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.