Biography of Dr. Walter E. Nowers
Adams County, NE Biographies





Dr. Walter Edward Nowers, one of the progressive and capable young physicians of Adams county, has practiced in Kenesaw since completing his hospital work and has gained a large and representative patronage. He was born in Howell, Nebraska, on the 20th of June, 1881, a son of George and Mary (Allen) Nowers. The father was born in England in 1843 and died in Howell, Nebraska, in 1883. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Mary Allen, was born in Illinois in 1850 and is now living in Iienesaw.

Walter E. Nowers attended the country schools and subsequently became a student in the Leigh high school, from which he was graduated in 1898. During five winters he taught school in Colfax county and devoted his summers to attending the Wayne and Fremont Normal Schools. He was also employed on the Northwestern Railroad for one year, but in 1904 entered the Creighton Medical College in Omaha, having determined upon the practice of medicine as a life work. He was graduated with the degree of M. D. in 1908 and afterward served as interne in the Inglewood Hospital for a year and a half. He then came to Kenesaw and began the independent practice of his profession. It was not long before his ability and conscientiousness gained recognition and as the years have passed his practice has grown steadily.

Dr. Nowers was married on the 10th of January, 1910, to Miss Susie Petit, of Otisville, Michigan, by whom he has a daughter, Grace. He is connected with a number of fraternal organizations, belonging to Kenesaw Lodge, No. 144, A. F. & A. M., in which he is senior deacon; Kenesaw Lodge, No. 231, I. O. O. F., of which he is vice grand; Enterprise Lodge, No. 29, K. P., of which he is chancellor commander; Kenesaw Lodge, No. 188, A. O. U. W., of which he is treasurer; and Leigh Court, Tribe of Ben Hur, of Leigh, Nebraska. His religious beliefs accord with the teachings of the Methodist church, of which he is a member, and his political allegiance is given to the republican party. He largely concentrates his energies upon his professional work and has won the confidence of both the general public and his colleagues. He is also popular personally and is considered as one of the leading citizens of Kenesaw.

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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