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Bert H. Byers, M. D., D. O.





       Dr. Bert H. Byers is a well known and successful representative of the medical fraternity in Manchester and is accorded a gratifying practice. His birth occurred in Adel, Dallas county, Iowa, on the 31st of May, 1875, his parents being Clar and Magdalena (Brockway) Byers, the former born in Bryan, Ohio, on the 17th of June 1854, and the latter in Clyde, New York, April 19, 1842. Clar Byers, who came to this state by wagon, is now successfully engaged in the real estate business at Adel. He and his wife have two children, namely: Bert H., of this review; and Vic L., who is a resident of Denison, Iowa. The mother of Clar Byers was a descendant of the John Adams family, and an aunt of our subject belongs to the daughters of the American Revolution.

       Dr. Bert H. Byers acquired his early education in the common schools of Iowa and completed a high school course at Adel in 1893. Subsequently he worked at the printer's trade for six years and then entered the Still College of Osteopathy at Des Moines, from which he was graduated in 1911. He then returned to Manchester and has here been actively engaged in the practice of his chosen profession throughout the intervening three years, maintaining offices on Franklin street over Stier's hardware store. An extensive practice is now accorded him, his patronage having steadily grown as he has demonstrated his skill and ability in coping with the intricate problems which continually confront the physician in his efforts to restore health and prolong life.

      On the 30th of July, 1898, Dr. Byers was united in marriage to Miss Katherine Russell, who was born near Perry, Iowa, and is a daughter of William S. and Ada (Green) Russell. The doctor and his wife have two children, Gerald Freeman and Donald James, and are very popular in social circles of the community. Dr. Byers gives his political allegiances to the republican party, while in religious faith he is a Methodist.    



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 91-92.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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