|Thomas M. Redmond
Born December 24, 1878
||One of the successful younger physicians of Monticello, Iowa, is Dr. Thomas M. Redmond, who was born in Dysart, this state, December 24, 1878, the son of James and Mary (Gill) Redmond. The father, who died in Dysart, May 23, 1909, at the age of seventy-two, was born in Acklow, County Wicklow, Ireland, April 5, 1837. The Redmond's emigrated to America in 1851 and became residents of New York state. In 1867 they located in Benton county, Iowa, where the survivors of the older generation still reside. The subject of this sketch is the oldest of four children born to the parental union, the others being: James F., owner and manager of a department store at Lamont, Iowa; William H., a senior medical student at Northwestern University Medical school, and Mae, a student at St. Clara College, Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.
Thomas M. Redmond was reared at home and after graduating in 1895 from the Dysart high school entered the employ of the Kullmer Drug Company and after three years as clerk with this firm be became a student at the State University, where be combined the academic course with that of medicine. Two years later he enrolled as a student in the medical school of the Northwestern University of Chicago, from which he was graduated in the class of 1904. During this period, however, he served for six months in Wesley Hospital, substituting for a physician who was ill. When he received the degree entitling him to practice his profession he was offered a remunerative position with the Battle Creek Sanitarium, but under the impression that larger opportunities awaited him elsewhere he refused this appointment and assumed charge of Dr. Connor's practice at Reinbeck, Iowa, during the latter's four months vacation. It was in November, 1904, that he located in Monticello. Since that year he has built up an extensive and lucrative practice, winning the confidence of a large clientele. He has been successful in surgery as in the practice of the healing art.
On the 7th of November, 1906, Dr. Redmond was joined in wedlock to Miss Catherine Mullen, of Laporte City, Iowa, and to them has been born one child, Ralph N. During his college career he was initiated into the Kappa Sigma fraternity and later became one of the organizers and a charter member of the Mu chapter of the Phi Rho Sigma Medical fraternity, the first medical fraternity organized at State University of Iowa. Since leaving college he has also been largely interested in fraternal matters, having joined Root Camp, NO. 282, M. W. A., the Catholic Order of Foresters, the Mystic Workers, the Fraternal Bankers, the 'Home Guards and the Homesteaders. As a member of Jones County Medical Society, of the Iowa State Medical Society, of the Iowa Association of Health Officers, of the Cedar Valley Medical Society and the American Medical Association he keeps abreast with the advancement of his profession. He is now and has been health officer at Monticello the past four years. Partly in recognition of his skill as a practitioner Dr. Redmond was appointed medical examiner for the American Life Old Line Insurance Company, the Equitable Life Insurance Company, and the Bankers Life Association, all of Des Moines, and the Cedar Rapids Insurance Company of Cedar Rapids, and in this capacity he has again proved his title to be known as one of the successful physicians of Monticello. He is a member of the Catholic church.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 233.
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