboro, Illinois, where for three years he was principal of the Hindsboro high school. During his residence there he took a very prominent part in the civic and governmental affairs of the city, serving as a member of the town board and as mayor of Hindsboro for two years. In the meantime he began the study of medicine and completed his medical studies at the Hahnemann Medical College of Chicago, graduating from that institution in 1884. He practiced in Hindsboro for fourteen years or until 1898. He then moved to Virginia, where he purchased a farm and practiced medicine until 1900. Doctor Vint’s Virginia farm adjoined the old home place of President Madison in Virginia. In 1900 he sold his farm in Virginia and came to Bates county, Missouri, where he purchased a farm of three hundred twenty acres located northwest of Hume, Missouri. Eight years later he sold this farm in 1908 and purchased his present home farm of three hundred twenty acres located east of Hume and moved to the place in 1909. Doctor Vint’s home is an attractive one, the residence being reached by a driveway from the road which is bordered by a large grove of trees. His medical practice in Howard township, Hume, and the surrounding country keeps him busily employed and his skill as a medical practitioner is exceeded by none in Bates county.
Dr. W.D. Vint was married July 5, 1880, to Miss Louisa Hall, who was born in Coles county, Illinois, February 12, 1860, a daughter of Edward and Sallie (Walkup) Hall, natives of Kentucky, who emigrated from their native state to Illinois in the early fifties. Edward Hall died in 1894, his wife preceding him in death in 1879. To Dr. William D. and Louisa Vint, there have been born two children: Mrs. Maude Elizabeth Carter, of Bayard, Nebraska, mother of two sons, Robert Vint, and Max; and Teresa Lee, wife of Alex Wilson, who is managing the Vint farm. Mrs. Maude Carter, the eldest daughter, is a high-school graduate and taught school for several years prior to her marriage.
Dr. Vint is a Democrat in politics and is affiliated with the modern Woodmen of America. He is a member of the Chicago Medical Institute and holds a diploma from that organization. He endeavors to keep abreast of the latest developments of medical science and has won a warm place in the hearts of the people of his section of Bates county by his kind ministrations and proven ability as a professional gentleman.
History of Bates County, Missouri, by W.O. Atkeson, (1918). Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

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