Biography of Dr. H. L. Isherwood
Jasper County, MO Biographies





H. L. ISHERWOOD. M. D.
Among the prominent physicians of Jasper county, Missouri, is Dr. H. L. Isherwood, of Carl Junction, who was born in Mount Vernon, Linn county, Iowa, on August 1, 1830. He traces his American ancestry to Robert Isherwood, his grandfather, who came from England about the time of the Revolutionary war, and settled in the state of Pennsylvania. His son, the Rev. T. C. Isherwood, who became the father of our subject, was born in Pennsylvania, and removed to Iowa about 1849. By occupation he was a farmer and also a grain dealer, while for a great many years he was a minister in the Methodist church. His useful life ended when he was about seventy five years of age.

The beloved mother of Dr. Isherwood was in her maidenhood Miss Polly Lowery, who was born in West Newton, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Dr. Stephen Lowery, a well known physician of West Newton, of Scotch-Irish descent. She now resides with her one daughter, Mattie A., in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and has passed her ninetieth year. Her three sons are: Dr. Isherwood, of this sketch; T. G., a practicing physician in Chicago; and A. D., a stockman of the far west.

The early education of Dr. Isherwood was acquired in the public schools and then he prepared for Cornell College, at which he was graduated in 1876, receiving successively the degrees of bachelor of science and master of science. His reading and study from earliest youth had been in the direction of medicine, and as an enthusiastic student he entered Rush Medical College in 1878.

Dr. Isherwood first located for practice in Clarksville, Butler county, Iowa, and remained there for about two years, coming then to Jasper county, and locating in Carl Junction in 1882. Since that time he has been actively and successfully engaged, in practice and has won the confidence of a continually increasing list of grateful patients.

Dr. Isherwood was married in 1.888 to Miss May Coons, who was born in Wisconsin, and to this marriage three children have been born: Hortense L., Niena M. and Eber Dudley. Dr. Isherwood has been one of the most prominent and active members of the Democratic party in the county. For the past ten years he has been a member of the Democratic county committee, and in 1892 was elected to the thirty seventh general assembly from the western district of Jasper county. He has been a member of both city and county medical societies and is fraternally connected with the Masonic, the Ancient Order of United Sorkmen, the Knights of Pythias, and with other orders.

One of the large farms of Jasper county belongs to Dr. Isherwood, consisting of two hundred and forty acres of land, well improved and very valuable, and he has also invested in some mining enterprises. Both as a public spirited citizen and skillful physician he is highly esteemed, and is most assuredly one of the real representative men of this great, prosperous and important county.

From:
The Biographical History of Jasper County, Missouri
By Hon. Malcolm G. McGregor
The Lewis Publishing Co.
Chiago 1901


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