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Dr. Earl A. GILMORE, veterinary surgeon of Effingham, KS was born September 27, 1887 at Ames, IA, a son of William J. and Jerusha (NORTON) Gilmore. His father was born in 1850 in New York State and when an infant accompanied his father, George Gilmore to Iowa. His mother was born at Zearing, IA, November 10, 1855 and died March 7, 1898. William J. was reared on the pioneer farm in Iowa and was able when a young man to take advantage of the opportunity to amass wealth in the new and rich state, which was being developed during his day and lifetime. He was married September 5, 1869. He became one of Iowa's most prosperous farmers and in his later days when he retired from active farm work, he traveled extensively throughout the country, visiting many points in the West, and the Philippine Islands On February 1, 1915, while aboard a Missouri Pacific train en route to Kansas /city the train was wrecked and he was injured to such an extent that he was laid up in the hospital at Kansas City for several weeks and then returned to his home at Ames, IA. There were ten children in the Gilmore family, Mrs. Uretta STEVENS of Star City, MI; Mrs. Maria PELLERSELLS, of Grand Rapids, WI; Maines Gilmore, now in Alaska; Charles, of Greeley, CO; George, living in Iowa; William a college professor at Winnipeg, Canada; Earl A., the subject of this review; Mrs. Eva BURTON, of Ames, IA; Ella, deceased; one child died in infancy. The mother of these children was a daughter of Isaac Gilmore a native of Ireland. The Gilmore family is also of Irish descent, all four of Dr. Gilmore's grandparents having emigrated from the Emerald Isle.

Earl A. Gilmore was educated in the Nevada (Iowa) High School and studied at Drake University for one year; the Iowa State College in Ames for two and one-half years; then studied for two years in the Kansas City Veterinary College, graduating April 16, 1912. His funds being exhausted, when he decided to become a veterinary surgeon, he found it necessary to work his way through his final college course, by doing reportorial work on the staff of the Kansas City Star. Upon his graduation he immediately located in Effingham and has built up an extensive practice in his profession, covering a territory of twelve miles, north and south and nine miles east and west.

Dr. Gilmore is a member of the Missouri Valley Veterinary Association and the National veterinary fraternity, the Kansas City chapter of the Delta Alpha Psi. He is a Republican in politics and is fraternally affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows lodge and the Knights and Ladies of Security. Dr. Gilmore takes a keen and active interest in the civic welfare of Effingham and is usually found in the forefront of undertakings which are intended to promote the best interests of the city.

Taken from:

History of Atchison County, Kansas

by Sheffield Ingalls - 1916

Submitted by:

Clemi Higley Blackburn, July 2001

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