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Daniel J. McCartan
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
p. 1128

Daniel J. McCartan, a prominent dentist of Morton, was born March 25, 1878, in Columbia county, Wisconsin. His father, John McCartan, aged sixty-five, is a retired farmer living at Portage, Wisconsin. His mother, Harriett (Hagan) McCartan, died in 1911 at the age of fifty-five. Dr. McCartan graduated from the Poynette High school in 1898 and from the Normal department of Story's Business College at Portage, Wisconsin, in 1899. During the next next two years he taught school, one year in Columbia county, and one year as principal at Brownsdale, Minnesota. He also spent one year selling school supplies for the National Publishing Company. Thereupon he attended the Chicago College of Dental Surgery and graduated from that college in 1905. He located at Morton June, 1905, and has built up a very fine practice. At present he has offices both in Morton and in Franklin. At the Dental College Dr. McCartan was a member of the Psi Omega Fraternity. He is a member of three dental societies and also a member of the C. O. F. and the Knights of Columbus, of which he is Chancellor, at Fairfax. Dr. McCartan has been the village recorder for four years and is at present the clerk of the school board. Nov. 24, 1909, he was married to Mary Kennedy who was born Sept. 29, 1889. She is the daughter of John Kennedy, a groceryman in St. Paul, and Bridget (Glenn) Kennedy. They have two children, John D., born Sept. 15, 1910, and Mary H., born Nov. 12, 1911.

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