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Nelson M Whitehill M D

WHITEHILL

Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/12/2010 at 12:53:37

Dr Nelson M Whitehill, a successful physician and surgeon of Boone, has here followed his profession continuously for the past decade and is a accorded an extensive practice. His birth occured in Green Mountain, Marshall county, Iowa on October 13, 1870, his parents being William H And Margaret J (Gibson) Whitehill, natives of Virginia. The father, who devoted his attetnion to agricultural pursuits throughout his active business career, passed way on March 3, 1908. The mother survives, however, making her home at State Center, Iowa. They were the parents of four children as follows: Nelson M of this review, William J who acts as cachier of the Dobbin & Whitson Bank of State Center, Iowa, Benjamin C residing in Saskatchewan Canada, and Anna Belle, the wife of L J Rice a druggist of Hubbard, Iowa.
Nelson M Whitehill pursued a high school course, subsequently followed the profession of teaching for two years and then for three years attended Grinnel College of Grinnell, Iowa. Having determined upon the practice of medicine as a life work, he entered Rush Medical College of Chicago for professional training and in 1897 was graduated from that institution with the degree of M D. During the next seven years he practice at Garwin , Tama,county, this state, and in 1904 came to Boone, which city has since remained the scene of his professional labors. He is careful in the diagnosis of a case and has been very successful in the administration of remedial agencies, bringing back health and happiness to many of patients.
On December 25, 1897, Dr Whitehill was joined in wedlock to Miss Mary L Brown, a native of Iowa, by whom he has two children, Marguerite and Charlotte. he is a republican in politics and now holds the office of county coroner. He has been a member of the school board for three years, thus evincing his interest in educational matters. His religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church, and he serves as president of the board of diretors of the Young Men's Christian Assocaiton. Fraternally he is identified with the Masons and the Knights of Pythias. He has those personal qualities which make for popoularity and has gained many friends outside the professional circles.

1914 Boone County History Book


 

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