Transcribed by Mary Ann Kaylor
NEAL, Charles Newton, D. D. S. - The learned professions are represented by men of intelligence, who have had long training in the direction of their chosen work. The professional man of today must of necessity be experienced before he commences practice and in this way the safety and comfort of the people at large is assured. One of the leading exponents of the dental profession in Springfield, is Dr. Charles Newton Neal, born August 20, 1875, at Chatham, Ill. He is a son of John Ross Sr. and Anna Virginia (Squire) Neal. In 1870 the father came to Springfield, from Carlisle, Ky., and twenty years ago became clothing salesman for the E. & W. Clothing Store of this city, which position he still holds, having proven his wroth and reliability by years of faithful service. The grandparents were prominent in Kentucky, and New Jersey.
Dr. Neal attended the pubic schools of Springfield, and then, having decided upon dentistry as his life-work, entered a university, where he took up its study, being graduated in the Class of 1904. He entered upon active practice, May 14, of the same year. He is a skillful dentist and his work is his best recommendation. He understands every branch of his profession, and his increasing practice shows that his ability is appreciated by his patients.
In political views Dr. Neal generally espoused the Democratic platform. He is Dental Surgeon for the Illinois National Guard, and belongs to the Modern Woodmen of America, the Maccabees and the Red Men. His religious home is in the Christian Church, where he has many warm friends, and is one of the most popular of its young men members.