JOSEPH M. CASEY, M. D.
CASEY, ROBERTS, JOHNSON
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JOSEPH M. CASEY, M. D.
Dr. Joseph M. Casey, one of the leading physicians of Fort Madison with offices in the County Savings Bank building, was born in this city August 3, 1865, and is a son of Hon. Joseph M. Casey, who is represented elsewhere in this work. The public schools afforded him his literary education and after completing the high school course by graduation he entered upon the study of medicine under the direction of F. C. Roberts, of Fort Madison, with whom he continued for some time. He then matriculated in Rush Medical College of Chicago and was graduated with the class of 1888. Returning immediately to Fort Madsion, he again entered the office of Dr. Roberts, with whom he remained for about three years, during which time he gained valuable, practical experience, thus putting to the test his theoretical knowledge. He then opened an office and has since remained alone engaged in general practice, in which he has been very successful, viewing from both a business and professional standpoint. He has pursued a post-graduate course in the New York Polyclinic and has been a constant student of the science of medicine, carrying his investigations far and wide in order that he might promote his efficiency and render his labors of greater value in the important calling which he has chosen as a life work. In 1893-4 he was the physician for the penitentiary located at Fort Madison and was also physician of the board of health of this city for three years. At one time he practiced in Old Mexico for a little more than a year, being located at Cedral Coahuila as mine physician. He belongs to the Lee County Medical Society, the State Medical Society, the American Medical Assocition and the Tri-State Medical Association, of which he is one of the charter members while at its organization he was elected the junior vice-president.
Dr. Casey was married December 23, 1895, at Fort Madison, to Miss Sarah Zillah Johnson, a daughter of Professor Nelson Johnson. She was educated in Fort Madison and is well known in social circles. She also received a musical education in St. Louiis. Of the two children born of this marriage one died in infancy, while the other is Robert Sabert Casey, now seven years of age. Dr. and Mrs. Casey hold membership in the Episcopal church and he belongs to Claypoole Lodge, No. 13, Free and Accepted Masons; Potowonok Chapter, Royal Arch Mason, No. 28: Delta Commandery, No. 51, Knights Templar, and the Mystic Shrine. In politics he is a Democrat, but has never had aspiration for office. Community interests, however, elicits his attention and receive his support and he favors every movement calculated to benefit his city. He is now president of the board of trustees of the Cattermole Memorial Library of Fort Madison. His home located at No. 932 Fourth street is one of the handsome residences of the city.
Source: BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW OF LEE COUNTY
CHICAGO, HOBART PUBLISHING COMPANY – 1905
Transcription typed/proofed as article was originally published in 1905
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