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News: Dr. Paul Shekwana

SHEKWANA, ALBERT

Posted By: Stephen D. Williams
Date: 6/23/2006 at 19:10:42

The Iowa Citizen
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
1903 July 11, pg 8 of 8, col 4

DR. SHEKWANA'S
CLOSE CALL
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Had Narrow Escape from Watery
Grave at Terrel Dam--H. A.
Fitzgerald Rescues the
Drowning Man.
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Last Wednesday evening, Dr. Paul Shekwana, bacteriologist to the state board of health, while fishing in a boat near the Terrel dam, was rescued from a watery grave by H. A. Fitzgerald, who had heard the doctor's cry for help when he had found himself drawn into the current and going toward the dam. Fortunately he lodged in a clump of willows and he was able to hold on until rescue came, when he became unconscious. He was brought to the city and soon revived though still very weak. Mr. Fitzgerald's courage has more than once been demonstrated in such instances.

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The Iowa Citizen
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
1903 September 8, pg 2 of 8, col 1 & 2

TO EXAMINE PASSANGER COACHES.

It has been announced that the bacteriologist of the state board of health is to examine into the sanitary condition of the railway coaches used for passenger traffic on the railroad and interurban lines of the state. This is a movement, the importance of which will be readily recognized when the amount of such traffic in this state is considered.

...

Where people are herded together in cars and kept there for hours at a time it is important that the ventilation of the coaches will always supply fresh air, at the same time eliminating sudden changes in the temperature and avoiding strong currents of air that would endanger the health of the passengers. It is desirable also in a more purely sanitary way that the coaches may be so constructed as to be easily and thoroughly cleaned, preventing them from becoming the breeding places of every kind of microbe that preys upon the health of human being. The investigations of Dr. Shenkwana [sic], who will visit the railway coaches doing traffic in the state, will give a definite idea of the sanitary conditions of the coaches and will furnish data upon which to base valuable suggestions as to changes in the cleaning of the cars and as to alterations in the construction which will be beneficial to the public health.
To the person who has ridden all day and all night in a stuffy car and who, at his journey's end, has left as if he had been ground in a sausage grinder and wrung through a wringer, the whole project will be one of intense interest, and will be followed by him in every detail. The people of Iowa hope for good results from the work soon to be begun by Dr. Shekwana.

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The Iowa Citizen
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
1903 October 6, pg 8 of 8, col 6

ESTHERVILLE THREATENED.
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The Town of Estherville Has Been
Threatened with Typhoid Fever
- Water Examined.
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Recently the town of Estherville, Iowa, has been threatened with a bad outbreak of typhoid fever and consequently Dr. Paul Shekwana of this city was summoned to that place, where be made an examination of the water and surrounding sanitary conditions. He is to make a report of what he finds together with any suggestions he has to make to the board of health of Estherville.

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The Iowa City Daily Press
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
1904 August 16, pg 3 of 4, col 1

LOCAL BREVITIES.
...
Dr. Henry Albert left today for Waterloo to reinspect and analyze the suspected water of that imperiled city. Dr. Albert, during his recent trip to St. Louis secured nearly $1500 worth of high-class lenses, view-projecting mechanisms, etc., for the bachteriological [sic] laboratory, including some apparatus, hereinbefore noted, never before seen in this country.
Dr. Paul Shekwana, of England, has been appointed instructor in bachteriology [sic] and pathology at S. U. I. He is a former city bachteriologist of London, and was also bachteriologist in the College of Physicians and Surgeons in the royal metropolis, and was likewise a member of the Royal Commission on Tuberculosis. Dr. Au?n Egdahl, an experienced graduate of John Hopkins university, Baltimore, has been similarly appointed.

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The Iowa City Daily Press
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
1904 September 1, pg 3 of 4, col 2 & 3

NEW MEMBERS
OF S. U. I. STAFF
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UNIVERSITY MAKES INTEREST-
ING ANNOUNCEMENTS.
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Many Strong Additions to Already
Powerful Faculty--Something
About Our New Men.
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The university has made an interesting announcement concerning the several recent additions to its medical faculty, especially as they pertain to the hospital field.
The following appointments have been made, and the gentlemen in question are getting ready for their new work this week, preparatory to the coming of the new year in S. U. I.:

New Appointments.
Professor of Anatomy. -- After the most careful consideration of various distinguished candidates to fill the chair of anatomy, made vacant by the death of the' lamented Professor Harriman, Henry James Prentiss, M. D., professor of practical anatomy in New York university, Bellevue hospital medical college, has been elected, and has accepted. Iowa is to be congratulated in its ability to transfer from one of the first chairs in the country to its own chair of anatomy, such a person as Professor Prentiss. Several years ago he "was the first choice of Prof. Harriman for a position in the department of anatomy in the state university, but declined a call to a second position.
Professor Prentiss had a classical and also a medical education in New York university. He has unique advantage in the application of anatomy to asteology, in that he has the degree of mechanical engineer from Stevens institute. He will bring to his new chair the most modern laboratory, as well as practical methods. Out of his zeal for science he gives his whole time to the chair, not practicing medicine. In New York he has developed a system of small sections, giving personal attention to classes, and a combination of demonstration, dissecting, and lecture work, which has already made him widely known and extremely popular with his students. He has published various articles and a book is about to issue from the press prepared by him at the request of one of the leading publishing houses of the country.
Professor of Ophthalmology. -- To succeed Professor J. W. Dalbey who resigned at the close of the last session, th [sic] board of regents elected Dr. Lee Wallace Dean, M. S., M. D., professor of otology, rhinology and laryngology, thus combining these two clinical departments. The unusual success that has atended [sic] the efforts of Prof. Dean in building up his large clinics of disease of the ear, nose and throat, assures to the new department that has been placed under his charge a most promising future.
Instructor in internal medicine.-- Dr. Clarence Van Epps, B. S., M. D., has been appointed instructor in internal medicine, and assistant in clinical medicine. Dr. Van Epps received his degree in science at Iowa state college; M. D., university of Iowa, '97; M. D., university of Pennsylvania, '98. After his graduation, from the university of Pennsylvania he served one year as resident physician of the Philadelphia city hospital, a similar term in the Wills eye hospital and the William Pepper clinical laboratory of Philadelphia, following this by a special course of study in internal medicine in Europe.
Instructor in Pathology and Bacteriology.-- To succeed Dr. Charles I. Lambert, resigned, the board of regents elected Dr. Aufin Egdahl of Baltimore, Md. Dr. Egdahl holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the university of Wisconsin, and Doctor of Medicine from John Hopkins medical school. During the past year he has held the position of demonstrator in the laboratory of pathology of Johns Hopkins medical school.
Trained by that master of American pathologists, Prof. William H. Welch, he come most highly recommended and is well fitted for his new duties in the university of Iowa.
Instructor in Chemistry and metallurgy.-- The department of chemistry considers itself fortunate in securing the services of Dr. William J. Karls lake of Indianapolis, Ind. The new instructor in chemistry is a graduate of Lafayette college, B. S. '91, M. S. '94. Following his graduation he served a year as assistant to Dr. Walcott Gibbs America's greatest chemist. In 1893 he entered Johns Hopkins university as a graduate student receiving the degree of Ph. D. in 1895. During 1894-95 he also held the position of demonstrator in chemistry in the university of Maryland.
In 1895-96 he was a lecturer in chemistry in the Dalhousie university, Halifax, N. S., and in the Halifax medical college. After spending a year in the laboratory of Prof. W. O. Atwater of Middletown, Conn., he was appointed professor of chemistry of Butler college, Irvington, Ind., which position he has held until called to the state university of Iowa.
Assistant Director of the Iowa State Board of Health Bacteriological Laboratory. -- To assist Dr. Henry Albert, Dr. Paul Shekwana, of London, Eng.
Dr. Shekwana comes to Iowa City with a very extensive experience in work specially pertaining to a board of health laboratory. For two years he served as assistant to the eminent pathologist, Dr. Sims-Woodhead, of London, after which for two and a half years he had entire charge of the bacteriological work pertaining to the sewage and water examinations, and vaccine preparation of the city of London. For five years following he was bacteriologist to the conjoint laboratories of the Royal college of physicians and Royal college of surgeons of England and during the past year he has held an appointment on the royal commission for tuberculosis, having charge of all the pathological work.
University Hospital Appointments.
Dr. Charles S. Krause, M. S., M. D., has been appointment to the position of resident physician of the hospital. Dr. Bertha Wilkinson of Chicago has been elected to the position of principal of the training school, vice Miss Antonia Epeneter, resigned.
Miss Bertha Quaintance was recently elected by the board of regents to succeed Miss Lola Douglas as matron of the hospital, but will leave erelong, however, as she is planning post-graduate work in Johns Hopkins.

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The Iowa City Daily Press
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
1904 September 3, pg 1 of 4, col 1

CITY BRIEFS.
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Dr. Paul Shekwana of London, one of the famous bacteriologists of England, arrived here today, and joined his chief, Dr. Henry Albert, in the university's bacteriological department. Dr. A. O. Egdahl, a graduate of Johns Hopkins university, came also, and will get in touch with varsity work immediately.

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The Iowa City Daily Press
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
1904 September 30, pg 1 of 4, col 1

TYPHOID FEVER
DUE TO BAD WATER?
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QUESTlON IS PRESENTED FOR
SOLUTION.
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Health Officer Valenta Orders Exam-
ination Made--Does Not Expect
That Germs Will Be Found.
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[left-side of article cut off. Only a minor mention of Doctors Albert, Egdahl, and Shekwana, making an analysis of specimens.]

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Tri-City Evening Star
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
1904 October 5, Wednesday, pg 3 of 8, col 3

NEW LABORATORY
ROOMS ARE USED
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ENTIRE THIRD FLOOR OF IOWA
MEDICAL BUILDING NEW
STUDY CENTER.
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Iowa City, Oct. 5.--Work in the new laboratories of bacteriology and pathology at the State university has begun. The entire third floor of the new medical building is devoted to this department, with accommodations for 150 students.
Two new professors will assist Dr. Albert, Much new apparatus has been imported during the summer and more is now on the way, including a complete outfit for photo-microscopy.
Dr. Anfin[Aufin?] Egdahl from Johns Hopkins will have charge of the student work in the laboratory. He takes the place made vacant by Dr. Lambert's acceptance of a position as pathologist in the museum established by the state of New York in connection with state hospitals for the insane.
Paul Shekwana is the bacteriologist in the new state laboratories. Before coming to Iowa, he was bacteriologist for five years in London at the Conjoint laboratories of the Royal College of Physicians, and Surgeons.

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The Iowa City Daily Press
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
1904 October 25, Tuesday, pg 8 of 8, col 2

LOCAL BRIEFS
----
...
Marion is in grave doubt about her water. Typhoid has broken out in Linn county, and the county seat is badly infected. The germs are feared to lurk in the streams and other water supplies there, and the university bacteriological department has been urged to investigate. Accordingly, Dr. Henry Albert has delegated Dr. Paul Shekwana of London, Eng., his new assistant, to go thither and make the proper analyses duly.

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The Iowa City Daily Press
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
1904 November 2, pg 5 of 8, col 1

LOCAL BREVITIES.
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...
Dr. Paul Shekwana had been summoned from the bacteriological laboratory to Parkersburg, Iowa, where typhoid is rampant. Dr. Shekwana will investigate the possible causes of the epidemic, and will test the various waters and water supplies there. The Iowa university laboratory is receiving calls from far and near and Dr. Albert and his force are kept constantly busy laboring for the health of the commonwealth. The state legislature evidently did some thing worth while, when it inaugurated this important enterprise.

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The Iowa City Daily Press
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
1905 May 16, Tuesday, pg 1 of 8, col 4

BRAINY MEN'S
SILVER SESSION
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FUNERAL DIRECTORS IN AN-
NUAL CONVENTION.
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Iowa State Association Holds Impor-
tant Sessions--Will Be in Iowa
City Three Days.
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In silver anniversary assembled, the Iowa State Funeral Directors' association is holding its 25th annual convention in the Athens of Iowa--the fair city, wherein, a quarter of a century ago, the foremost funeral directors of the day presided at the birth of the now great organization.

...

Tonight, by a slight change of program, Dr. T. H. Macbride will speak on "Ancient and Modern Cemeteries" in the All Souls' church. Dr. Henry Albert is ill, and his brother, aided by Prof. Paul Shekwana, gave the doctor's illustrated lecture (in the medical laboratory).

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The Iowa Citizen
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
1905 September 11, Monday, pg 1 of 8, col 4

CONTINUE IN CHARGE.
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State Board of Health Continue Iowa
City Men in Charge of Bacteriol-
ogical Work.
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At a recent meeting of the state board of health Dr. Henry Albert was again selected as the director of the bacteriological laboratory in this city and Paul Shekwana, also of this city, was chosen as bacteriologist to the board for another year. Both these men are worthy of the recognition given them.

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The Iowa Citizen
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
1906 March 21, Wednesday, pg 1 of 8, col 5

TYPHOID
EPIDEMIC
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Dr. Paul Shekwana Leaves for
Griswold, to Investigate
Water Supply.
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Dr. Paul Shekwana of the laboratory of the state board of health, has gone to Grisworld [sic], Iowa, where he will investigate the causes of an epidemic of tpyhoid [sic] fever which has been raging there for some time.

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The Iowa City Daily Press
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
1906 June 26, pg 5 of 8, col 3

IOWA SECURES
BOSTON SAVANT
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DR. S. M. GUNN IS CALLED TO
ATHENS OF IOWA.
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Will Serve University and State In
Bacteriological Laboratory--
Will Arrive This Week.
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Dr. S. M. Gunn has been called to Iowa City, from Boston, Mass.
He will succeed Dr. Paul Shekwana of London. England, whose recent resignation as a leading member or the bacteriological staff of the Iowa State bacteriological laboratory, has been chronicled, herein.
Dr. Gunn will also fill the chair of Hygiene in the college of medicine, S. U. I.--a post vacant since two years ago, when Dr. J. F. Clarke of Fairfield, Iowa, occupied it.
Dr. Gunn is one of the ablest men In the country in his peculiar field of labor, and Iowa University and the field of bacteriological research in the northwest will be benefited vastly by his coming.
The Iowa State board of health is also short a bacteriologist, as the consequence of Dr. Shekwana's resignation, and it will be necessary to secure a successor for his post.
The securing of Dr. Gunn is considered especially surprising, since the available fund in the bacteriological field in [sic] not such as to warrant engaging men of his standard, ordinarily. Dr. Shekwana's departure is largely due to the fact that Iowa, generous in many things, is deemed rather parsimonious, in the allotment of salaries, for high-grade scientists. That the present corps can be retained is a marvel to many of the famous germ masters of the country.
Dr. Gunn is expected, here by June 28.

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Daily Nevada State Journal
Reno, Nevada
1906 July 8, Sunday Morning, pg 1 of 11, col 1

CROWDED OVER A CLIFF
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IOWA CITY, Ia., July 7.--Dr. Paul Shekawana [sic], bacteriologist for the Iowa State Board of Health and one of the most prominent scientists in the middle-west, was crowded off a railway trestle here late Friday night and died of his injuries.

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Sioux Valley News
Correctionville, Woodbury County, Iowa
1906 July 12, pg 1 of 6, col 2

FAMOUS SCIENTIST IS
KILLED AT IOWA CITY
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Dr. Paul Shekawana of London, Bac-
terioligist at State University
Hit by Trolley Car.

Iowa City, Ia., July 10--Dr. Paul Shekawana of London, England, bacteriologist for the University of Iowa and state board of health was killed last night. He was caught by an interurban car on the bridge over the Iowa river. He either leaped or was knocked onto the rocks thirty feet below where his body was mangled. A rib pierced his lungs. He died three hours afterward.

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Fredericksburg News
Fredericksburg, Chickasaw County, Iowa
1906 July 19, pg 3 of 7, col 3

IOWA
NEWS
...
Dr. Paul Shekwana of London, Eng., a professor in the department of bacteriology at the State university, was probably fatally injured by being struck by an interurban car while crossing a high trestle over the Iowa river at Iowa City. Professor Shekwana was walking over the trestle when a car came up suddenly behind him. The motorman did not see him until the car was almost upon him, and then shouted a warning. The professor started to jump, but the car hit him as he did so, hurling him to the rocks several feet below. One arm was broken, and he is suffering from hemorrhage of the brain. The attending physicians do not believe that he will live. Dr. Shekwana was preparing to start for his home in England within a day or two, having resigned his position at the university.

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The Iowa City Citizen
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
1908 November 13, Friday, pg 5 of 8, col 2 & 3 and...
1908 November 20, Friday, pg 7 of 8, col 3 & 4

DELINQUENT TAX
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Treasurer's Office Johnson County,
Iowa:

Iowa City, Nov. 13th, 1908.
Notice is hereby given that on Monday the 7th day of December, A. D., 1908, the lands, town lots, and other property hereinafter specified, within the county of Johnson and state of Iowa, on which the taxes for the year 1907 and the previous years have not been paid will be sold at the Treasurer's Office in Iowa City in said county for the payment of taxes, interest and costs thereon pursuant to law, unless the same be sooner paid.
Sale to commence at 10 o'clock A. M. on said day. The tax, interest and cost upon each description of the property in this list is the amount due thereon and unpaid.

D. A. REESE,
Treasurer of Johnson County, Iowa.
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IOWA CITY
All real estate described in the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth wards herein are located in Iowa City, Iowa.
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FIRST WARD

Twenty cents is added as costs

for each description
...
5th WARD
...
SHEKWANNA, PAUL, page add, E. 44. Lots 13 and 14, block 2, taxes $17.33, interest $1.53; total $19.06

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The Iowa City Citizen
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
1909 May 14, Friday, pg 6 of 8, col 3

Shekwana Brothers Write.

Three brothers of the late Paul Shekwana who met death on the interurban trestle here two or three years ago, have written from Syria to the local authorities regarding his estate. Marshal Miller turned the letter over to Dr. Henry Albe[rt] who was the administrator of the estate. The brothers profess to believe they should have received more from the estate. Shekwana was assistant state bacteriologist.

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The Iowa City Press-Citizen
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
1926 June 23, Wednesday, pg 8 of 14, col 4

Twenty Years Ago Today
In Iowa City
From Our Files June 23, 1906
...
Dr. Paul Shekwana, bacteriologist of the Iowa State board of health, will resign and will leave Iowa City. He came here from London, England. Where he will go from Iowa City, he does not announce as yet.

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The Iowa City Press-Citizen
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
1926 July 17, Saturday, pg 6 of 12, col 4

Twenty Years Ago Today
In Iowa City
From Our Files July 17, 1906
...
Coroner F. W. Seis impanels a coroner's jury, which investigates the tragic death of Prof. Paul Shekwana, who fell, plunged or was knocked from the interurban bridge, into the Iowa river, not far from the university armory.

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The Iowa City Press-Citizen
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
1926 July 19, Monday, pg 6 of 12, col 3

Twenty Years Ago Today
In Iowa City
From Our Files July 19, 1906
...
The jury In the case of Dr. Paul Shekwana decides that he fell from the interurban bridge, on the Iowa river shore, near Iowa field, on the Bight of July 6th. No blame is attached to the interurban motorman, Ed. Plummer, or anybody else, by the jurors--E. A. Crossett, Thomas Marshall and W. E. C. Foster. Witnesses were Masters Walter Prince, Otto Boris and Mr. J. W. Nosek[Norek?], early arrivals on the scene of the casualty. Motorman Plummer testified that his car did not strike the savant.

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The Iowa City Press-Citizen
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
1926 July 23, Friday, pg 8 of 14, col 4

Twenty Years Ago Today
In Iowa City
From Our Files July 23, 1906
...
W. Neider. of London, writes from England, asking for details of the tragic death of Dr. Paul Shekwana, who fell to death from the interurban bridge more than a fortnight ago. Mr. Neider was the scholar's roommate in England. He had a cheery letter dated in May, from Dr. Shekwana telling of his plans for a trip to eastern hospitals and the like This emphasizes anew the unlikelihood of suicidal intentions on the savant's part.

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Dr. Henry Albert Information
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1926 - 1929 (approx.) - Dr. Henry Albert was Commissioner of the State Department of Health of Iowa in Des Moines.

1930 Census, Des Moines, Iowa - Henry Albert, age 51, b. Iowa; Edith Albert, age 52

1930 April 6 - Dr. Henry Albert died, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. (Heinrich Albert)

1930 April 10, Thursday, p3 (4 of 12), Reno Evening Gazetta, Reno, Nevada
Washoe Physicians

Honor Dr. Albert
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A resolution of respect to the memory of Dr. Henry Albert was adopted Tuesday night by the Washoe County Medical Society of which Dr. Albert was former president. Dr. Albert died Sunday in Des Moines, Iowa and was buried there yesterday.

1960-1967 Edith (Whiteis) Albert, wife of Henry, died.

http://system.nevada.edu/Board-of-R/Meetings/Minutes/ [search "Henry Albert and "Edith Albert" for Dr. Henry Albert trust fund information]

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1925 Census (State of Iowa), Johnson County, Iowa City
Book 135, lines 31 through 37
Albert, Henry 31
Albert, Edith 32
Albert, Edward 33 [not sure who these Alberts are. Henry and Edith do not appear to have had children.]
Albert, Ralph 34
Albert, Samuel 35
Albert, William 36
Albert, Charles 37


 

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