Hamilton County


Capt. George A. Paschal





Williams Physician Called With Captain’s Rank.

Dr. George A. Paschal, Williams, Tuesday received a commission from Washington, D. C., as captain in the army medical corps and expects to be assigned to an army camp within two weeks.

Captain Paschal, who is also county coroner, has left his resignation with the board of supervisors. He is likewise the republican nominee for coroner, with no opposition. He expects to resign if elected. Vacancies of this nature can be filled by the board of supervisors. Captain Paschal succeeded Dr. James, of Kamrar when the latter left for army service in February, 1940.

Captain Paschal is widely known over Hamilton county. He first located in Stratford, Sept. 8, 1932 and 11 months later on August 8, 1933, he moved to Williams, thus having spent 10 years in active practice in this county. He has been successful in his work and had a large practice over the northeastern part of the county. He is married and has three children. Mrs. Paschal and the children will remain in Williams, at least for the present school year, for the doctor does not know where his assignment will take him. Mrs. Paschal was operated on at the county hospital Tuesday for appendicitis.

Captain Paschal will be the seventh physician to enter the armed forces. Dr. James, of Kamrar, was first, leaving in February, 1940. He was followed by Dr. Thompson, of this city; Dr. Howar, of Jewell; Dr. J. L. Ptacek, Dr. W. B. Lewis and Dr. O. C. Buxton, all of this city.

Source: Webster City Freeman, Webster City, IA - Sept. 17, 1942

His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Dec. 19, 1984

Dr. George Paschal, 79

Memorial services for Dr. George Paschal, 79, who died Tuesday at Crestview Manor, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the First Congregational, UCC church with the Rev. Ward Malloy officiating.

Dr. Paschal, a long time medical practitioner in this area for 51 years, willed his body to the University of Iowa Medical School.

The family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of the donor’s choice.

He was born in the Territory of Oklahoma but was reared and educated in Bedford, Iowa, where he was graduated from high school in 1923. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Iowa in 1929, interning at the University Hospitals for three years.

He began practicing in Hamilton county in 1932, starting at Stratford in 1932 and then serving at Williams for nine years until moving to Webster City in 1946. During World War II, he served as a captain in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945. He also served for two years with the Veterans Administration.

He was honored as a life member of the Iowa Medical Society several years ago before finally retiring and continued to reside in Webster City. He was a former president of the Hamilton County medical staff and director of the laboratory.

He was married to Ruth M. Williams on June 22, 1931 who survives him. Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jane Wahlers of West Des Moines; one son, George of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren and one great grand-daughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one son, and one daughter.

He was a member of the Elks lodge, the American Legion and the Webster City Country club.

*He was twice honored as President of the Iowa Academy of Family Practitioners. He was also a member of the Webster County Medical Association.