R. J. A. Mack, of Redlands, is a native of Syracuse, New York, born June 24, 1842. He received his education in the schools of Syracuse and Fulton, New York, and commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Townsend, of Syracuse; he also attended and graduated at the college at Geneva. He began practice at Syracuse, afterward continuing at Rochester, and later at Lyons, New York. Thence he removed to Chicago, where he attended Bennett Medical College (Eclectic), graduating in 1876. He practiced in Chicago until 1886, when he removed to California, and on the 9th of November of that year settled in Redlands; being one of the Chicago colonies that located here. He conducted the Prospect House a year and a half, practicing also at the time. He then built his present handsome residence, on a tract of one and a half acres which he purchased. He has 40,000 orange seedbed stock, 2,000 of last year’s buds and 6,000 of this year’s buds, on his home place. He also has ten acres of land in the Crafton District, part of which is already planted to oranges, and the remainder will be in 1890.
Dr. Mack was married November 26, 1876, to Annetta Bishop, a native of New York City.
They have three children living, viz.: John A., Jr.; Roy A. and Raymond. One is deceased, Grace, aged seven years.
Dr. Mack is a member of the A. O. U. W., of Lyons, and K. G. R, of Illinois. He is an active worker for the improvement of Redlands, and his own property interests in that vicinity. The Doctor is now out of practice, for the present, and is devoting his attention to business affairs connected mainly with orange culture.