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Date: 7/19/2008 at 10:03:51

Chester Fordyce, one of the younger but more successful members of the dental fraternity at Guthrie Center, was born in Glasgow, Iowa in 1880, and is one of the three children of Winfield and Mariam (Fell) Fordyce. The father was born near Winchester, Van Buren county, Iowa*, prepared for the practice of medicine and surgery and has since successfully followed his profession. He is now pleasantly located in Fairfield, Iowa at the age of sixty years. Fraternally he is connected with the Masons, the Knights of Pythias and the Modern Woodmen of America, while his political allegiance is heartily and unswervingly given to the republican party. His wife was born in Illinois and is now fifty-one years of age. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Dr. Fordyce attended school at Fairfield and was graduated from the high school in 1898. He entered the Iowa State Agricultural College in Ames in 1899 and pursued a one year's course in mechanical engineering. He afterwards entered the dental department of the Iowa State University at Iowa City and was graduated in dental surgery in 1903. In August he opened a dental office at Guthrie Center and has been very successful in his practice here. He is a member of the Iowa State Dental Association and he belongs to the alumni association of the State University. He also became a member of the Psi Phi, a college fraternity of the State University, and he belongs to the Elks Lodge No. 445, at Atlantic, Iowa. His political allegiance is given to the republican party.

*Note: Winfield Fordyce was born in 1848 in the vicinity of Fort Madison, Lee county, Iowa.


Submitted by: John.Fordyce@bmgdirect.com


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