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Lemuel Arthur Bassett M D


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Date: 5/17/2010 at 14:09:39

Dr Lemuel Arthur Bassett enjoys recognition as one of the able and successful medical practitioners of Boone, where he has followed his profession continuously for the pat eighteen years. His birth occurred in Oneida, Knox county, Illinois on December 22 1867, his parents being George A and Emma (Huggins) Bassett, likewise natives of the Prairie state. The father, who followed both farming and milling, resided in Taylor county, Iowa for a period of seventeen years and there erected a mill valued at twenty-four thousand dollars. The last yeas of his life were spent in Oregon, where he passed away I 1909. His widow survives and makes her home in that state. Unto them were born the following children: Lemuel A of this review, Sandford who is a resident of Mill City, Oregon, Edward, also living in Oregon, Brainard who makes his home in Taylor county, Iowa, Mabel who is the wife of Frank Turner of Independence, Oregon and Fred, likewise of Oregon.
Lemuel A Bassett remained on the home farm in Taylor county, Iowa for three years or until he was a young man of twenty, when the family home was established in Reece, Kansas. He spent three years as a student of the Southern Kansas Academy at Eureka and subsequently made his way to Knoxville, Illinois. In preparation for the practice of his chosen profession he pursued a course of study in Rush Medical College in Chicago, from which institution he was graduated at the end of three years or in 1896. On June 23rd of that year he came to Boone, Iowa, where he has practiced as a physician and surgeon through the intervening eighteen years with gratifying success He has proven his ability in the successful treatment of innumerable cases, ably coping with the intricate problems which continually confront the physician in his efforts to restore health and prolong life. Mr Bassett is a hospital director and enjoys an enviable reputation among his professional brethren.
On September 19, 1894, was celebrated the marriage of Dr Bassett and Miss Alice B Brown a native of Illinois. In his political views the Doctor is independent, supporting men and measures rather than party. His religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church. A man of high and pure ideals, he is well fitted to fill the intimate place which is naturally that of a family physician in any community, and in all relations of life, whether private of professional, he has been found a citizen of genuine worth.

1914 Boone County History Book


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