Dr. Joseph Perry Standley 1868-1935
STANDLEY, HORNBECK, RUEL, WAKEFIELD, TERRILL, MOISER, STEEN
Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 4/1/2017 at 13:00:05
Blockton News (Blockton, Iowa)
Thursday November 14, 1935 [p. 1]
Joseph Perry Standley, only son of Dr. Joseph B. [Ruel] and Rachel [Hornbeck] Standley, early pioneers of Taylor county, was born Oct. 30, 1868, at Platteville, Iowa, and died Nov. 8, 1935, in the Missouri Methodist hospital in St. Joseph, Mo.
He received a good common school education in the schoolhouse that is still standing. He attended a four-year course at Iowa Wesleyan University. His medical education was received in the Kentucky School of Medicine at Louisville. He was graduated from the former in 1888 and from the latter in 1889.
Dec. 24, 1888, he married Dora Wakefield. To this union six children were born, four dying in infancy. A son, [John] Harlan, four years ago.
He entered the field of active practice at Platteville, and soon built up a large practice.
He was appointed pension examiner and held that position thru many administrations.
After practicing for thirteen years in his native village he moved to Bedford, still enjoying the confidence of a large circle of patients.
His success in treating those afflicted with eye, ear and nose trouble at last decided him to take up that line of work.
After a course in the Chicago clinics he moved to St. Joseph in 1918 where he continued to enjoy the confidence many people in that city. He was a member of the hospital staff of the Missouri Methodist hospital, belonging to the Buchanan Medical society and doctored in the charitable institutions for children in the Sheltering Arms and Home for Little Wanderers.
He was a member of the Masonic lodge, having taken the Blue lodge at Bedford, the thirty-second degree in St. Joseph and was a Shriner.
He leaves many to mourn his untimely passing, for rich and poor, young and old, were never denied his best efforts.
His nearest and dearest left are his wife, his daughter, Mrs. Fern Straight, and her husband and children, Eleanor and Louise; his son's wife, Mrs. Esper Standley and two daughters, Betty and Joann; an only sister, Mrs. Ida Terrill, her son, Dr. Jay Terrill and wife with their two children, Maxine and Dwight, and her daughter, Mrs. Chris Mosier and husband and their daughter, Mrs. Trula Steen, and her husband and four children.
Funeral services were held at the Platteville church Sunday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. W. H. Warrior, and interment was made in the Platteville cemetery. The Masons had charge of the services at the grave.
Taylor Obituaries maintained by Patricia Combs O'Dell.
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