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Delaware County, Iowa


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Dr. Claude B. Rogers

Physician & Surgeon




     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.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 155-156.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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