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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J. Stanley Tinder

DR. J. STANLEY TINDER. Among the prominent druggists and physicians of Parsons, Kansas, is the gentleman whose name appears at the opening of this sketch. For many years he has been one of Parsons' leading pharmacists, and is a specialist in hair, skin and scalp diseases. Naturally of a studious turn of mind, he has spent years in study and preparation for his profession, and is thoroughly competent to handle the large clientele which it is his good fortune to have. Dr. Tinder was born in Hendricks county, Indiana, in 1861.

Dr. Tinder received his primary education in his native county, and later attended the Danville Normal School, - graduating with the class of 1882. During the time he attended school, he was also clerk in a drug store. In 1882, Dr. Tinder went to Indianapolis, Indiana, where he worked as clerk in a drug store for two years, and in 1884 attended Central College of Physicians and, Surgeons. He then went to Parsons, Kansas, where he was employed as drug clerk, for three years. In 1888, he started in business far himself, and has conducted a drug store ever since. In 1897, Dr. Tinder took a special course at the Indiana Medical College, at Indianapolis, and a second course at the Chicago Physio-Medical College, - graduating with the class of 1898. He followed a general practice in connection with his drug business, but only for a short time. He then turned his attention to the specialty of hair, skin and scalp diseases, in which he has been very successful. He is a young man, and a bright future awaits him.

Dr. Tinder was united in marriage with Ella Ray, in 1886, and they have three children: Ray, Loyall, and Gail. Dr. Tinder is a member of the lodges of the A. 0. U. W., Select Friends, and also of the Knights of the Maccabees, of which he is commander. He is a Democrat, in politics, and has served on the school board for three years, and on the board of health for two years. He is a very popular man in Parsons, and commands the respect of all who know him.