Dr. Fyfield H. Longley, a Physician and Surgeon, was born in Bingham, Somerset Co., Maine on March 7, 1833. He began the study of medicine in Gardiner, Maine, with Dr. Stephen Whitmore. He took his first course in medicine in Bowdoin Medical College, in Brunswick, Maine, where he entered school on February 8, 1855. He went to Plainfield, Wisconsin, in the fall of 1856, and practiced until the winter of 1859, and the following spring went to Scott River, Siskiyou County, California, where he practiced medicine and operated a drug store, and was Postmaster, which he continued until October, 1862, at which time he was appointed Assistant Assessor of Internal Revenue, and moved to Yreka, where he held that position for four years. In the meantime, July 27, 1863, he was appointed Deputy United States Collector and Inspector of tobaccos, liquors and cigars, and held the same until the fall of 1866, at which time he went to Cincinnati, Ohio, and took his next course of lectures the same fall in the Eclectic Medical Institute, receiving the degree of M. D. He came to Omaha in the spring of 1867, where he practiced medicine for two years. He went to Blair, in the spring of 1869, and practiced there three years. He was then appointed Receiver in the United States Land Office at North Platte, and located there in August 1872, which position he occupied until April 1875. He was Receiver and Disbursing Agent for the Western States Pension Bureau, for North Platte, and County Physician for Lincoln County. He was married April 24, 1877, in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, to Miss Anna E. Rhodes, of Somers, Kenosha County. She was born April 14, 1845. In 1890, they had one son--Jonas Rhodes Longley, born July 17, 1879. Dr. L. was appointed Regent of the State University of Nebraska in 1869, for a term of six years. In 1890, he owned a stock ranch three miles southwest of North Platte, on which he had 100 head of cattle, and about fifteen hundred acres of deeded land in the county. In 1882, Andreas said the Doctor "stands high in his profession as a physician and surgeon, being favored with the best practice in the vicinity".
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