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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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I. J. Gibson, M. D.

Dr. I. J. Gibson, a successful and able young medical practitioner, has followed his profession in Fontanelle for the past five years.  His birth occurred in Mercer county, Illinois, on the 4th of November, 1884, his parents being N. W. and Atlanta (Ripley) Gibson, both of whom were natives of Ohio.  They came to Iowa about 1855, locating on a farm in Cedar county, but five years later returned to Rock Island county, Illinois, and there continued to reside until 1865.  In that year they took up their abode in Mercer county, Illinois, where they made their home until 1890, when they located on a farm in Adair county, this state.  Here the father passed away in 1910, being survived by his widow, who yet lives on the old home place and is well known and highly esteemed throughout the community.  To them were born nine children, seven of whom survive.

I. J. Gibson acquired his early education in the common schools and pursued a high-school course at Creston, Iowa.  Having determined upon a professional career, he entered the Chicago Medical College and following his graduation from that institution in 1909 spent one year in practice in South Dakota.  He then returned to this state and opened an office in Fontanelle, where he has followed his profession continuously and successfully since, enjoying a gratifying and steadily growing practice.  He holds membership in the Adair County Medical Society, the Iowa State Medical Society and the American Medical Association and thus keeps in touch with the most advanced methods and latest discoveries of the profession.

On November 23, 1909, Dr. Gibson was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Reed, a native of Adair county and a daughter of A. K. and Ella (Mock) Reed, who are now residents of Orient, Iowa.  The Doctor is a worthy exemplar of the Masonic fraternity, belonging to Lodge No. 539, A. F. & A. M., and he is also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Fontanelle, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks at Creston, and the Woodmen of the World.  He is esteemed alike in fraternal, social and professional circles, for his characteristics are such as everywhere awaken respect and regard.



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