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Dr Thomas Elwood
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1834
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 1904
Glidden
Carroll County
Iowa, USA

The first resident physician for Carroll county, Iowa was Dr. Thomas Ellwood, who located in Carrollton in 1865 at the close of the war. He had a large practice extending into surrounding counties, often riding 30 or 40 miles on horseback to attend a patient.

Jan 12, 1904 - Carroll Sentinel - Thomas Elwood was born in New York city in September, 1834. When quite young he came to Iowa and upon the breaking out of the war enlisted in Company C, thirty-ninth Iowa volunteer infantry. He was appointed hospital steward and spent most of his three years in the army in this branch of the service. He was honorably discharged in August 1865, and the same year was united in marriage to Miss Nancy J. Beal of Dallas county, Iowa. Immediately after his discharge from the army Dr. Elwood began the practice of medicine at Carrollton, at that time the county seat of Carroll county.

Deceased had been honored at different times with official positions of confidence and trust. During the early days he filled the office of county judge and also served in the office of county auditor. He has frequently acted in the capacity of the local board of health physician and was occupying that position at the time of his death.

Thirty years ago he came to Glidden and has resided here since. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and in politics always affiliated with the Republican party.

Dr. Elwood was one of the most even tempered men imaginable and it was rare indeed that his mental equilbrium was disturbed. He was a charming conversationalist, a result no doubt of extensive reading aided by a remarkable memory. His library is one of the finest private libraries in the county and his greatest enjoyment in life was found among his books, he also took great delight in the beauties of nature and the little plot of ground in the rear of his office was fragrant with bloom and foliage from spring until fall. He kept himself well informed on all subjects but his views were liberal and generous.

Besides the widow he leaves two daughters, Mrs. John G. Merritt and Mrs. Albert Smith, to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father while the entire community feels a sense of loss in the death of one who was a commandmg figure in the pioneer days of the town and county. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Nancy J Bell Elwood (1843 - 1913)
 
Burial:
West Lawn Cemetery
Glidden
Carroll County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Geo Clinton
Record added: Jan 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64334436
 

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