Monday, October 26, 2009

George Earnest Rinker


RINKER, George Earnest.  Physician & Surgeon, born Numa, Iowa, May 31, 1877, son of Robert Franklin Rinker and Julia Ann Brinkley; educated Seymour HS 1896; 189-1903 attended Sioux City Coll of Medicine, MD 1903; Highland Park Coll., Des Moines 2 years; grad work in surgery, Omaha, Neb., and work in physio-therapeutics, Chicago.  Married Effie Bradley Sidles, 6, 1902, Jerome.  Son, J. Robert; daughter Margaret.  1896-99 rural school teacher, Wayne and Appanoose Co.; 1899-1900 dep co supt of schools, Woodbury Co., under J. D. Keller; 1900, practicing medicine, Oto; member Woodbury Co. Health Service; 1903, licensed to practice med in Nebraska; surg for IC RR; mbr outstaff of St Joseph's Hospital, Sioux City; 12 yrs member & Pres Oto Pub School Bd; past mbr Oto city council; owner 320 acre farm in Woodbury Co. and 6 residential properties in Oto; 1937, hon life member Sioux Valley Med Soc; Woodbury Co and Iowa St Med Socs; AMA; IOOF; AF&AM, Smithland; Methodist Church; Republican; hobby - farming; office & residence Oto.
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Transcribed from The Iowa Press Association's Who's Who in Iowa:  A Biographical Record of Iowa's Leaders in Business, Professional and Public Life [Des Moines: The Iowa Press Association, 1940], Woodbury Co., page 1293.  The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution of this biography to The Jerome Journal by Mona Knight, Coordinator of the IAGenWeb Appanoose County web site.

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