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Pote, Rolland W., D.D.S.


Posted By: Janelle Martin - volunteer (email)
Date: 4/5/2011 at 12:47:40

History of Hamilton County, Iowa, vol. II, J.W. Lee, 1912, p.189.

Dr. Rolland W. Pote has for the past five years been successfully engaged in the practice of dentistry at Webster City, with offices at No. 6183/2 Second street. His birth occurred at Stuart, Iowa, in the year 1885, his parents being Daniel W. and Emma (Perkins) Pote. The father, who was an early settler of Adair county, Iowa, now resides in the town of Stuart, this state. The mother passed away in 1909.

Rolland W. Pote obtained his early education in the public schools of Adair county and subsequently attended the high school at Stuart, from which he was graduated in 1905. Having determined upon the profession of dentistry as a life work, he entered the Iowa State University at Iowa City, which institution conferred upon him the degree of D. D. S. in 1908. Immediately thereafter he opened an office in Webster City and has here remained to the present time, enjoying an extensive and lucrative clientage because of the excellence of his work.

In February, 1910, Dr. Pote was united in marriage to Miss Edna Smith, her father being Lon Smith, a druggist of Stuart, Iowa. They now have a little daughter, Jean, born July 27, 1912. Mrs. Pote is an accomplished musician, being a graduate in music of Drake University and also of the Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois.

Dr. Pote is a member of the Psi Omega fraternity of the Iowa State University and also belongs to the following organizations: Acacia Lodge, No. 176, A. F. & A. M., of which he is at present junior warden; Hope Chapter, No. 88, R. A. M., in which he serves as scribe; Lodge No. 302 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; and Webster City Camp, No. 416, M. W. A. He has served as president of the Webster City Country Club since its organization in 1910 and is likewise a valued member of the Congregational church. Courteous, genial and approachable in manner, he easily wins friends, and gains high regard through his personal worth as well as his professional ability.


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