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Louis E. Eslick (1868-1941)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 11/3/2022 at 22:42:59

Dr. Louis Edward Eslick
(July 19, 1868 May 28, 1941)

Dr. L. E. Eslick. who is occupying a position of distinction among the successful physicians and surgeons of Rockwell City, is a western man who in his life typifies the spirit of progress and enterprise that, coming as the combined efforts of many men, has led to the substantial improvement and upbuilding of this great section of the country. He was born thirty-four years ago, at Elk Point, South Dakota, and his early education was acquired in the schools of that state and in Iowa. He spent eighteen months in preparing for the ministry of the United Brethren church at Otterbein Seminary, Dayton, Ohio, continuing his studies at Indianapolis, in the years 1887, 1888 and 1889. For five years he filled pulpits at Dayton, Carlisle, Iowa, and Lacona, Iowa. In 1890 he was ordained to the ministry and completed his ministerial course on the 28th of September, 1893, after which he was ordained as an elder in the United Brethren
church. He was elected conference missionary and secretary in 1891, and acted in that capacity continuously until 1894, when he resigned to take up the practice of medicine in Rockwell City, for he believed that the work of alleviating human suffering and restoring health would be more congenial than the work of the ministry. While serving as pastor at Carlisle he took up the study of medicine in King's Eclectic Medical College at Des Moines, in 1889, and was graduated in 1891. That school was then attached to Drake University. He afterward practiced for brief periods in Iowa and in Lucas counties of this state and in 1893 and 1894 he pursued a post-graduate course in the Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincinnati. He also was attending physician for a period of time on diseases of women and children in the Cincinnati City Hospital. It was upon the 19th of July, 1894, that he opened an office in Rockwell City, where he is now engaged in the practice of medicine, meeting with excellent success in his undertakings On the 5th of June, 1896, the Doctor wedded Miss Ella Bass, of Dayton, Ohio. He is a close, earnest, discriminating student of the science of medicine and his know ledge is broad and comprehensive. By reading he keeps in touch with the advanced thought of the profession and his skill and ability is manifest in the liberal patronage which is accorded him. [Source Biographical Record of Calhoun County, Iowa, by S.J. Clarke, 1902, p.447]


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