Allison, Nathaniel Thompson. History of Cherokee County, Kansas, and Representative Citizens. Chicago, IL: Biographical Publishing Co., 1904. Online index created by Carolyn Ward, instructor at USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, and State Coordinator for The KSGenWeb Project.

Fred D. Northrup

FRED D. NORTHRUP, M. D. The biographer is privileged to present here a brief record of the life of one of Galena's rising young physicians. In the short period of his residence here, he has established a reputation which is fast bringing to him a large and extensive practice. Dr. Northrup came to Galena in July, 1904, and purchased the practice of Dr. E. P. Howell, now of the Kansas City Homeopathic College.

Dr. Northrup was born in New Jersey on February 8, 1875. He is the only son of Benjamin and Clarissa (Bale) Northrup, who are also natives of New Jersey. They there married and remained until 1879, when they removed to Kansas City, Kansas, where the father was employed at his trade of milling. This occupation he has followed ever since with the exception of a period of two years, during which he held the office of chief grain inspector under Governor Stanley. In the family there were four children, of whom the subject of this sketch is the eldest.

Dr. Northrup was carefully trained in the schools of Kansas City, and graduated from the Central High School in the class of 1895. He entered the State University of Kansas, in 1898, from which he took his degree of B. A. Upon leaving the institution he received an appointment in the State grain department which he held for a period of two years, his appointment being received from Governor Stanley. Dr. Northrup then concluded that the field of medicine would be more to his liking, and he matriculated at the Kansas City Homeopathic College. He pursued the course there for about three years, taking the degree of M. D. in the spring of 1904, and being house physician the last year. He at once located in Galena, where, as before stated, he bought the practice of Dr. Howell.

It is rather early to predict the future career of so young a physician, and yet the favor with which Dr. Northrup has been received, and the success which has met his efforts thus far, augur well for his ultimate standing.

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