Biography of Dr. John F. Carey
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John F. Carey, M. D., one of the younger members of the medical profession at Joliet, is a well known citizen of the community. He was born at Braceville, Grundy County, Ill., May 10, 1897, the son of Dr. John F. and Mary (Campbell) Carey.

Dr. John F. Carey, deceased, was for many years a leading physician and surgeon of Grundy County. He was born in LaSalle County, Ill., where he spent his early life. He was graduated from the St. Louis College of Physicians and Surgeons and served as interne at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis. From 1896 until the time of his death, March 19, 1921, Dr. Carey engaged in practice at Braceville. He was a Democrat and served for many years as health officer of Grundy County. He was identified with the Grundy County, Illinois State, and American Medical Associations. He was a member of the Catholic Church His widow resides at Joliet. To Doctor and Mrs. Carey were born five children: John F., the subject of this sketch; Campbell, physician, a graduate of Northwestern University, now serving as interne at St. Luke's Hospital; Madee, attends the University of Iowa; Cecelia, a graduate of the University of Illinois, now a teacher in the public schools of Milwaukee, Wis.; and Gregory attends the University of Iowa.

John F. Carey was educated in the public schools of Braceville and in 1914 was graduated from Joliet Township High School. During 1915-16 he taught school at Wilton Center, Ill., and in 1917, was graduated from Junior College. He received the degree of Doctor of Medicine from Northwestern Medical College in 1921 and spent the following two years as an interne in Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago. He began his practice in Joliet in 1923 with offices in the Morriss Building. Dr. Carey is a member of the staffs of the Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago; Wesley Hospital, Chicago; Passavant Hospital, Chicago; Silver Cross Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital, Joliet. He is an associate in pediatrics at Northwestern Medical School, and is identified with the Will County Medical Society, Illinois State Medical Society, and the American Medical Association.

In 1923 Dr. Carey was united in marriage with Miss Frances Powers, daughter of John and Elizabeth Powers of Chicago. They have two sons, John III, and Edwin.

Dr. Carey is a Republican, a member of St. Raymond's Catholic Church, and belongs to Nu Sigma Nu Fraternity, Joliet Country Club, and American Legion.

During the World War Dr. Carey was attached to the Student Army Training Corps.

From:
History of Will County, Illinois
By: August Maue
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1928


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