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Date: 3/25/2020 at 16:30:39

B. F. ALLEN, M.D. This well-known and progressive young physician of Kalona, is a native of Iowa, born in Lime Creek Township, Washington County, Dec. 8, 1857, and is a son of William and Perlina S. (Wait) Allen. After leaving the district school he completed his literary education at the Washington Academy. He received his medical education at the State University, at Iowa City, graduating in the medical department of that institution March 7, 1883. He began the practice of his profession at Alexandria, Dak., where he remained for about eight months, when he removed to Morse, Iowa, and thence, in September, 1885, to Kalona, where he is building up a lucrative practice, and acquiring the reputation of a careful and skillful physician, who keeps abreast of the most modern developments in the science of medicine. To supply the needs of the people of Kalona and vicinity Dr. Allen in April, 1886, opened a drug-store there, the only one in the place, in which he keeps a full supply of drugs, chemicals, and other articles usually found in such establishments.

Dr. Allen was married, Dec. 16, 1885, at Morse, Iowa, to Rhoda M. Gardner, a native of Lake County, Ohio, and a daughter of J. W. and Sarah (Brewster) Gardner. The Doctor is justly regarded as a rising man. He is a member of the Iowa Legion of Honor and in politics is a Republican.

Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Washington County, Iowa (1887). Excerpt from Biographical Sketch of Dr. B.F. Allen, page 305.


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