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Chirobituaries

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    “DR. C.F. KAISER PASSES” (P. 33):

Dr. Carl F. Kaiser, of Connersville, Indiana, passed to his reward on July 13, 1949 following a long illness. He was a man very active in chiropractic circles and his passing will be mourned by his many associates and friends.

Dr. Kaiser was born September 13, 1895 in Ohio County, Indiana

where he attended school.

He attended the Palmer School

Chiropractic,

graduating

in

1918.

Later

he

took

post-graduate

work

of at

Lincoln,

National

and

Logan

colleges.

He

served

in

the

X-ray

Division

of the Medical Norfolk.

Corps

in

World

War

I

at

Fort

Ogelthorpe

and

later

at

His activities included membership in the Indiana Chiropractors Association and the National Chiropractic Association, having served as president of the ICA and state delegate to the NCA. His civic interests included membership in the Masons, Lions International, Methodist church, where he was president of the men’s Bible class for nine years, and director of the Connersville Y.M.C.A. for two years.

Dr. Kaiser is survived by his wife and two daughters nd the

entire profession extends to them sincerest condolences. profession indeed suffered a great loss in his passing.

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    “News flashes: District of Columbia” (p. 42):

LOSS OF TWO CHIROS BY DEATH

The

Dr. Ralph P. McConnell, popular Washington chiropractor, died

suddenly

on

June

3.

“Mac”

was

one

of

Washington’s

younger

chiropractors and one of the most energetic. H NCA and had served both as secretary and National Capital Chiropractic Society.

was

a member of

the

as

president of

the

Dr. Minnie D. Smith, pioneer Washington chiropractor, passed away on July 1. She had practiced in the nation’s Capital thirty-five years. She maintained her office jointly with that of her husband, Dr. Ray P. Smith, who has practiced here for thirty years. “Dr. Minnie,” as she was known to a multitude of patients and friends, had long been a member of the NCA and of the National Capital Chiropractic

Society. – Reported by Dr.

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    “Dr. Halsteen passes on”

  • W.

    S. Lineweaver,

  • (p.

    70):

NCA

state

delegate.

The entire chiropractic profession was shocked to learn of the passing of Dr. Thor H. Halsteen, 52, on July 7, 1949 following an operation at Parkview Hospital, Los Angeles, Calif.

Dr. Halsteen was very active in both professional and civic affairs and contributed much toward the success of his profession.

He was born in Drammen, Norway, May 20, 1897. received his high school and college education, graduating

Here

he

from

the

University of Oslo. He was married to Kristine Naess in came to the United States in 1924. He attended the Palmer

1923 and School of

Chiropractic

in

establishing

his

Davenport, Iowa, first office in Iowa

and Falls,

was after

graduated in 1926, taking post-graduate

work at the Lincoln, National and Nashville colleges. was licensed o practice in Iowa, California, Colorado, Florida.

Dr. Halsteen Maryland and

He served as president, vice-president, and secretary of the Iowa Chiropractic Association, was state delegate to the NCA, and edited the Hawkeye Chiropractor. He was also president of the Executive Committee of the Lincoln Chiropractic College and vice-president of the National Council of Chiropractic Roentgenologists, later becoming a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors.

Besides the many offices held professionally, Dr. Halsteen was also president of the North Hardin County Chapter of the American Red Cross, chairman of the Boy Scouts of America, Iowa Falls, Iowa, worshipful master of A.F. and A.M., member of the Knights of

Keating

13

Pithias, the Lutheran Church, Civilian Defense Council, and director of first and life saving in Iowa Falls. He moved to California and was a member of the California

Chiropractic Association since its inception president of the CCA in 1948, and headed the

in list

1944.

He became

for new

members in

the NCA in 1948-49.

The profession extends sincerest sympathies to and two daughters, Elizabeth Anne and Laila Marie. passing is a great loss to chiropractic.

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    “A pioneer passes on” (p. 72):

Mrs. Halsteen Dr. Halsteen’s

Dr. Harry E. Vedder, on of the profession’s great pioneers, passed away on July 27, 1949 following a fall on a stairway which resulted in a cerebral hemorrhage.

Dr. Vedder was born March 26, 1891 in Hudson, Michigan. His early boyhood was spent in Kansas, when at the age of seven, he went to live with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Will Siebold, in Tacoma, Washington, where he graduated from high school in 1908. He started his career in the First National Bank, St. Johns, Kansas, and later entered the Palmer School of Chiropractic where he taught several subjects as an undergraduate. Graduating in 1912, he became professor of physiology and histology until his resignation in 1926.

While at the Palmer School, he wrote books on physiology and

gynecology and also wrote numerous disease widely used in drugless healing circles. Chiropractic Educator for several years.

tracts He

which have been also edited the

He resigned from the PSC and, with Drs.J.N. Firth, S.J. Burich, and A.G. Hendricks, founded the Lincoln Chiropractic College. Dr. Vedder was the first president of the college and had the satisfaction of watching the college grow from infancy to an institution of nearly 1,000 students. He resigned from the college in 1940 because of ill health and the press of personal business matters. During his career, Dr. Vedder had the pleasure of teaching some 15,000 students now located in all parts of the world.

Dr. Vedder was married on his twenty-first birthday in 1912 to Mina J. Ring at St. Johns, Kans. To them was born an only son, Fred, now a resident of Hermosa Beach. His first wife passed away in 1945 and, in 1947, he was blessed with a second marriage to his bereaved widow, the former Mary E.Kilham. Besides being known for his writings, Dr. Vedder was widely known as a lecturer of renown, traveling throughout the nation and several provinces of Canada.

Dr. Vedder will long be remembered as an ardent worker in the chiropractic field and his good works will live forever.

1949 (Sept): The Record (publication of the “students and faculty” of Carver College) includes:

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    obituary (p. 5):

Chiropractic lost another key Glover of Birmingham, Alabama.

man in the passing of Dr. Glover graduated

Dr. Jack from the

Carver-Denny Chiropractic College, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, some

forty years ago. Chiropractors.

He and his brother, Tom, were Alabama’s first

He is survived by Mrs. Davie Glover; a son, Dr. Willard C. Glover; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Daniels of Birmingham, Alabama and Mrs. Lewis Oddo of Bessemer, Alabama; one sister, Mrs. Ella Sims of Marvel, Alabama; eleven grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.

1949 (Oct): JNCA [19(10)] includes:

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    C.E. Schillig, D.C., PR director for Anabolic Foods in Glendale

CA, authors “My friend - Harry E. Vedder” (p. 27):

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