DR. JOHN O. MILNER, physician and surgeon at Kansas City, Kansas, has practiced his profession in this place for nearly a quarter of a century, and has gained favor among a large and representative patronage. He is a practitioner of equipment equal to that of the best and he has been a devoted student of his profession since youth. His knowledge of the science, and his sympathetic manner have given him rank among the most skilful and popular physicians in the city.
Dr. Milner was born in Morgan county, Ohio, on the 28th of March, 1861, and he is a son of George and Mary Ellen (Orr) Milner, the former of whom was born in Belmont county, Ohio, in the year 1810, and the latter of whom was a native of County Antrim, Ireland, where her birth occurred in 1817. The great-grandfather of the doctor was Edward Milner, who came from England to Virginia.
In the common schools of his native county Dr. Milner received his early educational training and subsequently he attended Beverly Academy and the Stockport High School. He was also a student in a normal school in Ohio and thereafter was for a time a teacher in the schools of his native state. In 1885 he was matriculated as a student in the University Medical College of Kansas City, Missouri, in which well equipped institution he was graduated as a member of the class of 1887, duly receiving his degree of Doctor of Medicine. Immediately after graduation he entered the Northern Pacific Railroad hospital at Brainerd, Minnesota, where he was Assistant Surgeon for one year. In 1888 he located in Kansas City, Kansas, where he has since made his home and where, in 1899, he was appointed surgeon for the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Company, retaining that incumbency to the present time, in 1911. He is also surgeon for The Procter and Gamble Manufacturing Company and in connection with his life work is a member of the Wyandotte County Medical Society, the Kansas State Medical Society; the American Medical Association and the American Railroad Surgeons Association, and is a member of the staff of Bethany Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.
On the 21st of September, 1897, Dr. Milner married Miss Susan C. Fisher, who was born at Hudson, Wisconsin, and who is a daughter of Sanford and Louisa (Drury) Fisher. Mr. Fisher is a native of East Liverpool, Ohio. Mrs. Fisher was born in Washington, Pennsylvania.
In the time honored Masonic order Dr. Milner is affiliated with Armourdale Lodge, No. 271, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons; and with Caswell Consistory, No. 5, of the Scottish Rite branch, having attained to the thirty-second degree. In his political convictions he accords a stalwart allegiance to the principles and policies promulgated by the Democratic party. Among his friends Dr. Milner is highly esteemed for his social nature, his genial disposition and deep human sympathy and he has ratified strong friendship by his deference for the opinions of others and his kindly consideration.
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