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Lundell, Henry William D.D.S.


Posted By: Janelle Martin - Volunteer (email)
Date: 5/9/2010 at 20:24:49

History of Hamilton County, Iowa Vol II, 1912, p. 139


Dentistry may be said to be almost unique among other occupations, as it is at once a profession, a trade and a business. Such being the case, it follows that in order to attain the highest success in it one must be thoroughly conversant with the theory of the art, must be expert with the many instruments and appliances incidental to the practice of modern dentistry and must possess business qualifications adequate to dealing with the financial side of the profession. In all of these particulars Dr. Lundell is well qualified and therefore has attained prestige among the able representatives of dentistry in Webster City. It was here that he was born July 11, 1878. He comes, however, of Swedish ancestry, his parents, August and Christina Lundell, having been natives of Sweden. On coming to the new world they settled at Stratford, Hamilton County, in 1872, and the father followed the occupation of farming to the time of his death, which occurred in 1890. The mother still survives and is now living in Webster City.

Dr. Lundell was a pupil in the public schools here but was resolved to obtain a higher education and utilized every means possible toward the attainment of that end. Going to St. Paul, Minnesota, he there worked in connection with the shoe business and later was employed as a railway mail clerk. At the same time he pursued a literary course in the University of Minnesota preparatory to taking a course in dentistry at the dental department of the Central University of Kentucky in Louisville. His studies in the latter institution were completed by his graduation in 1907, at which time the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery was conferred upon him and he received the highest honors in both theory and practice. Between his junior and senior years at the University of Kentucky he practiced his profession in Ceylon, Minnesota, and after receiving his degree in 1907 he came to Webster City and purchased the office of Dr. G. W. Clark. Here he has been practicing continuously since and is now accorded a liberal patronage. He does excellent work according to the most modern scientific methods and his labors have brought him a measure of success that is very gratifying.

On the 8th of June, 1910, Dr. Lundell was married in Webster City to Miss Kathryn Arthur, a daughter of A. D. Arthur, who was a prominent stock buyer of Hamilton County and formerly of Dickinson County, Iowa. Dr. and Mrs. Lundell have a son, Henry Arthur, born May 2, 1911.

Dr. Lundell holds membership in the Catholic church and is very prominently identified with the fraternal organization formed among the Catholics known as the Knights of Columbus. He is now grand knight of Bishop Clement Smith Council, No. 838, of Webster City, to which he was elected in 1911. He is likewise a member of the Elks lodge, No. 302. He possesses a genial, cordial manner which has won him popularity, and throughout the community Dr. Lundell is spoken of in terms of high regard.


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