Biography of Dr. W. T. Carson
Adams County, NE Biographies





Dr. W. T. Carson, who follows the most improved scientific methods in the practice of medicine and surgery, is one of the more recent arrivals in Hastings, having taken up his abode here in October, 1915, but he is not unknown in the county, for he had previously practiced with success at Holstein. He was born in Moline, Illinois, July 24, 1867, a son of Peter N. and Ida (Gurius) Carson, both of whom were natives of Germany but in early life came to the United States. They were married in Moline, Illinois, and removed to La Crosse, Wisconsin, where W. T. Carson attended the public schools until twelve years of age. The family then went to Denver, Colorado, where they lived for one year. They removed to Hastings, Nebraska, in 1881, and the first set of abstract books for Adams county was made by Mr. Carson. For some time he was deputy county clerk and was very able in the discharge of his duties. W. T. Carson remained in Denver until 1885, when he came to Hastings and spent one year as a student in Hastings College. He afterward attended the State University of Iowa, there pursuing his medical course, which he completed by graduation with the class of 1889. He then located for practice in Holstein, where he remained for twenty six years, or until October, 1915, when he returned to Hastings and opened an office. He is widely recognized as an able physician and his ability has brought to him a liberal and growing practice.

In early manhood Dr. Carson was united in marriage to Miss Jennie E. Larsen, a daughter of C. P. Larsen. They have two children, Leona and William, both of whom are attending school. Fraternally Dr. Carson is connected with the Modern Woodmen of America and filled nearly all of the offices in the camp at Holstein, of which he was a charter member. He is identified with the Eagles at Hastings and the Sons of Herman. He belongs to the Lutheran church and in his political views is a republican, being recognized as one of the active leaders in the local ranks of the party. He served as chairman of the town board when in Holstein ands as mayor of the city and was a member of the school board there and also treasurer of the school district. His attention, however, has chiefly been concentrated along the line of his profession. He is not only a graduate physician but also a registered pharmacist and likewise a graduate of the Jacksonian Optical College. These add to his efficiency in the treatment of patients and at all times he keeps in touch with the trend of modern thought and progress. He belongs to the Adams County, Nebraska State, and American Medical Associations, is also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has taken several post graduate courses and also attended clinics in Germany, specializing in the diseases of women and children. He reads broadly, thinks deeply and the result of his investigations is manifest in his growing ability in his practice.

From:
Past and Present of
Adams County, Nebraska
Supervisong Editor: Judge William R. Burton
Assistant Editor: David J. Lewis
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago, 1916


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