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John W Dickinson M D


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/12/2009 at 13:35:22

John W Dickinson M D, To a profession in which success must depend upon individual merit Dr John W Dickinson is devoting his energies an has attained to a creditable position in the ranks of the medical fraternity, although he is one of its younger representatives in Boone, Iowa. He was born in Zumbrota, Goodhue county, Minnesota, April 10, 1874. His father, Perry L Dickinson was a native of England, born in April 1842, and in 1844 as brought to America, the family landing in New York. After arriving at years of maturity he married Rosella Smith, a native of the Empire state, who was born in 1849. Their wedding was celebrated in Minnesota about 1865. The father engaged in merchandising and in the lumber business, conducting lumber yards at Akely, Verndale, and Menahga, Minnesota. He was a man of marked enterprise and unflagging diligence, and is still conducting industries enabling him to provide comfortably for his family. He had eight children, of who seven are yet living: Jenny the wife of K L Payne, who is engaged in the packing business in Seattle, Washington, Clayton L a dealer in general merchandise and lumber in Akely, Minnesota, Eugene, a distinguished physician of Duluth, Minnesota, who makes a specialty of the treatment of diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat, John W whose name introduces this review, Lilah J the wife of H c Barton a druggist of Scotland, South Dakota, Florence E the wife of Earl Miller a general merchant of Akely, Minnesota, Violet who died at the age of five years and Hazel R who is living at home in Minneapolis.
In taking up the personal history of Dr Dickinson, of Boone, we present to our readers the life record of one who is widely and favorably known, not only on account of his professional skill but on account of his personal worth as well. His early education was received in the public schools I Zumbrata, where he was graduated in 1892 when eighteen years of age. He afterward went to Henry, South Dakota, where he joined his father in the conduct of a general mercantile enterprise, remaining there for two years, closely applying himself to the mastery of the principles of the sciences. He then entered the Mario Sims College of Medicine, in St Louis, Missouri and was graduated in that institution in 1898, with the degree of M D. During this time he also pursued a hospital course of one year.
Thorough preparation had well fitted the Doctor for the practice of medicine, and he located in Keokuk, Iowa, but after a short time came to Boone, in October, 1898, and has since been a well known and successful practitioner of this place. His practice extends over a wife territory He makes a specialty of the diseases of women, but is proficient in all parts of medical practice, and his ability ranks him wit may an older practitioner.
On November 1, 1897, the Doctor was united in marriage to Della L Powell, who was born January 21, 1875, in Clinton, Iowa a daughter of Charles L Powell, a native of New York, connected with the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company. Her mother was I her maidenhood Miss Mary Wagner, and she too, was born in the Empire state. In their family were seven children: Lonetta the wife of Frank Glasswith of Boone, Mrs Della Dickinson, Milo E of Ottumwa, who is connected with the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, Ivan who died at the age of three years, Grace H at home and Winnie and Bessie who are still with their parents. The Doctor and his wife have one child Howard F born January 4, 1899.
The Doctor is a stalwart advocate of the Republican party, believing firmly in its principles. Socially he is connected with the Modern Woodmen of America. He owns a section of land in North Dakota, and three fine residences in the city of Boone. However, as his financial resources have increased he has made judicious investments in property. IN the line of his profession he is connected with the Central District Medical Association and the American Medical Association. He is a deep and earnest student of his profession, and his knowledge and efficiency are constantly being augmented by reading and investigation. He has now a large practice, which is an indication of the public confidence in his skill.

1902 Boone County History Book


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