MOFFETT, William N., Dr. 1874-1924
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Date: 3/7/2015 at 11:22:09
Dr. W. N. Moffett Dike Physician Passes Away
Succumbs To Ravages Of Disease Of Several Months Duration
A Widely Known Physician
Death Relieved Him of His Suffering at His Home in Dike Tuesday Morning
Dr. William Nelson Moffett, one of Grundy county's best known physicians and surgeons, passed away at about three o'clock on Tuesday morning of this week (Jan. 15th) after suffering since last June with an affection of the lower jaw that developed into cancer from which no permanent relief could be obtained, although he tried many widely advertised remedies, including the radium treatment. He grew rapidly worse from the first that the disease showed itself.
Dr. Moffett was born at Cincinnati, Ohio, July 25th, 1874, and at the time of his death was aged 49 years, 5 months and 20 days. He graduated from Coe College in 1895 and also from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, which is the medical school connected with the University of Illinois at Chicago.
For the past twenty years Dr. Moffett had been located at Dike, this county, where he had built up a large practice and was regarded as one of the best physicians and surgeons in this section of the state.
He was a member of the Consistory of Masons and also a Shriner, and an active member of the Odd Fellows lodge of Dike.
Dr. Moffett leaves besides his wife, two sisters, Mrs. Chas. T. Rogers, of this city, Mrs. Arthur N. Wood, who is sojourning in Italy, and Howard E. Moffett, publisher of the Eldora Herald.
Funeral services were held at one o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon from the Methodist church in Dike of which he was a member, the Odd Fellows having charge of the services. Burial was in the family lot in the Grundy Center cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 January 1924, pg 1
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