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BIRNEY, Erasmus Edward, Dr. 1856-1936

BIRNEY, MURPHY, SNOW, HAMILTON, SOWLES

Posted By: Diane M Scott (email)
Date: 7/14/2012 at 16:24:03

Dr. Erasmus Edward Birney November 17, 1856 November 5, 1936

RITES ARE HELD
FOR DR. BIRNEY
NORA SPRINGS PHYSICIAN
FOR MANY YEARS
SURVIVED BY WIFE

Nora Springs Funeral services for Dr. E. E. Birney were held at the home Saturday afternoon. The Rev. W. E. Butler, pastor of the Methodist Church at Iowa Falls and former pastor here, officiated.

Pallbearers were members of the Masonic Lodge, F. S. Bright, J. L. Harr, F. G. Behne, J. E. Moore, J. d. Lindsay and F. W. Schmidt. Burial was in Park Cemetery.

Business houses were closed during the services.

Erasmus Edward Birney was born in Illinois on November 17, 1856. His boyhood was spent in and around Floyd County.

He was married to Katie Murphy at New Haven, July 2, 1884.

After being graduated from the Physicians and Surgeons Medical College at Keokuk, he located in Greeley, later in Greene and then came to Nora Springs 36 years ago.

On November 2nd he suffered a stroke from which he did not recover consciousness and died at home Thursday morning.

He was one of three brothers who were physicians, Dr. C. C. Birney, who practice in Nora Springs many years previous to his death when Dr. E. E. Birney located here, and V. C. Birney who practiced until his death in Greene.
His three sisters, Mrs. Tillie Snow; Mrs. Kate Hamilton; and Celia Sowles, preceded him in death.

His father, Dr. Lewis Birney, who was the first physician in Floyd County, locating at Floyd with his wife, spent their last years in Nora Springs.

Dr. Clinton Birney, a nephew of Dr. E. E. Birney, owns and operates a hospital at Estherville and is the only one living of the five Doctor Birneys.

Mrs. E. E. Birney survives her husband. Their adopted son, Robert Murphy Birney, died in September, 1927.

[Mason City Globe Gazette, Monday, November 9, 1936]


 

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