Edward M. Miers, M. D., a successful physician and surgeon, of Hanover, Kan., was born on his father's farm near Waco, Neb., September 28, 1884, the son of August and Minnie (Bogart) Miers. The elder Miers was a native of Germany, who came to America with his parents shortly after the close of the Civil war, the family locating in Nebraska, where both father and son were farmers. In 1883 August Miers brought his family to Kansas and settled at Colby, Thomas county, where he resided until his death, which occurred in August, 1901.
Dr. Miers received his preliminary educational discipline in the public schools, later was enrolled as a student in the Oberlin High School, from which he graduated with the class of 1901. The death of his father occurring in August of this year he was compelled to work his way while completing his education. In the fall of 1901 he matriculated in the Kansas State Agricultural College, where he remained for four years. He met his expenses by securing employment as one of the janitor force and was made head janitor during his second year in the institution. He was employed during vacations as a section hand with the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Company. In 1906 he entenred[sic] the University Medical College at Kansas City, Mo., his studies at the Manhattan institution entitling him to a half-year's credit on his medical course. During his first year he was made a laboratory assistant and remained in this capacity during his entire course. During his freshman year he taught members of the sophomore class, and as assistant in the laboratory received twenty-five cents per hour. He was also employed as a drug clerk during the first two years of his attendance, his hours being from 4 p. m. until midnight, and his studying was done while filling this position. During his third year he passed the examination of the Missouri State Board of Pharmacy and subsequently was employed as a druggist. His last two years were spent as an assistant in the hospital, known as undergraduate help, this position having been given him succeeding his passing the examination, and in which he stood first. During his senior year he practiced his profession and was graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1910. On June 23, of the last named year, he located for practice at Hanover, Kan., where he has built up a successful clientele. He has attained reputation as a surgeon, and in 1913 promoted the organization of a company to erect and equip a hospital. This is now under way and when completed Hanover will be indebted for this much needed utility to the progressiveness of Dr. Miers. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Kansas State and the Washington County Medical societies. His political affiliations are with the Republican party, and he is a member of Fairbury Lodge, No. 1203, Benevolen[sic] and Protective Order of Elks, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Dr. Miers married, on May 16, 1910, Miss Emily J. Cummins, the daughter of L. W. and Louise Cummins, of Bowie, Tex. She was reared in that State and acquired her education in its rural schools and the St. Joseph Convent at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is a member of the Catholic church. Her father was a farmer and stockman and died when she was a young girl.Pages 505-506 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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