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Date: 12/10/2018 at 07:22:24

DR. J. B. CARDER. The medical science is the most important one bearing upon man's happiness, comfort and welfare, and Dr. Carder is recognized throughout Johnson County as a friend of and laborer in the cause and advancement of the medical fraternity. For the past seventeen years he has trodden the arduous paths of his profession, and being of a sympathetic and cheerful disposition, his presence alone in a sick room is enough to inspire his patient with hope and courage, and naturally aid materially in his convalescence. Dr. Carder was born in Athens County, Ohio, near the city of Athens, February 14, 1851, his parents being Henry and Fanny (Kellogg) Carder, the former of whom was born in Hartford, and the latter in New Haven, Conn. Henry Carder was a contractor, builder and farmer, and died at the advanced age of eighty-seven years, October 4, 1891, at Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa, his wife's death having occurred December 8, 1866. The Carders were of Welsh ancestry.

Dr. J. B. Carder was but four years of age when he was taken by his parents to Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, in which section his youthful days were spent in working on his father's farm and in attending the district schools, where he secured a good education. At the age of fifteen years he matriculated at Central University at Pella, Iowa, which institution he attended for some time, also teaching at Garden Grove and elsewhere. In order to complete his education, he entered the State University of Iowa, at Iowa City, which institution he attended up to 1873, when he entered upon the study of medicine in the office of Dr. J. C. Shrader, Dean of the medical department of the State University of Iowa, and after two years' attendance, graduated from that institution as an M. D. He next became a student in the Long Island Hospital College, from which he graduated, June 22, 1876. Immediately following this, he went to Garden Grove, Iowa, his old home, where, during the two years of his practice, he won an excellent reputation as a physician of ability and skill. His next location was at Brooklyn, Iowa, where he continued the arduous duties of his calling with his usual success for a period of thirteen years, his patrons being among the best people of that section, and his practice was so extensive as to demand his attention almost day and night. Not only did he become well known as an exceptionally successful practitioner, but he was considered a progressive and public-spirited citizen, whose efforts were at all times directed toward the good of his section.

On the 1st of June, 1892, he became a resident of Iowa City, soon after which he associated himself in the practice of his profession with his father-in-law and former preceptor, Dr. J. C. Shrader, and has already won a favorable reputation in that city, noted for its intelligent and successful practitioners. Dr. Carder has been a close student in his chosen profession, is a genial and generous gentleman, liberal in his ideas, a protector of the rights of, and in deep sympathy with, humanity. His practice has always yielded him a comfortable living, and he is recaping the reward of seventeen years honorably spent in the cause of humanity. He is a member of the State Medical Society of Iowa, also the Johnson County Medical Society, and socially belongs to Eureka Lodge No. 44, I. O. O. F., and the Knights of Pythias.

September 12, 1878, our subject married Miss Lucy Adelia Shrader, daughter of Dr. J. C. Shrader, her education having been obtained in the public schools of Iowa City and in the State University. Four children have been born of this union, three daughters and one son: Helen, Clinton, Florence and Ada. Dr. and Mrs. Carder have their residence at No. 706 College Street, and are considered acquisitions to the social circles in which they move. Politically, Dr. Carder is identified with the Democratic party.

Source: Portrait and Biographical Record of Johnson, Poweshiek and Iowa Counties, Iowa (1893), pages 120-121.


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