Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
MARION F. SETTERS, M. D., is
a physician of high standing in Lincoln county, where he formerly practiced,
as well as in Spokane, where he now has offices in partnership with Dr.
J. G. Cunningham in the Fernwell block. Born in Milan, Missouri,
June 5, 1870, the son of Peter and Ellen E. Setters, Marion F. Setters
came with his parents at the age of nine to the vicinity of Reardan, Washington,
where he was reared on a farm, and received a grammar school education.
At the early age of eighteen he began teaching, thus procuring the means
to take him through the business college at Spokane, and later the state
normal school at Cheney. After attending the latter institution he
received, upon examination, a first grade teacher's certificate, and at
the age of twenty-two entered the medical college of the University of
Denver, Colorado, from which he was graduated with honors in 1897.
Returning to Washington, he applied to the state board of medical examiners
for a certificate to practice his profession in this state, and in the
examination that followed he received the highest average ever made before
that body. In July of the year of his graduation from college he
opened an office in Harrington, and soon built up a creditable practice.
Three years later he took a post graduate course in a Chicago medical school
and in 1901 another in the city of New York. January 1, 1902, he
removed to his present location and entered into partnership with Dr. J.
G. Cunningham. The firm now has an extensive practice both in medicine
and surgery, includes Washington, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia.
In 1904 the Doctor took another post graduate course in New York city taking
up especially surgery to which he expects to devote himself more in the
November 26, 1896, occurred the marriage of
Dr. Setters and Miss Josie Townsend, a native of Denver, and daughter of
O. P. and Marcia Townsend. Mrs. Setters' father is a prominent mining
man of Denver. To this union have been born two children, Evelyn
M., and Dorothy D., aged respectively five and two years.
In fraternity circles Dr. Setters is a prominent
and active worker. He is a past grand in Imperial lodge, number 134,
I. O. O. F.; a Mason, Elk, K. P., and a member of the A. O. U. W., in each
of which orders he holds membership in Spokane lodges.