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Dr. John F. Daggett was born in Charlotte, VT, February 19, 1815. He entered the medical college at Woodstock, VT when he was 19 and taught school to pay his way through college. He graduated in 1836. In 1838, he moved to Illinois and opened an office in Lockport.
That same year he also married Angelina Talcott. Ms Talcott was a sister of Edward B. Talcott, one of the engineers who surveyed and laid out the I&M Canal. Angelina Daggett passed away in 1842. In 1846, Dr. Daggett married Cleora Parsons, with whom he had five children. One of their daughters was Belle Daggett who married Joliet architect Hugo Boehme. Those familiar with the South end of Lockport will note that Daggett and Boehme are street names near Dellwood Park.
During his early days of medical practice he serviced areas from Naperville to Summit and from Blue Island to Monee. He was often called in to consult with physicians of these towns and also of Joliet, Wilmington Plainfield and Lemont. Dr. Daggett was an active member of township, county and state medical societies. He was prominent in the development and management of Lockport serving as, among other positions, President of the Village Board of Trustees.
Cleora Parsons Daggett passed away in 1889.
Dr. Daggett passed away on October 29, 1890 at the age of 75.