The opportunity which Kansas offers to young men of resolute character is exemplified in the brief but successful career of Doctor Newton, of Glasco, one of the rising physicians of Cloud county. He was born in the state of Iowa, in 1877, but was reared on a farm near Glasco and received his elementary education in the Bethel district school and the graded schools of Glasco, and entered upon a career of teaching, more as a stepping stone to his profession than with an idea of pursuing that vocation.
Doctor Newton is entirely a self made man; he has derived the best possible results front the excellent talents with which nature endowed him and his success is more noticeable and praiseworthy because of the limited opportunities afforded him, for the training and assistance, which are ofttimes considered indispensable when entering upon a career in the professional world. He early learned self reliance, also to be judicious, and these qualities have been leading factors in his character.
In April 1896, he began the study of medicine in the office of Doctor Priest, of Concordia, and two years later entered upon a course of medicine in the Central Medical college, of St. Joseph, Missouri, where be was also surgeon in the St. Joseph Sisters Hospital for two years. He graduated in the spring of 1900 and began the practice of medicine in Glasco. In the autumn of 1900 he entered upon a post-graduate course of medicine in the University of Nashville, Tennessee, graduating in March 1901. Doctor Newton then located permanently in Glasco where his practice is steadily increasing, and it may safely be said the future years hold for him professional honors as well as a high rank among the citizens of his town and the universal regard of his friends and acquaintances.
Doctor Newton was married May 22d, 1901, to Miss Emma Delaplain, a cultured and estimable woman; she is a sister of Mrs. Judy and Mrs. Kelley, of Concordia, where Mrs. Newton has practically been reared. Doctor Newton is a Republican in politics; fraternally he is an Odd Fellow; a member of the Maccabees of Concordia; the National Aid Association; Ancient Order of United Workman; Ancient Order of Pyramids; Modern Woodmen of America, and Royal Neighbors of America.
Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm.
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