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Augustus Edmund Costello, M.D.
 (1877 - 26 Mar 19611)


by J. H. Beers & Co., Chicago, IL, 1905

pages 455 - 456

Augustus Edmund Costello, M. D., C. M., a gifted young physician of Spooner, Washburn county, was born in Albany, N. Y., son of P. P. and Melvinie (Porcheron) Costello, the former at one time a prominent business man of Albany.

When he was a child Dr. Costello's parents moved to Montreal, Canada, where he received his early education in the public schools, after which he completed the classical course at St. Mary's College.  He then matriculated at McGill Medical College, from which he graduated in 1900, receiving his degrees.  After a few months' much needed rest, he came to Spooner in March 1901, where he was associated with Dr. J. P. Cox for two years and he has already won an enviable reputation throughout Washburn and adjacent counties.  He is a close student of medical literature, keeping in touch with the best professional thought of the day.  He is a member of the M. W. A. and of the K. O. T. M., of which he is a local examining surgeon.  He is also medical examiner for the Mutual Life Insurance company, of New York, the National Fraternal League, Prudential Insurance Company, L. O. T. M., and R. N. A.  He is also a member of the pension examining board at Shell lake.

On June 2, 1902, Dr. Costello was married to Miss Maud E. Park, of Spooner Wisconsin.

1 - Editorial Note - Dr. Costello's full birth date is unknown, but the year is found on the transcription of his tombstone.  His death date was derived from the Washburn Co. Register of Deeds Death Index. The death record is on file at the Register of Deeds Office in Shell Lake, in Volume 16, page 27.  His burial was in the Calvary Cemetery in Spooner.


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