Tonner, John Alexis

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History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673]: 
volume 6, page(s) 324
See History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673]” “Tonner – (Fonner)”
Quebbeman, Frances E. Medicine in territorial Arizona. Phoenix : Arizona Historical Foundation, 1966, page 375: “Tonner, J. A. Indian agent, Colorado River Agency, 1872; Special agent, 1874; to San Francisco in 1877.”
Farish, Thomas Edwin. History of Arizona, Filmer Bros. Electrotype Co., 1918, volume 8, pages 247-248: "At Ehrenberg I met Dr. J. A. Tonner, agent for the Mohave-Apaches, on the Colorado River, who reported everything peaceable and progressing hopefully at his agency. He said he would take care of the Indians at Culling's ranch, and remonstrate with Iraytabe at his inhospitality. He earnestly asks for help in the establishment of schools, and reported the children eager to learn." Also page 304: "Next came Irataba, chief of the Mohave Indians, and one or two of his captains, and several of his warriors, who testified that the murderers, after going to Date Creek, went upon the Colorado River Indian Reservation, and boasted of the deed they had done, spent their stolen greenbacks and displayed other plunder. These actions were brought to the notice of other white men besides General Crook, among whom were Dr. Tonner, then Indian Agent at the Colorado River Reservation, who assisted in procuring these facts.”

J Am Med Assoc. 1908;LI(16):1351: John Alexis Tonner, M.D. University of Pennsylvania. 1860; of Brooklyn. N. Y.: appointed a medical cadet in the United States Army in 1865; and later an assistant surgeon in the U. S. Army for five years; then chief medical officer in the immigrant service; and afterward for a year in the service of Brazil; a veteran of the Spanish-American War; died from cerebral hemorrhage in Kings County Hospital. Brooklyn, N. Y, August 30.
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