Pages 642-643, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.




From no professional man do we expect or exact so many of the cardinal virtues as from the physician. If the clergyman is austere we imagine that his mind is absorbed with the contemplation of things beyond our ken; if our lawyer is brusque and crabbed, it is the mark if genius; but in the physician we expect not only superior mentality and comprehensive knowledge but sympathy as wide as the universe. Dr. Lee in large measure meets all of these requirements and is regarded by many as an ideal physician. He is indeed the loved family doctor in many a


household and the value of his service to the community cannot be overestimated.

The doctor was born at Markham, Illinois, December 4, 1867, a son of Thomas and Martha (Hall) Lee, natives of Illinois and still residents of Markham. They had nine children of whom our subject is the fifth in order of birth. He attended the district schools in his youth and was reared upon the home farm, working in the fields from the time of early spring plowing until crops were garnered in the late autumn. In the winter he pursued his education and when he was prepared to take up the higher branches of learning he entered the college at Jacksonville. When his literary course was completed he began the study of medicine under the direction of Dr. T. M. Cullimore, of Jacksonville, and in 1892 he was graduated in the Marion Sims Medical College in St. Louis, Missouri. He afterward continued his studies in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, at Keokuk, Iowa, and completed a course in that school with the graduating class of 1894.

In Meredosia, Illinois, Dr. Lee began practice but after a year came to Kansas, locating in Yates Center in 1895. Soon, however, he came to Toronto, where he has since remained. He is local surgeon for the A. T. & S. F. R. R. Co., having served the company in that capacity for about three years. His knowledge of the science of medicine, combined with a pleasing personality inspires a feeling of confidence and his patients uniformly praise his gentleness as well as his skill, which is the secret of the large patronage which he has secured since coming to Toronto.

On the 16th of September, 1897,, was celebrated the marriage of Dr. Lee and Miss Minnie Kaltenbach, a most estimable young lady of Toronto. They now have a wide acquaintance in the city where they reside and the hospitality of the best homes is cordially extended them. The doctor is yet a young man, ambitious and energetic, and a successful career the future undoubtedly holds for him.

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