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Dr. B. H. Chamberlain
Born February 1, 1881

Dr. B. H. Chamberlain, who has been a successful practitioner of medicine at Wyoming since 1903, was born in this city on the 1st of February, 1881, his parents being W. I. and Lucy W. (Witter) Chamberlain. A sketch of the father appears on another page of this volume. Dr. Chamberlain of this review obtained his early education in the public schools of Wyoming and subsequently attended successively the Iowa State College and the Iowa State University, being graduated from the medical department of the latter institution in 1903. Returning to Wyoming, he here purchased the outfit and took up the practice of his former preceptor, Dr. J. W. Kirkpatrick, who had died in May, 1903. Wyoming has since remained the scene of his professional labors and he now enjoys a large and lucrative practice, which has come in recognition of his skill and ability in the application of remedial agencies and the restoration of health. He belongs to the Jones County Medical Society, the Iowa State Medical Society, the American Medical Association and the Iowa Union Medical Society. In July, 1903, Dr. Chamberlain was united in marriage to Miss Iva Tompkins, a native of this county and a daughter of Chauncey and Mary (Jennings) Tompkins. Her paternal grandfather, Rufus Tompkins, made his way from New York to Jones county, Iowa, at an early day, and her mother came from Ohio. Unto Dr. and Mrs. Chamberlain has been born a son, Chauncey, whose natal day was June 28, 1908.
Since age conferred upon him the right of franchise Dr. Chamberlain has given his political allegiance to the republican party. He has served as county coroner for the past five years and has also acted as a member of the school board. He is a worthy exemplar of the Masonic fraternity, is now worshipful master of Keystone Lodge, No. 206, A. F. & A. M., and also belongs to the chapter and commandery at Anamosa and the Mystic Shrine at Cedar Rapids. In religious faith he is a Presbyterian. Although still a young man, he has already attained an enviable position in the ranks of the medical profession and in all life's relations has maintained a high standard of conduct, thus justly meriting the confidence which is so uniformly accorded him in this, his native county.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 119.


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