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N M M RUM.
EULOGY TO THE LATE
DR. F. A. TODD,
Pronounced by L. C. Cole, of
Bowling Green, Ohio,
On Occasion of the "Lodge of Sor
row" of the Order of Elks at Toledo
A Noble Life Ended in De
fense of Fellow Being.
Mi tbe Uowlluir (! (Ohio Seutluol.
The annuil lodge tt sorrow of I lie
order of Elks of Toledo, was held Sunday,
Dec. 4, hi I lie Vulculitic 'i heatre, mid in
pile of (lie blittttd (lie I beat ID wan puck
d. Seven deaths Iiuvu occurred during
the pitHi year, and a mlovy was prODOUQC
ed to the memory ol eat h of t lie departed
lion. James A. Hire, mayor of Canton,
delivered the general eulogy, antl to lion.
L. 0. Cole, of Bowling Green, was assign
d the snd duty of delivering the memoiial
address to the memory ot the late Dr.
Frtd A. Todd, ftalstaot superintend
tnt of the Toledo Slate Hospital. Mr
Cole, being oue of the trustees of thai
iustitution, and an Elk of long standing,
was best suited to the sad duty of recount
ing the llfo and work of this departed
brother. The ease of Dr, Todd is a
peculiarly satl one, and his untimely Ink
ing off was mourned by thousands ol
people in all sections of the union. One
day last summer he heroically rescued a
patient of the Hospital who was being
attacked by a mad dog. He himself was
blUeo, aim a tew weeks later died in the
Pasteur institute in Chicago. The Toledo
"The last eulogy was that of L. C, Cole,
who spoke at some length of the noble
traits tn the character of Dr. Fred A.
Todd. It is needless to go into any ex
tended account ol Dr. Todd's lite here;
every man and woman in Toledo knows
the name and also the cause of the death
of 1 his beloved one of God's nolilemen.
Dr. Todd's memory will remain ereen in
the heat Is of thousands of 'I oledo Otliwni
for many years, A young man cut off
just as he was beginning to mako manifest
the ability which he possessed, and was
showing such superior qualities as to win
the undying affection of those with whom
be came in contact."
Mr. Cole spoke in a feeling manner as
'1 he founders of our order have estab
bshed a betuUtttl custom of petting apart
one day in each year to be devoted to the
in tnoiy of our departed brelhieu. It has
been the custom iu all ages to honor the
memories we retain of our departed friends.
It seems to have been born in man to do
hobor to the memory of these who have
filled the measure of their years and who
have crossed to that silent city from
whence no traveler returns. Its beauties
arc seen in the garland of Howers which
fade and die upon the graves of the poor
and lowly; iis pomp and splendor are
witnessed in the olisfijuics which attend
the mouldering dust of departed heroes:
it Is that spirit which brings us together
today. We are here to wreath a garland
of roses with which to adorn the tombs of
our departed brethren who have crossed
the great river, "into the green pastures,
and beside the elill waters," where ewery
Elk may rest secure Irom the stalking
hounds of earth; and where he may bask
forever in the refreshing shades of the
cedars. ''Death loves a shining mark,"
What a shock to their friends and associ
ates was the terrible news over the wires
that Dr. Fred A. Todd was stricken
down to death. On the 2d day of Octoher
last I stood by the bedside of Dr. Todd
and witnessed the awful agony of that
strong man fighting for life as tbe poison
ed virus courted through bis veins like a
demon. It it like a borrible nightmare to
me now as I recall the struggle he made
to ward off the terrible disease: but his
strong physique and his stronger will had
at last to yield, Dr. Fred A. Todd
was born 'it Owosso, Mich., January 31st,
18H4. He attended public school il Owoiso
uutd he was 17 years old. During the
next yon lie was employed in a diug
store iu his native lowu Having deter,
mined to study medicine he entered the
Univeisity ot Michigan in 1882, and for
four years was a student at that institution.
In 1886 he obtained his medical degree.
Immediately after his graduation he went
to PreaoOtt, Arizona, with the expectation
of making that his future home, but not
rinding the climate congenial he returned
to Michigan and opeued up an otlice at
Whitehall, where he remained until the
fall of 1888, wiien he took a position with
the Toledo and Ami Arbor railway. He
continued in the employ of thut road until
Ibe spring of 1801, when he was elected
an assistant physician at the Toledo State
Hospital. For eight years the deceased
continued a member of the medical staff
ai i mil insntuiiou, and at the time of his
death was the assistant superintendent.
Dr, Todd was of Scotch Irish stock. His
mother's maiden name was Johnson, her
father haviug emigrated from the north of
Iteland to the United States at the begin
tnng of this century. The doctoi's father,
Hon E A. Todd, is a man of mote than
local fame. For a term of years he was
mayor of the city of Owosso, and has fre
quently held other positions of trust. The
lodds aie of Scotch lineage, aud were
sturdy loyalists always. They stood with
the house of SiuarL against Cromwell.
Their blood mingled with the best blood
of Scotland at the field of Culloden, where
the unfortunate house of Stuart was
wiped out forever. The Todds were
among the earliest pioneers of New Eng
land. The history of the family in the
Lulled Stales dales from the arrival of
several brothers, who landed in Mew Eng
land about 1735, aud they and their faun
lies were among the hiudy pioneers who
fougm successfully the French and Indian
wais. One of the brothers was with Gen
eral Wolfe 111 his campaign in Canada and
fell at Ojicbec in storming the heights ol
Abraham Five of the others fell mailyrs
to the cause of liberty in our struggle for
independence. Dr. Todd's great grand
lather was one ot t he few who escaped the
massacre at Wyoming. His grandfather,
John Todd, was a soldier in the war of
1812, and followed the fortunes of his
friend, Gen Lewis Cass; and as early as
1811) settled at Pontine, Mich,, when that
let rite J! was a howling wilderness.
The real life work of Dr. Todd com
menced upon his entering the Toledo
State Hospital. Thy treatment and care
of the insane call for the highest standard
of ability, and one of the highest pompli
ments that could be paid to the deceased
is, that although an outspoken Demrcrat,
his character as a man and special fitness
for the place outweighed every other con
sideration. I cannot go into detail in ic
counting the labors of Dr, Todd for the
eight years he served on the medical staff
Of the Toledo State Hospital. Sufficed
to say that a man of Dr. Todd's ability
who will devote the btst years of his life
to the treatment and care of the wards of
the state lot a pilluuce of $800 per year is
prompted by some higher motive than
his love for gain. When we look around
us and see that selfishness and greed sit in
high places, it is refreshing indeed to wit
ness such sublime characters as the de
ceased, who was willing to devote his life
to the amelioration of the sorrows nnd
afflictions of others. To have seen Dr
Of, Todd at his best one mus have fol
lowed him in his daily rounds from cottage
among the poor untortunates under his
charge. His stalwart appearance and
cheery nature curried sunshine into every
soul. His kindly greeting was more than
medicine to the disturbed mind of the
poor unfortunate whose walking moments
were filled with horrid delusions. Dr.
Todd was a close student of mental (lis
eases, and lew men were better equipped
than he for the position lie held. As to
the doctor's professional qualifications, no
man is better able to speak than his long
time friend, Dr. II. A. Tobey, superin
tendent of the Toledo Stale Hospital, with
whom he was so Intimately associated. 1
take the liberty of quoting the following
trom a letter received from Dr. Tobey.
I am very glad of the opportunity of
making some statements relative to the
late and lamented Dr. Todd that may be
used M public uueraecos. Dr. Todd wm
a man of strong personal characteristics;
he was brave, honorable and kind; he was
warm and true in his friendships; he was
frank and outspoken, aud never resorted
to deception or subterfuge. He was sys
tematic, faithful ami painstaking in the
discbaq,o of his duties, even to the small
est, and considered no duty a hardship
that might, in any way contribute to the
welfare of his patients or the benefit of
the institution. Both In the practice and
study of his profession he was earnest and
zealous, aud possessed in a marked degree,
both by nature and training, qualities
which tendered him one of the foremost
men iu the slate in his special work. In
hi- death the institution has lost a valuable
olticer, the patients a kind and capable
physician, nnd his colleagues a delightful
companion and true friend. Many years
will roil by before Dr. Todd's name will
cease to be mentioned Mt the Toledo State
Hospital, accompanied t ith a sigh."
I take the liberty of quoting also the
following from a letter received from
Ex Gov. Foster:
"Having been president of tbe board of
trust ee from the time of Dr. Todd's first em
ployn ent, and unvlntr had htm under oloac
observation. I cheerfully say that be had many
qualifications that fitted ti'm for the highest
fiositlon in tbe line of ills profession. He came
n under Dr. Tupper, after Dr. Tobey bad been
removed for partisan reasons. His appoint
ment war purely a partisan one. For this
reason, in the beginning, I was prejudiced
against bim, but Soon learned to apprecla e
his many noble qualities. When Dr. Tobey was
re-instated, I most cbeerlully acquiesced in
Dr. Todd's retention. He occupied tbe posi
tion of physician in charge during Dr. Tobev's
absence. From the least to the greatest ot his
duties be discharged them well. He was firm
aud decided; be was kind and attentive to tbe
people under his charge: was eyer loyai to bis
kuperlors. aud ageutleman always."
Dr. Todd's life work was to administer to tne
unfortunate insane. Where will you find greater
hcrolum than the sett-Immolation of the Indi
vidual who ia willing to forego the plaudits of
the world and without hope ot rewaid devote
bis lite to tbe care ol God's unfortunates. It
is not essential that one should follow some
victorious general upon the Held ot battle to
become a hro. "Peace haln ita victories, as
well as war."
T, . drying of a single tear baa more of
Than shcddini? seas of gore."
If good deeds are never lost, then Dr. Todd
will wear a crown bedecked with lmmoriclle
in tbe hereafter. Dr. Todd was a member of
tne Kpiscopal church, and was a devout believ
er In Christianity His private life was pure.
Ills tender regard for his ajjed motner was an
1 111 lex 01 i,i whole life and character. It Is said
that never n week passed without bis writing
a letter to bis mother. The untimely taking off
ot Dr Todd must everremi. duaof tbe inscrut
able ways of Providence. It is a hard lesson
for us to learn thai.
"God moves In a mysterious way
Hla wonders to perioral ;
He plan s His tootsteps in the sea,
and rides upon the storm."
Plato tells us that the source of all bapnlness
Is In virtue and the perfora anre of good deeda
there Is an old legend handed down from tbe
ancient Hebrews, wbieh says that at the death
ot a good nan there gather around him bli
deedt, ot kindness, tr.iusformed Into minister
lug angels, with tbe s irlt of thope who have
been benetl.ed and comforted by his life, and
they bear aloft his spirit to the portals ol
heaven. Wbat a con-oting t bought, to feci that
Dr Todd in the last throesof his terrible death,
as his liberated spirit caught the first sbimmet
of eternity, was aimoiwided hy tbe minis ering
t.piBit of those poor uu fortunate aouls, whose
lastnlays upon earth had been sweetened by
bis f ndiy hand.
It must be so; Pinto, thu reaaonest well:
"Tis the divinity that stirs ulthlu us.
'TIs heaven itself that points out a hereafter.
And intimates eternity to man "
Yes, it must bo so; Dr. Todd's Hfe work Is
done, but an eternity awaited him.
Vi s. H must be so. Dr. Todd, brave, gentle
and loving, an eternity of happiness awaited
County School Examinations for 1 898-99
Special, Owosso. Oct. 20 and 21. 1898.
Hegular, Corunna, March ao and si, 1SS9.
Special. Dtirand, June, maud 10. ls9D.
Regular-Corunna, Aug. 17 and is, 1898.
All examinations will begin at 8:3u a.m., stand
Apptcants will write upon orthography, pen
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first half day; arhlune'te, U.S. history, school
taw, and theory amil art the second half day;
reading, civil government, grammar and physi
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and physics, (second grado) tho fourth half day.
Third day (tor first grade applicants only) phy
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The above schedule will bo strictly followed.
For third grado an avnraRe of seventy Is re
quired, with not less than sUty-llvo In any
branch; for second grade an average of seventy
five Is required, with not less titan seventy In any
branch; for first grade an average of eighty-five
l required, with not less than eighty In any
Applicants shall use legal cap pa mt and write
witli pen and Ink.
Applicants for first and second grades who
pass iu part of the branches may re-wrlte at tbe
next examination In the remainder. After fall
ing In two consecutive examinations they must
re-write In all branches. Applicants for third
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