Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Edgar W. Boardman

DR. E. W. BOARDMAN is the leading homeopathic physician of Parsons, Kansas, where he has been located since 1888, having a lucrative practice throughout the community. His training for this profession was most complete, and his many years of experience have given him the skill to combat the most complicated diseases successfully. He was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, in 1860, and is a son of Dr. H. E. and Susan C. (Lock) Boardman.

Dr. H. E. Boardman was born in Vermont and received his higher education in Middlebury College, in that state. He came west when a young man, and married Susan C. Lock. It was after his marriage that he first conceived the idea of entering the medical profession, and as a result he took a course in Halmemann Medical College at Chicago, Illinois. After his graduation from that institution, he was engaged in practice for the remainder of his life, the greater part of the time in Monroe, Wisconsin. He died at the age of sixty-three years, and was survived by his wife and two sons, the latter being Edgar W., the subject hereof; and Horace P., now a civil engineer on the Chicago & Alton Railroad.

Dr. Edgar W. Boardman obtained his primary education in Monroe, Wisconsin, and was prepared for the practice of medicine in Hahnemann Medical College at Chicago, Illinois, where he graduated with the class of 1884. He spent one year in the hospital, as house surgeon, and in December, 1885, began to practice at Larned, Kansas. He continued there for three years, and in 1888 moved to Parsons, Kansas, where he has since been located. He was successful almost from the start, and his practice has grown constantly since. He is a member of the American Institute of Homeopathy; the Kansas Homeopathic Medical Society, - of which he was formerly president, - and the Labette County Medical Society, of which he is secretary. He was president of the city board of health for two years, his term having expired in April, 1901.

Dr. Boardman was united in matrimony in 1890, with Mrs. Lillie V. Long. Fraternally, he is a member of the A. F. & A. M.; Royal Arcanum; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Modern Woodmen of America; B. P. 0. E.; and Knights of the Maccabees.