Dr. Claude B. Rogers, who has been successfully, engaged
in the practice of medicine and surgery at Earlville for the past
fifteen years, is the oldest physician of the town in point of
time of professional service. His birth occurred in Ohio on the
5th of October, 1876, his parents being R. A. and Laura (Swickard)
Rogers, both of whom were likewise natives of the Buckeye state.
In 1882 they came to Iowa, locating at Welton, Clinton county,
where the father built up a lucrative practice as a physician and
surgeon. His demise there occurred, but the mother survives and
now makes her home in Wisconsin. To them were born three
children, as follows: Claude B., of this review; Ida, who is the
wife of E. W. Hull of Wilton, Wisconsin; and Cora, who gave her
hand in marriage to G. D. Barber of North Loup, Nebraska.
Dr. Claude B. Rogers was reared under the parental roof and
supplemented his preliminary education by a course of study in
Epworth Seminary, from which institution he was graduated in
1895. In preparation for a professional career he entered the
medical department of the State University of Iowa at Iowa City
and in 1898 won the degree of M. D., after which he took a
post-graduate course in Chicago. The following year he opened an
office at Earlville, where he has remained in active practice
continuously since, being accorded an extensive and profitable
patronage in recognition of his skill and ability.
On the 3d of January, 1899, Dr. Rogers was united in marriage
to Miss Edith Taylor, who was born September 24, 1875, in the
same house where she now lives, her parents being William W. and
Eva (Irish) Taylor, the former a native of Delaware county, Iowa,
and the latter of Wisconsin. Our subject and his wife have one
son, Neil T., who was born on the 3d of November, 1900.
In his political views Dr. Rogers is a republican, and he is
now doing able service as a member of the town council.
Fraternally he is identified with the Masons, belonging to Lodge
No. 286, in which he has filled all of the chairs. Both he and
his wife attend the services of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Dr. Rogers is generous in his support of a worthy cause and in
all the relations of life measures up to the full requirements of
an intelligent and progressive member of the commonwealth.