|Dr. Henry K. Patton|
||Any new theory or innovation of any kind must establish for itself a place by its worth and merit, for it is always subject to opposition on the part of the conservative who resent change of any kind. This has been the history of osteopathy, but its practice has in the passing years become firmly established as a system of worth in the restoration of health and the prevention of disease. A successful practitioner of this system of healing in Anamosa is Dr. Henry K. Patton. His life record began at Moberly, Missouri, while his parents, Thomas J. and Nellie (Daniels) Patton, were natives of Virginia and Kentucky respectively. The parents lived in Missouri for many years and there the father died in 1891 at the age of fifty-four years, while the mother still survives at the old homestead in that state. In their family were nine children: Effie L., the eldest, is the wife of J. B. Baker, a resident of Cairo, Missouri; Oleta, died in infancy; Carson, who wedded May Patton, is a resident of Clifton Hill, Missouri; Arthur W., makes his home in Tampa, Florida; Henry K., is the next of the family; Mary Elizabeth is the wife of Fred Melvin, living in Blendinsville, Illinois; Pleasant L., who married a Miss Hill, resides on the old homestead at Jacksonville, Missouri; Earnest is married and makes his home in Kansas City, Missouri; and John D., is married and lives in Kansas City.
Henry K. Patton attended the public schools in his early youth and afterward pursued a complete course in the University of Missouri, thus becoming qualified by a liberal education for life's practical and responsible duties. He afterward entered the college of osteopathy in Kirksville, Missouri, and was graduated therefrom with the class of June, 1900. On the 27th of the same month he located at Anamosa, where he has established a large practice, his patronage steadily increasing as the years have gone by and he has demonstrated the value and worth of his professional services. He has comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and the component parts of the human body and in his practice has done such excellent work that many cures are now recorded to his credit.
In June, 1904, Dr. Patton was united in marriage to Miss Catherine Irene Sullivan, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Sullivan, natives of Jones county, Iowa. They had one daughter, Dorothy Josephine. Dr. Patton belongs to Anamosa Lodge, No. 46, A.F.&A.M., and is also connected with the Mystic Workers. His religious faith is indicated in his membership in the Presbyterian church while his political belief is that of the democratic party. His salient qualities are those of honorable manhood, of progressive citizenship and fidelity to a high standard of professional service, and the regard in which he is held has thus followed as the logical sequence of his salient and commendable traits of character.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 73.
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