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Clarke, Dr. Floyd 1875-1957


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, Volunteer (email)
Date: 12/21/2006 at 12:21:11


Dr. Floyd Clarke, M.D., a former well known LeMars physician, passed away at his home in Crosby, Texas, on October 22, 1957. His death was due to bronchial pneumonia. His burial was in a Crosby cemetery following a simple graveside ceremony.

Survivors include his wife, Louise, who is in the San Jacinto Memorial hospital, Baytown, Texas, suffering from a slight stroke. Two married daughters also survive.

Dr. Wendell L. Downing of LeMars who compiled a History of Medicine in Plymouth county in 1943 had this to say of Dr. Clarke:

“Dr. Floyd S. Clarke was born in LeMars, August 4, 1875. He attended Cornell College and was graduated in 1900 from the Medico-Chirurgical College in Philadelphia.

After an internship at Philadelphia General hospital from 1900 to 1902, he began practice in LeMars in 1904. In 1915 Dr. Clarke left LeMars and took post graduate work in pediatrics at the New York Postgraduate School for two years.

In 1917 he located in Omaha where he practiced pediatrics. He was Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Creighton University School of Medicine from 1919 to 1924. After that he was Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatrics at the same school. During 1920 and 1921 he took postgraduate work in Scotland, England and Germany.

Among other memberships he was a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. In 1907 Dr. Clarke was married to Emma Cannon, of Sussex, New Jersey and their two daughters were named Margaret and Marian.”

Source: LeMars Globe-Post
Dated 4 Nov 1957


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