Dr. Mullins is one of the best known physicians of Atlantic and is a native of the Hawkeye state.
His parents, Captain L. F. Mullins and Elizabeth (Simpson) Mullins, have long been associated in the social and business life of Cass county
The captain is a veteran of the Civil war, having been a member of the 22nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and was a participant in some of the decisive battles of that conflict.
He was at Vicksburg, Champion Hill, Black River and Banks' Red River campaign, and during the latter part of the war was transferred to the east under Sherman, being in the historic batttles of Winchester and Cedar Creek. Returning to Cass county after the cessation of hostilities he was many times honored by his fellow citizens, occupying the office of Postmaster, County Treasurer and that of Sheriff.
Dr. Mullins, after graduating from Rush Medical College returned to Atlantic and was associated for two years with Dr. J. M. Emmert. At the expiration of that time he took a post graduate course in various New York City hospitals, since which time he has been in active practice of his profession, specializing in the eye, ear, nose and throat.
Fraternally he is associated with the Knights of Pythias, Modern Woodmen, United Workmen and Masons, and is also a member of the following medical societies: Cass County, Botna Valley, Missouri Valley, Iowa State and American Medical associations.
On September 28th, 1898, Dr. Mullins was united in marriage to Miss Lela E. Shaw, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Shaw, one of the pioneer families of this county.
Dr. and Mrs. Mullins have three children, Ione, Edward and Louise. Their home on Chestnut street is one of the most modern and handsome homes in the city. A picture of the home appears in this edition.
Dr. Mullins is recognized as one of the forceful and reliable men of the county in reference to public and charitable improvements and all that tends to the general welfare and substantial advantage of this region.