Clark L. Myerly

CLARK L. MYERLY, M. D. Since 1914 the most enlightened tenets of medical and surgical science have found expression in the career of Dr. Clark L. Myerly, one of the younger practitioners of the Jewell County fraternity, who has already made a well-established place for himself in the confidence of the people of Burr Oak. While the period of his practice as compared with those of many of his fellow-physicians in the county is short, it has been his fortune to have so impressed the people of the community with his skill and thoroughness that he has been able to build up a large professional business, and his devotion to the best ethics of his calling has given him standing and reputation is a reliable devotee of his honored science.

Clark L. Myerly was born in Jewell County, Kansas, January 5, 1886, and is a son of L. S. and Ella (Hartley) Myerly. The family originated in Europe, from whence the grandfather came at an early day, being the founder of the family in Iowa, where was born L. S. Myerly in 1859. The father of Doctor Myerly was born in the Hawkeye State, was there reared and educated, and as a young man learned the trade of blacksmith. Coming to Kansas in 1884, he located in Jewell County, where he followed his vocation for three years and then went to Collier, this state, and engaged successfully in farming. In 1909 he retired from agricultural labors and took up his residence at Wakeeney, establishing himself in business as the proprietor of a hardware establishment. He is now the possessor of a profitable patronage and a business that has been developed to important proportions through the medium of good business management and straightforward dealing. Mr. Myerly is a democrat in his political affiliation, and for some years has been prominent in the ranks of his party. He was clerk of the district court of Trego County, Kansas, for four years; served as township trustee for a number of years and as township assessor, and in the fall of 1916 was elected county treasurer of Trego County, a position which he occupies at this time. Having shown fidelity, ability and conscientiousness in the discharge of his duties, his official record is an excellent one, and he holds in the fullest extent the confidence and respect of his fellow-citizens. Mr. Myerly is a member of the Congregational Church and fraternally is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which he has been a member for many years. Mr. Myerly married Miss Ella Hartley, who was born in Iowa, in 1860, and they are the parents of five children: Edward, who is a pharmacist of Kansas City, Missouri; Dr. Clark L., of this notice; Birda, who is single and resides with her parents at Wakeeney; Grace, who is the wife of Roy Downey, proprietor of a meat market business at Collier, Kansas; and Leo, who is connected with a mercantile establishment at Wakeeney, joined the Colorado National Guards in June, 1917, and at the present time is at the officers' training camp at Fort Logan, Colorado, preparing for service in the present great war.

Clark L. Myerly received his early education in the public schools of Collier, Kansas, and made such an excellent record in his studies that he was given a certificate of scholarship for entrance in Baker University. He attended that well known institution for five years, leaving in 1908, and in the following year commenced studying for his chosen profession at the University Medical College, Kansas City, Missouri. He was graduated in 1913, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine, following which he was house physician at the Bell Memorial Hospital at Rosedale, Kansas, for one year, and in 1914 came to Burr Oak and established himself in practice. He carries on a general medical and surgical business, with offices in the Hospital Building, and, as before noted, has made rapid strides toward the forefront in his calling. He continues to be a close and constant student, and has taken several post-graduate courses, one at Kansas City and the other, in 1917, at the Post-Graduate Hospital, Chicago. He holds membership in the Jewell County Medical Society, the Kansas State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and is fraternally affiliated with Burr Oak Lodge No. 178, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; Burr Oak Lodge No. 298, Independent Order of Odd Follows and the Rebekahs; and Eureka Chapter No. 69, Order of the Eastern Star. Politically he is a democrat. Doctor Ntyerly is unmarried.


A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written & compiled by William E. Connelley, 1918, transcribed by students from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, December, 1999.

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