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Rawson, Dr. Edward 1866-1927


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 6/27/2011 at 21:11:17

Strawberry Point Doctor is Dead
Strawberry Point, Ia., Nov. 29 - Dr. Edward Rawson, 65, was found dead in his car here Sunday morning about 9:30 o'clock. He had gone to his garage to get the machine, intending to take his daughter to Sterline, where she attended school. When he failed to come with the car an investigation was made and he was found sitting in the car with life extinct. It is believed that gas fumes caused his death after he had started the machine. Dr. Rawson was prominent in the community and had been a physician here for 40 years. He leaves a wife and daughter.

~Oelwein Daily Register, November 29, 1927
~Note: He is buried in Strawberry Point cemetery.

The sudden death of Dr. E.C. Rawson occurred in Strawberry Point November 27, 1927, at the age of 61 years. His father was one of the pioneer physicians in Iowa, and practiced in Strawberry Point for more than 40 years. Dr. E.C. Rawson was born in 1866 at Strawberry Point, and graduated from Northwestern University Medical Cellege in 1891. He began practicing in Strawberry Point the next year. Miss Gertrude Gilchrist became the wife of Dr. Rawson in 1892 and two children were born to them. Mrs. Rawson died in 1930. Dr. Rawson was greatly interested in the welfare of Strawberry Point, and was a member of the county, state and national medical associations.

~Clayton County Centennial, July 1, 1936


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