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WHEELER, J.H. Vol. II. Pp. 558-59. Lewis Pub. Co. Chicago. 1910


It is a matter of no slight significance to have achieved success in so exacting and so representative a profession as that of the physician and surgeon Ora Densmore, and thus it is gratifying to the publishers of this work to be able to incorporate within its pages special mention of those who stand essentially prominent in the medical profession of Cerro Gordo county. Among this number is Dr. Ora Densmore, who is engaged in the successful practice of his profession in Mason City and who, in addition to thorough training the regular lines of medicine and surgery, is also a graduate in osteopathy. He has a finely appointed suite of offices in the Commercial block and has been engaged in the work of his profession in Mason City since 1904. He is a son of Hon. Norman Densmore, concerning whom more definite mention is made elsewhere in this volume.

Dr. Densmore was born at Emerald Grove, Wisconsin, on the 13th of September, 1872, and in 1877, when he was five years of age, his parents moved to Cerro Gordo county, where he was reared to maturity and where his early educational advantages were those afforded in the public schools, after leaving which he completed a commercial course under the direction of Professor C. P. Headington of Mason City. He then entered Highland Park College, at Des Moines, Iowa, where he completed the scientific course and was graduated as a member of the class of 1895, with the degree of Bachelor of Science. Soon afterward he went to Kirksville, Missouri, the headquarters of the osteopathic cult and there entered the well-equipped college of this school of practice, in which he was graduated in 1898 and from which he received the degree of Doctor of Osteopathy. In 1901 he was graduated in the National Medical College, in the city of Chicago, from which he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine. After leaving this institution he was for two years a member of the faculty of the school of osteopathy at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The Doctor has been very successful in the work of his chosen profession, especially in the field of osteopathic work. He is secretary of the Fourth District Association of Osteopathic Physicians and is one of the leading representatives of this effective school of practice in northern Iowa. In politics he is a stanch Republican. He is affiliated with the Mason City organization of Homestead No. 162, Brotherhood of American Yeomen, in which fraternity his is treasurer of the Iowa state conclave. His wife is a member of the Congregational church.

On the 21st of December, 1901, Dr. Densmore was united in marriage to Miss Ella Perry of Storm Lake, Iowa, where she held for several years a position in the First National Bank. Dr. and Mrs. Densmore have one daughter, Claire, who was born on the 25th of June, 1903.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2014



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