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Grier Wheeland, M.D.
Boardman Twp.

Grier Wheeland, M.D., was born in Franklin, Vt., Feb. 10, 1852, and was the son of Charles G. and Charity (Lackey) Wheeland, both of Irish parentage. Our subject passed his early life on a farm, his father having removed to Fayette County in 1854, and located a farm. His father and brother still live in Fayette County, engaged in breeding Norman horses and Short-horn cattle. He entered the Upper Iowa University, which institution he left at the age of seventeen, to attend a course of lectures at Rush Medical College. From this institution he graduated Feb. 16, 1875. Before graduation, his health failing him he spent two years in travel in the Southen and Southwestern States, when he returned and completed his course. After receiving his diploma, he located in Brush Creek, Fayette County, where he was engaged in practice until April, 1878. At this date he removed to Elkader, where he has built up a good practice. Dr. Wheeland was married March 31, 1873, to Mrs. Florence E. Scott, nee Kanouse, widow of I.P. Scott, by whom she had one child--Irva P., born February, 1872. He is, politically, a Democrat. He has received thirty-two degrees in Masonry, and is a member of the A.O. U. W. Dr. Wheeland is yet an active student, and possesses an exceptionally fine library, in which he passes his leisure hours. He was a delegate from the North Iowa Medical Society to the American Medical Association, in June, 1876.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 675-676
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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