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Glenn G. White, M.D., one of the leading young physicians of Elkader, has succeeded in building up a large and lucrative practice in this place though scarcely two years have passed since he first opened his office here. He is a well educated and intelligent young man, an earnest student who brings to bear upon his adopted profession a keen and practical mind, which has been trained in harmony with the best medical system of the age.

The birth of the Doctor occurred in Clayton County in 1866; his father, Thomas D. White, was a native of the Green Mountain State, his birth having occurred in Grand Isle. In the early part of the '50's he came to the west and settled on this county, becoming the owner of a good farm, to which he has given his care and attention for many years. His wife, formerly Celinda Clark, was born in South Hero, Vt., and by her marriage became the mother of eleven children. The White family are descendants of an Englishman who located in New England during the last century.

The boyhood days of our subject were passed under the parental roof on the old homestead, his time being divided between working with his father on the home farm and in attending the district school. In order to supplement his primary studies he entered Lenox College, in Delaware County, Iowa, when sixteen yeras of age, and after taking the prescribed course of four years was graduated therefrom in 1888. Afterward he taught school for one year, at the same time beginning his medical studies. For a period of two years he was next a student in the medical department of the Iowa University, after which he was enrolled at the Rush Medical College, in Chicago, there remaining for one year. In order to obtain practical and actual experience the Doctor practiced for a time at the celebrated Bellevue Hospital and Medical College, at New York City, from which he was graduated March 28, 1892. Returning hime, he soon afterward opened his office, and now numbers many of the best residents and families of Elkader as his regular patients. In order to keep thoroughly in touch with the best and most advanced thought of the day in the medical world, he belongs to the Clayton County Medical Society.

Dr. White is genial and affable in manner, and numbers among his fellow-citizens many true and devoted friends. As a physican his standing among his professional brethren is high, and his success in the future seems assured, as he has already achieved an enviable degree of prosperity. Being much interested in fraternal societies, the Doctor belongs to Elkader Lodge No. 72, A.F. & A.M., and in regard to politics deposits his ballot and uses his influence in support of the Democratic party.

source: Portrait andBiographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties;Chicago: Chapman Pub. Co., 1894; page 394-395
-transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall

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