Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dr. Charles Frank Elrod

Dr. Charles Frank Elrod 

Dr. Charles Frank Elrod was born in New Richmond, Indiana, May 23, 1848.  When he was about one year old his parents moved to Fayette County, Iowa.  After the death of his father, young Charles was obliged to care for the family.  He came to Marion County, Iowa, at the age of seventeen, where he worked at farming.  Later he attended a course of lectures at Keokuk Medical College at Keokuk, Iowa.  He then entered the practice of medicine at Gosport, Marion County.  He was married to Miss Sarah E. Ruthford.  Later he changed his location to Ladora, Iowa, in which place he remained in active practice for thirteen years.  Dr. Elrod came to Chariton in 1904.   He was not a graduate in medicine, but was licensed under the "time act" in 1886.  He was an active member of the Masonic Order and at his death he was the oldest Mason in the county, in age.  He was likewise a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and was affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church.  The doctor died at this home in Chariton, May 1932, at the ripe old age of four score years and four.  Funeral services were held for him at the Beardsley funeral home.  Interment was in the Chariton Cemetery.
From the History of Medicine In Lucas County by Dr. Throckmorton
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1 comment:

Gary said...

Dr.Elrod's wife was Sarah Elizabeth "Lizza" Rutherford. She was also the child of pioneers from Indiana; William McKinney Rutherford and Miranda Emaline Hagan of Washington County, IN.