David A. Vance [RG3815.AM]


RG3815.AM:  David A. Vance, 1843-1882

Papers:  1869-1879
Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska:  Dentist
Size:  0.25 cu.ft.; 1 box


Born in Indiana on August 7, 1843, David A. Vance was the son of John and Abagail Vance.  Vance enlisted in the 91st Illinois Infantry in 1862 and was discharged in 1864 due to a disability.  He married Sarah Davies at Hancock, Illinois, on May 18, 1871.  Vance worked as a dentist in Illinois and then Missouri before moving to Kearney, Nebraska, in the mid-1870s.  He served as president of the Nebraska State Dental Society in 1877.  Vance spent some time between 1874 and 1879 at the Northwestern Branch National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He suffered from necrosis of the tibia due to injuries received during the Civil War.  David A. Vance died on July 7, 1882.  He is buried in the Kearney Cemetery at Kearney, Nebraska.


This collection consists of one box (two folders) of records relating to Dr. David A. Vance’s career as a dentist.  The first folder contains several record books documenting Vance’s dental practice in Illinois, Missouri and Kearney, Nebraska, between 1869 and 1877.  The second folder of miscellaneous items includes a patient I.O.U. for work performed by Dr. Vance, 1870; a letter written to Dr. Vance from a cousin, 1879; and various calling cards and business cards.


Box 1

  1. Record books, 1869-1877
  2. Miscellaneous


Subject headings:

Dentists -- Nebraska
Dentistry -- Nebraska
Vance, David A., 1843-1882


WFS/HEK/js         06-19-1965
Revised TMM      07-25-2019

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