Jacob Harry Boss

JACOB HARRY BOSS, M. D., coroner of Cherokee County, and a very highly esteemed physician and surgeon at Weir City, was born in 1871 in Indiana, and is a son of John and Mary (Conrad) Boss.

John Boss was born in Switzerland in 1837, and was 12 years old when he came to America with his parents, who settled in Indiana, and there Mr. Boss followed an agricultural life until a few years ago, when he retired from active pursuits. He married Mary Conrad, who was born in Indiana, and they had seven children, namely: Rosa, Laura Alice, Mary, Helen, Lizzie, Jacob Harry, William Franklin and Carrie.

Dr. Boss grew up on his father's farm, and attended the local schools until he began to study the science of medicine. He prepared for the College of Physicians and Surgeons, at Chicago, an institution which deserves its great reputation, and was there graduated in 190I. He went through his hospital training, and then began practice at North Liberty, Indiana. There he remained until February, 1902, when he removed to Weir City, Kansas. Finding a suitable field, he has built up a lucrative practice, and is rapidly nearing the front rank among the skilled practitioners of this county. He is now serving as coroner of the county.

In 1901, Dr. Boss was united in marriage with Edith Clark, an accomplished lady, who was born at Carlinville, Illinois. They have a very pleasant home at Weir City, and the Doctor has well appointed and conveniently located offices. Both personally and professionally, he is held in high esteem. In politics, he is identified with the Republican party, but takes no very active interest, devoting his attention closely to his profession. He was, however, nominated on the Republican ticket for coroner in 1902, and was elected by a handsome majority.

History of Cherokee County Kansas and its representative citizens, ed. & comp. by Nathaniel Thompson Allison, 1904, transcribed by Carolyn Ward, instructor from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, 2-28-97.

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