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Dr. E.T. Warren


Posted By: Carlyss Noland (email)
Date: 4/10/2014 at 17:04:17

DR. WARREN of south Stuart Iowa

Dr. Elbert Taylor Warren was born in 1885, married Hazel Barnwell in 1915, and served as an outstanding medical doctor until his death in 1951. He had a son, John, and wife Joan, and grandson, Charles David, who is a retired Major in the U.S. Army since World War II.

Doctor’s pride was in the local city government (served on the town council 32 years); he was instrumental in promoting the city owned electric plant, pure water supply, perpetual care for North and South Oak Grove Cemeteries, enlargement of the park grounds, the football field, golf course (north of east pond), Town Hall. He served twelve years upon the school board. The vital and treasured quality which endeared him to his family, patients, friends and social, fraternal associations as an accomplished doctor are memories left to the citizens.

Doctor Warren was a direct descendant of Zachary Taylor, former President of the United States, for whom he was named.

In 1949 the Des Moines Register & Tribune wrote about Doctor Warren being honored at Drake University Homecoming as a member of the 1909 “Champions of Iowa” football team. Doctor gave the football of this game to Drake at this time. He explained, “I had the ball when the game was over, so I just kept it.” He was a tower of strength on defense, 150 pounds, accurate at passing the ball, and was termed the greatest lineman in the State of Iowa and unanimously chosen center and captain of the All-Iowa Team.

Drake University Yearbook Quax 1911, quotes: “Capt. Warren, sleuth, can stop anything from “Iowa” to a street car; he was the start of the team (that is, he was always out at night); he is a medic by profession and birth (being from Medicine Lake, Kansas, and his grandfather was a doctor), and graduated with three football “D”s and a basketball ”D”unquote. The streetcar refers to a true story which is: A student at Drake, he took the street car to the Drake University Medical School (now Veterans’ Auditorium). Upon returning the car jumped the track and Doctor received a fractured skull on Monday. On the following Saturday played (as he was the team’s captain and star center) with his cranium encased in a plaster cast, being the star of the game and winning (with his brain concussion).

Dr. Donald E Taylor, M.D. began his practice in Warren’s office in 1953.

Dr. McGrew had a practice in these same rooms before Warren. It is McGrew’s surgeon’s table which is in the Adair county Historical Society’s treasure.

Doctor J. R. Kading began his practice in optometry in 1950 three doors to the east. Just east two doors more was Dr. H.H. Stevens’ chiropractic office. After 45 years of practice, he retired in 1975.

Transcribed from Adair County History 1976
Page 60


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