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Directory of Clayton county


Physicians & Dentists


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Medical/Surgical Directory 1876


Iowa State Medical Society - District and County Societies


North Iowa Medical Society
Organized, 1859
Includes the Counties of Allamakee, Clayton, Winneshiek, Fayette, and Howard. Meets semi-annually.

Officers:
President, H. H. Clark, McGregor; Secretary and Treasurer, L. A. Merriam, Cresco.

Censors:
J. T. R. Scott, Monona; Horace Hamilton, McGregor; W. C. Lewis, Clermont.

Clayton county Members:

Frederick Andros, McGregor
H. H. Clark, McGregor
D. W. Chase, Elkader
A. B. Hanna, Elkader
Horace Hamilton, McGregor
C. H. Hamilton, Garnaville
C. H. Rawson, Strawberry Point
H. Newell Sill, Strawberry Point
J. T. H. Scott, Monona
O. D. Toft, Elk Port

Medical Register Clayton County
Population, 27,184

Andros, Frederick, McGregor; Providence, R.I., 1824 R. Dr. Andros is the first Regular Physician who settled in the state. He is now 72 years of age and in active practice.
Blanchard, John A., Elkport; Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, 1852, Regular in practice
Bonney, ____, McGregor, Regular in practice
Chase, Dwight, W., Elkader; Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, 1846, Regular in practice
Clark, H. H., McGregor; Chicago Medical College, Chicago, 1879, Regular in practice
Day, Henry C., Elkader; College Physicians and Surgeons, N.Y, 1870, Regular in practice
Duffin, W. L. Guttenburg; Rush Medical College, Chicago., Ill, 1873, Regular in practice
Hamilton, Chas. H., Garnavillo; Rush Medical College, Chicago., Ill, 1873, Regular in practice
Hamilton, Horace, McGregor, Albany Medical College, N.Y., 1858, Regular in practice; U.S. Examining Surgeon for Pensions
Hanna, Alexander B., Elkader; Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, 1846, Regular in practice, U.S. Examining Surgeon for Pensions
Hart, _____, McGregor, Regular in practice
Hollingsworth, E., Farmersburg, Regular in practice, not a graduate
Hix, J. H., Monona, Regular in practice, not a graduate
Linton, John, Garnavillo, St. Louis Medical College, St Louis, 1841, Regular in practice
Little, John, Farmersburg; Bowdoin Medical College, Maine; (no date), Regular in practice
Lozier, William, Guttenberg, Regular in practice
Martin, E., McGregor, Regular in practice, not a graduate
McLean, J. W. Elkader; Rush Medical College, Chicago., Ill, 1869, Regular in practice
Rawson, C. H., Strawberry Point; Castleton Medical College, Castleton ,Vermont, 1846, Regular in practice
Sill, H. Newell, Strawberry Point; Medical Department Iowa State University, Iowa City, 1873, Regular in practice
Scott, John T. H., Monona, Regular in practice, not a graduate
Schneider, Herman, Monona, Homeopathic in practice
Toft, O. D., Elkport, Medical Department Iowa State University, Iowa City, 1873, Regular in practice
Yichsner, C., Little Port, Regular in practice, not a graduate
Wiltzie, Alexander, Strawberry Point, Electic in practice
White, Charles M., Strawberry Point; Medical Department University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1873, Regular in practice

~source: The Medical and Surgical Directory of the State of Iowa; By Charles H. Lathrop, M.D.; Published by J. C. Hopkins, Printer, Lyons, Iowa; 1876
~contributed by: Constance Street

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1883 - 1884 Clayton co. Physician Directory

NAME RESIDENCE SCHOOL / DATE TYPE
Bass, S.A. Elkader Hahneman, Chicago; 1882 Regular in practice
Bixby, S.N. Strawberry Point College P. & S., Keokuk; 1877 Regular in practice
Blanchard, L. Edgewood Univ. Buffalo, N.Y.; 1866 Regular in practice
Boales, W.H. Garnavillo Rush, Chicago; 1877 Regular in practice
Chase, H.C. Strawberry Point Hahneman, Chicago; 1865 Homeopathic
Clark, H.H. McGregor Chicago Medical College; 1870 Regular in practice
Duffin, C.W. Guttenberg Rush, Chicago; 1881 Regular in practice
Duffin, W.L. Guttenberg Rush, Chicago; 1873 Regular in practice
Fishel, J. Littleport Rush, Chicago; 1881 Regular in practice
Guilbert, Eugene A. McGregor St. Louis Coll. Hom. P.&S.; 1881 Homeopathic
Hall, W.A. McGregor Louisville Med. College, Ky.; 1877 Regular in practice
Hamilton, Charles H. Monona Rush, Chicago; 1873 Regular in practice
Hanna, Alexander B. Elkader Dartmouth, N.H.; 1854 Regular in practice
Hicks, J.H. Monona   Regular in practice/ graduation doubtful
Hoffbauer, William Guttenberg Univ. Berlin, Prussia; 1842 Regular in practice
Hollingsworth, E. National   Regular in practice/ Not a Graduate
Horton, W.H. Volga City   Homeopathic/ graduation doubtful
Kraft, A. Elkader   Regular in practice/ Not a Graduate
Lewis, J.M. Elkport State University, Iowa City; 1879 Regular in practice
Newsom, M.M. Edgewood   Regular in practice/ Not a Graduate
Nichols, C.E. Giard State University, Iowa City; 1880 Regular in practice
Purdy, K.F. Elkader Rush, Chicago; 1874 Regular in practice
Rawson, C.H. Strawberry Point Castleton, Vermont; 1846 Regular in practice
Renshaw, L.S.   State University, Iowa City; 1880 Regular in practice
Schneider, Herman T. Monona   Homeopathic/
graduation doubtful
Sharp, P.H. Garnavillo   Regular in practice/ graduation doubtful
Shephard, J.L. Luana State University, Iowa City; 1878 Regular in practice
Sill, H. Strawberry Point State University, Iowa City; 1873 Regular in practice
Taft, O.D. Elkport State University, Iowa City; 1873 Regular in practice
Wheeland, Grier W. Strawberry Point Rush, Chicago; 1863 Regular in practice

~source: Medical and Surgical Directory of the State of Iowa for 1883 and 1884; by Charles H. Lothrop, M.D.; Clinton, Iowa: Allen, Steam Printing & Binding, 1883.~contributed by Roseanna Zehner

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Miscellaneous Clayton co. Physicians & Dentists


Dr. Frederick Andros

....Another Dubuque physician, Dr. Frederick Andros, graduated from the Parsons Medical School of Brown University in 1826. Born in Berkeley, Massachusetts, in 1804, Dr. Andros gave up his five-year-old practice in Dubuque in 1838 and moved to Clayton County to engage in agriculture. He acted as the first clerk of the court in Clayton County. He resumed the practice of medicine in 1845, serving as surgeon at Fort Atkinson and also as physician to the Winnebago Indian Agency.

~source: William J. Peterson, “Pioneer Doctors and Druggists”, The Palimpsest, June 1969, Pages 307-308
~contributed by Errin Wilker

Biography

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Sylvanus Newell Bixby, M.D.

Dr. Sylvanus Newell Bixby
Dr. S. N. Bixby


Born May 16, 1844 to the Rev. N.W. and Ruby (Knapp) Bixby. Brother of Ransom J., Luthera B. and Lucina R. Bixby. He attended Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois and at Keokuk, Iowa.

Obituary
Gravestone
Biography

~Photo from the Strawberry Point library, contributed by Paula Whitlock O'Donnell

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Dwight W. Chase, M.D
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Dr. Dwight W. Chase
Dr. D.W. Chase


Dr. Dwight "D.W." Chase, physician and surgeon, was born abt. 1820 in the state of New York. He served as a surgeon with the 21st Iowa Infantry during the Civil War. He was the first physician in Strawberry Point, practicing medicine there between 1855 and 1864, perhaps longer. By 1873 he was practicing in Elkader. Dr. Chase was a Master Mason, lodge # 130 in Strawberry Point in 1864. Buried at Dephos Cemetery, Ottawa City, KS

~Photo from the Strawberry Point library, contributed by Paula Whitlock O'Donnell

 

Biography (1878)
Obituary

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Henry H. Clark, M.D
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Dr. Henry H. Clark
Dr. Henry H. Clark


Born October 12, 1842. He served in the Civil War with the 92nd Illinois Mounted Infantry. Graduated from the Chicago Medical College in 1869 and located in McGregor in 1870. At the time of his death, January 18, 1925, he was the oldest practicing physician in the state of Iowa.

Biography (1882)
Biography (undated)
Biography & another photo (1894)
Obituary

 

~photo is from the "History of Medicine in Iowa", date unknown

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Joseph Harwood Craig, M.D.


Dr. J.H. Craig


Born October 5, 1850, the son of Rev. Adam Craig and Mary E. Craig. Graduated from Ruch Medical College in Chicago, Illinois in 1875. Opened a medical office in Volga City in 1881, where he practiced for 23 years.

Obituary

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Highland, Iowa, Aug 3 - One of Clayton county's very best school teachers, Nellie Cunningham, is slowly dying of starvaton at her home in Highland. For seven weeks Dr. Craig, the attending physician, declares that all the nourishment tken by the mouth and retained would not amount to a half teacupful. It is a strange case of stomach and throat difficulty which baffles medical skill, and the physicians who have seen the girl pronouce recovery next to impossible. Miss Cunningham is about 20 years old. ~Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, Aug. 3, 1894

~Photo & news clipping were contributed by Paula Whitlock O'Donnell

Paula's notes: Dr. Craig was a family friend of my g-grandparents and the attending physician of two of their children who died in their youth. Nellie Cunningham also was the daughter of my g-grandparents. I have a picture of Nellie and also have a nice letter written by Dr. Craig to my g-grandmother after her husband died.

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C.W. Dorman, DDS

Dr. C.W. Dorman
Dr. C.W. Dorman


Born 1865 and died in December 1938, Dr. Charles W. Dorman is buried in the Strawberry Point cemetery. He graduated from the College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa, and was the nephew of Dr. J.M. Dorman, a pioneer dentist from Fayette, Fayette co. Iowa. He married Anna Fowells in 1902 and they had one daughter, Doris.

Obituary

~photo is from the Strawberry Point Mail-Press, November 26, 1903

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Hal M. Eaton, DDS


H.M. Eaton D.D.S.


Dr. H. M. Eaton, D.D.S., has been practicing in Strawberry Point since he graduated from the College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa in 1895. He started his practice in the building now occupied by Dr. C. W. Dorman. Dr. Eaton married Miss Grace Davis.

Dr. Eaton has served as Mayor of Strawberry Point, also as director of the school board. He was the first president of the Lion's club organized in 1931.

Dr. Eaton was married to Miss Myrtle Gilchrist in 1899. Myrwyn, their only son, is an instructor at Harvard University. Mrs. Eaton died in 1921, and ten years later...(The article inexplicitly ended here.)

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1910 Federal Census, Cass Twp., Clayton Co., Iowa. shows:

Hal M. Eaton, head, 37
Myrtle Eaton, wife, 33
Myrwyn Eaton, son, 5

~source: likely a local newspaper
~contributed by Reid R. Johnson

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Dr. Bruce Bilo Everall

1877-1948. Graduated from Drake University in 1901. Long-time physician in Monona, he opened his practice in 1902. Served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during WWI and was a member of the Clayton co. Medical Assn. & the Iowa State Medical Assn.

Gravestone
Obituary

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Dr. John Linton

John Linton of Kentucky managed the Winnebago Mission for the Reverend David Lowry from 1837 to 1842. Returning to Kentucky he studied medicine for two years in Springfield. After attending lectures at Saint Louis in 1845, Dr. Linton established an office at Garnavillo where he became associated with Dr. Andros...

~source: William J. Peterson, “Pioneer Doctors and Druggists”, The Palimpsest, June 1969, Pages 307-308
~contributed by Errin Wilker

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Clark Holden Rawson, MD

Dr. C.H. Rawson
Dr. C.H. Rawson


Dr. Rawson was born in New York in 1818. He studied medicine under his brother-in-law and attended medical school in Vermont. He removed to Clayton co. in 1857 & was married to Caroline A. Brownell in 1858. He died in 1901 and is buried in the Strawberry Point cemetery.

Biography
Gravestone & another photo

~Photo from the Strawberry Point library, contributed by Paula Whitlock O'Donnell

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Edward Clark Rawson, MD

Dr. E.C. Rawson
Dr. E.C. Rawson


Born 1866 in Strawberry Point, Dr. Rawson's father (C.H. Rawson) was one of the pioneer physicians in Iowa. He graduated from Northwestern University Medical College in 1891, and began practicing in Strawberry Point the next year. Dr. Rawson married Gertrude Gilchrist in 1892 and they had two children. He died of carbon monoxide poisioning on November 27, 1927. He is buried in the Strawberry Point cemetery.

Obituary
Biography

~photo is from the Strawberry Point Mail-Press, November 26, 1903

 

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