Norman B. Fall

NORMAN B. FALL, M. D. Though established in his profession at Geuda Springs only a few years, Doctor Fall has proved himself a physician and surgeon of thorough competence and equal to all the emergencies and exigencies of his work, and at the same time has taken a decided interest and wholesome part in the affairs of his community.

Doctor Fall is a native of Kansas, having been born at Hutchinson February 7, 1891. His ancestors were Scotch-Irish people who settled in North Carolina in colonial times. His grandfather, Abram Fall, who was born in South Carolina in 1843, was a Kansas pioneer. After leaving his native state he lived in Indiana and Iowa, but in 1874 came to Kansas and spent the rest of his active life as a farmer near Hutchinson, where he died in 1909. He married a Miss Asher, a native of Indiana. She died in Reno County, Kansas.

The father of Doctor Fall is G. T. Fall, who is a resident of Hutchinson. He was born near Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1861, and during his boyhood lived in Indiana and Iowa, and was thirteen years of age when his parents came to Reno County, Kansas. He has had varied experiences as a farmer and coal miner, but has done his chief work in agriculture and still lives on his farm just south of the City of Hutchinson. He is a republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Modern Woodmen of America. G. T. Fall married Elizabeth Glick, who was born at Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1863. They became the parents of four children: Howard, a stock buyer living at Hutchinson, Kansas; Nettie, wife of W. F. Redman, city clerk of Victor, Colorado; Robert, a clothing merchant at Hutchinson; and Dr. Norman B. Fall.

Doctor Fall grew up on his father's farm near Hutchinson, attended the public schools of that city, graduating from high school in 1909. He pursued his medical courses in the University Medical School of Louisville, Kentucky, where he was graduated M. D. in 1913. While in college he was a member of the Greeek[sic] letter societies Phi Beta Pi and Gamma Delta Theta. After getting his degree he spent a year as interne in the Louisville City Hospital, and thus was fortified by a thorough practical training as well as by a knowledge of medicine in the theoretical sense when he took up his private work in the profession. In the fall of 1914 Doctor Fall located at Geuda Springs, and has since given his entire thought and energies to his general medical and surgical practice. In 1916 he interrupted his practice for further study in the Chicago Post-Graduate School of Medicine. Doctor Fall has his offices on First Street. He is local health officer of Geuda Springs, has served as a member of the town council two years, and is a member of the Sumner County Medical Society and the Kansas State Medical Society. Politically he is a republican, and is affiliated with Geuda Springs Lodge No. 220, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Doctor Fall was married at Hutchinson, Kansas, in 1913, to Miss Nellie Keir, daughter of John and Nellie Keir. Her mother is now living at Winfield, Kansas. Her father, deceased, was an extensive farm owner in that vicinity.


A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written & compiled by William E. Connelley, 1918, transcribed by Rebecca Ransome and Stephanie Kuehn, students from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, September 7, 1999.

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