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Archibald McColl, LL. B., D. C. Secretary of the Carver Chiropractic College of Oklahoma City, Doctor McColl has had an interesting career, and had already reached an important official position in railway life before he devoted himself to the science of chiropractic.
Born at Bothwell, Ontario, Canada, in 1869, he is a son of Hugh and Mary (Patterson) McColl, his father also a native of Ontario. In 1879 the family moved to Michigan, where the father followed farming. Doctor McColl attended the rural schools and the high school at Bay City, Michigan, and coming south became a student of law in the Fort Worth University at Fort Worth, Texas, where he was graduated LL. B. in 1898. However, he has never formally practiced the law, though the knowledge has been useful to him in many ways. Prior to taking up legal studies, he was employed in the engineering department of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Company as a civil engineer, and went through the various grades of the department from field survey to the completion of the road and its operation. In 1902 he was advanced to division superintendent for the Rock Island Company, and held that office until he resigned in 1907 to take up the study of chiropractic. He came as a student to the Carver Denny Chiropractic College at Oklahoma City, was graduated in 1908, and Doctor Denny soon afterwards leaving for California, his position as secretary of the college was given to Doctor McColl. Besides having charge of the business affairs of the institution, he is also a practitioner and teacher and has demonstrated his ability as a master of the science and in many ways has justified his wise decision in leaving a business for a professional career.
In 1895, Doctor McColl, while still in the railway service, married Miss Alice M. Butler. Her father was Colonel Butler of Abilene, Texas, prominent as a district judge and man of affairs in that state. To their marriage were born four children: Archie (now deceased), Archibald C., Jr., Mary Alice, and James William McColl. The family reside at 818 West 21st Street, Oklahoma City.