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Dr David Crawford Brockman
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1853
Cedar Rapids
Linn County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 21, 1925
Ottumwa
Wapello County
Iowa, USA

Dr. David Crawford Brockman was born to Walter Leake and Helen Crawford Brockman. In the spring of 1855, when he was about 15 mos old the family moved to a farm south of Shellsburg in Benton County, Iowa. He attended the Parkers Grove school until he was 14, when the family moved in the spring of 1868 to a farm out side of Blairstown in Benton County, Iowa. His father operated a nursery business from their family farm. David attended the Blairstown Academy and worked on the farm.

In the spring of 1870 David entered Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. He lived as a boarder in a private house and also taught school in the Kepler brick school house. He worked at his father's nursery when he was not in school.

In 1874 he began studying medicine with Dr. Jones in Blairstown. In the fall of 1876 David entered the Medical Dept of the Iowa State University in Iowa City. He graduated from there in March 1878. He located in Marengo, Iowa to begin his medical practice. He married Sarah Augusta Mallory on November 5, 1879.

Dr. David was a Mason and an elder in the Presbyterian church. He served as the U.S. Pension Examining Surgeon and the surgeon for 3 different railroads. After 14 years in Marengo, Dr. David moved his family to Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa where the town was beginning to form and build a City Hospital. He served as the President of the Wapello County Medical Society, the President of the Tri-State Medical Society, President of the Iowa Railway Surgeon's Association, and President of the Iowa Medical Society.

Dr. David practiced general medicine and surgery until about 1905, when he limited his work to surgery, consultation and teaching in the Medical Department of the State University of Iowa. His wife, Augusta, died in 1908 and he was remarried in 1910 to Lucy Nottingham Warden.

Dr. David died at 5:30 in the morning from an apparent heart attack at the age of 71. His funeral was held at home. He left behind a wife, 5 grown children and 2 young grandchildren.

In the formal Expression of Appreciation from the Wapello County Medical Society were these sentiments: "...He became one of the pioneers and leaders in the practical use of the many wonderful developments in medicine over the past 40 years....As a debater in medical meetings, his judgment was clear and unduly positive, but he was usually found to be on the right side of the questions he was called upon to decide. He was prompt, uncompromising, and severe in his condemnation of wrong....He always strove for the elevation of the standards of our profession. He was a natural teacher...The lessons he taught and the warnings he gave saved many lives."

 
 
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 Parents:
  Walter Leake Brockman (1821 - 1906)
  Helen Crawford Brockman (1819 - 1890)
 
 Spouses:
  Sara Augusta Mallory Brockman (1855 - 1908)
  Lucy N Warden Brockman (1868 - 1959)
 
 Children:
  Helen Augusta Brockman (1883 - 1964)*
  Charles Walter Brockman (1887 - 1953)*
  Louise Mallory Brockman (1889 - 1957)*
  Hilda Brockman (1892 - 1932)*
  Ruth Mallory Brockman Roy (1897 - 1937)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles W. Conner (1842 - 1905)**
  Eli Brockman (1850 - 1917)*
  David Crawford Brockman (1853 - 1925)
  Sarepta Ellen Brockman Barnes (1855 - 1920)*
  Walter Leake Brockman (1857 - 1936)*
  John S Brockman (1859 - 1863)*
  Katherine B. Brockman Mason (1859 - 1906)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Ottumwa Cemetery
Ottumwa
Wapello County
Iowa, USA
Plot: 39~3
 
Maintained by: Tamara Brockman Foran
Originally Created by: Sara Cross
Record added: Oct 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98365372
Dr David Crawford Brockman
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Dr David Crawford Brockman
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