Orestes L. Garlinghouse, M. D., a prominent physician and surgeon of Iola, Kans., is a native of Kansas. He was born at Topeka, June 18, 1870, and is a son of L. B. and Matilda (Hanawalt) Garlinghouse, natives of Ohio. They came to Kansas in 1864, and settled in Topeka where the father engaged in farming and stock raising, and for a number of years was land inspector for the Santa Fe Railroad Company. He spent the latter part of his life in retirement in Topeka, where he died in January, 1907. Dr. Garlinghouse was educated in the public schools, Washburn College and Baker University, graduating from the latter institution in the class of 1892. He then attended the Kansas Medical College, which afterwards became a department of Washburn College for two years, when he entered Herig Medical College and Hospital, at Chicago, where he was graduated with a degree of Doctor of Medicine, in the class of 1899. He then engaged in the practice of his profession at Walcot, Kans., and while there taught one year in Hahnemann Medical College, Kansas City. In 1900, he came to Iola where he has since been engaged in the practice. Dr. Garlinghouse is a close student of his profession, and in 1904, he took a post-graduate course at the Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Ill., and in 1910, took a course at Carleton College at Farmington, Mo. In addition to giving close attention to his large practice, he is interested in a number of industrial enterprises. In 1901 he built a large business block in Iola, and was one of the organizers of the Humboldt Refrigerator Company, but has disposed of his interest in that enterprise. Dr. Garlinghouse was married September 17, 1899, to Miss Peale, daughter of E. S. and Rovia (Still) Clark. The former a native of Canada and the latter of Missouri. Mr. Clark is an extensive farmer and stock raiser in Franklin county, Kansas. Mrs. Clark is a sister of Dr. A. T. Still, the founder of Osteopathy. Mrs. Garlinghouse was born in Franklin county, and educated in the public schools and Baker University, graduating in the class of 1894, with the degree of Bachelor of Letters, and was a teacher of art before her marriage. To Dr. and Mrs. Garlinghouse have been born three children: Marjorie Pearle, born July 25, 1900, Robert Orestes and Richard Earl, twins, born March 19, 1910. Dr. Garlinghouse has been active in Y. M. C. A. work and was one of the promoters of that organization in Iola, and has been a member of the board of directors ever since the association was established there. He is a member of the County, State and American Medical Associations, and Kansas Homeopathic Medical Association, and was president of that organization during the years 1911-12-13. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of which he is a trustee, and his fraternal affiliations are with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.Pages 262-263 from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.
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