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Dr. S. E. H. Gannon, is a native of Monroe county, New York, and was born on the 17th of May, 1844, his parents being N. S. and Mary A. Gannon. When fifteen years of age he went to California, and was there engaged in teaching school nearly five years, when he went to Europe, with his brother. He traveled through Italy, England, France, and desiring to see the Holy Land, he traveled through Palestine and Egypt, and spent much of his time in Jerusalem. He spent about nine months on his trip and returning home in 1866, he commenced the study of medicine with his brother, who at the time was a prominent physician. S. E. H. Gannon then entered a medical college at Chicago, and graduated in 1869. Since that time he and his brother have lectured and practiced in different places, and in the fall of 1880, he came to Lewis, and has since made it his home. Before coming to this county he practiced his profession in Dubuque about two years, and about two years in Madison, Wisconsin. The Doctor has been very successful in his practice, and commands the confidence of the community. He is both a physician and surgeon, and has treated some very difficult cases in his time. Mr. Gannon is a member of the Odd Fellows organization.

Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 395-396.

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