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Dr. William E. Cody


Posted By: Connie Swearingen- Volunteer (email)
Date: 12/14/2015 at 16:33:13

Northwestern Iowa
Its History and Traditions
1804 1926

Dr. William E. Cody is a native of the city of which he is now an honored resident, and was born on the 1st day of January, 1888, the son of William E. and Eugenia (Scholes) Cody. His parents were native of Illinois, from which state their respective families came to Monona County, Iowa, of which locality they were pioneer settlers. Following his marriage, William E. Cody, Sr., came to Sioux City and for many years served as court reporter. His death occurred in 1908, at the age of fifty-two years. The mother is still living and resides in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Cady acquired his preliminary education in the public schools of Sioux City, graduating from high school, and then matriculated in the medical school of Iowa State University, from which he was graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1911. During the ensuing year he served as interne in the University Hospital at Iowa City and in 1912 began the practice of his profession at Merrill, Iowa, where he remained about five years. He was a member of the United States Medical Corps in the World War and during 1918 was stationed at Fort Riley. In 1919 the Doctor went east and took special post-graduate work in Baltimore and Boston, and in 1920 located in Sioux City, where he has built up a large and remunerative practice, specializing in surgery.

In 1912 Dr. Cody was united in marriage to Miss Vera Wilcox, of Ida Grove, Iowa, and to them has been born a daughter, Eugenia. The Doctor is a member of the Woodbury County Medical Society, of which he is the present president, the Iowa State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. Fraternally he is a member of Giblen Lodge, No. 322, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, of Le Mars, Iowa; Sioux City Consistory, No. 5, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite; Floyd Valley Lodge, No. 208, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Le Mars, No. 428, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He also belongs to the Sioux City Country Club and the Knife and Fork Club. His religious connection is with the Congregational Church.


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