Dr. Harold A. Quint
July 1, 1897 - November 15, 1989
Excerpt from Bill Macklin's article in
Walker, Minn. paper July 1984
Photo of Harold A. Quint, 1916
"When the sprinters go to their marks at the Olympic Games
starting July 28 in Los Angeles, on oldtimer will see himself in
their shoes -- and thinking about the one he missed.
"Harold Quint, a lively 87, was picked for the
compete at Antwerp, Belgium, in 1920.
"I qualified in
regional trials," said Quint, " and went to
New York for the finals. I made the team in the 100- and 200-
meter and 400-meter relay.
"About the time the team was ready to sail, I got the
they put me in the hospital and went on without me."
United States runners won gold medals in all three of
events. Quint's teammate, Charles Paddock, copped the 100, Allan
Woodring won the 200 and the four-man U.S. team came away with
Olympic gold in the 400-meter relay.
Photo taken about 1940 of some of Harold's
relatives. From Left: Albion Lincoln Quint, Melvin E. Quint
(Harold's father), Alice E. Quint, Arah May (Morris) Quint
(Harold's mother), Homer Albion Quint, Elizabeth Leigh (Maddox)
Quint (wife of Homer). Children of Homer & Elizabeth: Joyce
Lorene Quint, Ruth Clarice Quint, Darrell Arthur Quint, and Alice
Marilyn Quint. Quint lives in retirement 3 miles up the
Onigum Road off
Highway 200 and enjoys the sunsets over Leech Lake's Agency Bay.
He was a star sprinter at Drake University in Iowa.
a year in the U.S.Navy in World War I returning just in time to
compete in the Drake Relays in 1919.
Quint became a surgeon, via Iowa University and Rush
College, and served in World War II from 1942 until 1946. When
the army needed surgeons to work on blood vessels, Dr. Quint's
card popped up. He was flown back and forth from Britain to the
continent to repair limbs of the wounded....
He taught at Northeastern University...He was asked to
practice at Evanston, Ill., until he was 78, then moved to Leech
Lake, an area he had known since 1924 when his family built a
cabin on the site of his present home.
It was mostly Indians living up on this part of the
years ago he recalled. ..."
Dr. Quint doesn't practice medicine anymore but
friends on home therapy for joint surgery. Until recently, he
sang in the choir of the Community Church in Walker."
Here is another old photo taken about 1931. Photo was probably taken by Mildred E. Quint, bride of Cambell Tribble. Married June 6, 1931.
Left to Right are Kate Leigh (great aunt of Elizabeth), Alice E. Quint, Homer Albion Quint, Elizabeth Mattock Quint, Joyce Quint, Cambell Edgar Tribble, Albion Lincon Quint.
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