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1950 (Jan): ICA Review [4(8): 4] includes: EARLY PIONEER PASSES Dr. W.O. Powell, 80, McMinnville, Ore., one of that state's first Chiropractors died recently after nearly forty-five years of practice. A past president of the Pacific Chiropractic College, Portland, he opened his McMinnville offices March 4, 1905. The widow, two sons and two daughters survive.

1950 (Feb): JNCA [20(2)] notes:

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    “Dr. H.J. Pfaff is killed” (p. 15):

Word has been received of the death of Dr. Henry J. Pfaff, Lewiston, Montana, one of the founders of the Junior NCA, as the result of an automobile accident on New Year’s Day. Particulars of the accident and burial service are not available at this time, but will be published in a future issue of The JOURNAL as soon as received.

Dr. Pfaff was indeed a credit to his profession.


progressive and he was a fighter for his professional passing represents a great loss to chiropractic.


was His

1950 (Mar): JNCA [20(3)] includes:

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    “A pioneer passes” (p. 8):

Dr. Alfred P. Zeigler, of Pittsburgh, Pa., died at the age of seventy-five on October 15, 1949. Death was caused by apoplexy. Dr. Zeigler was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Chiropractic College, later doing postgraduate work at the Universal Chiropractic College.

Dr. Zeigler practiced in Pittsburgh for twenty-five years and served as president of the Allegheny County Chiropractic Society just prior to going to Georgia in 1938, where he practiced in Atlanta for ten years.

He was a member of the Georgia Chiropractic Society, the Lions Club of Atlanta, and the Peachtree Christian Church of that city. He also belonged to the Blue Lodge, Chapter, Shrine and Commandery.

1950 (Apr): JNCA [20(4)] includes:

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    “Indiana chiropractor passes” (p. 9): Dr. William C. Ellery, 75, passed away March 2 at his home, 3641

    • N.

      Grant Avenue. Dr. Ellery was one of the earliest practicing

chiropractors in Indianapolis, where he had practiced thirty-two years before his retirement two years ago.

He was born

in Akron, Ohio, and received his education at

Western Reserve University and the He had been a resident of Indiana

National College of Chiropractic. for thirty-four years. He was a

member of the Central Christian Church, the Masonic Lodge, the Eastern Star, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

The survivors are the widow, Mrs. Mary M. Ellery; three daughters, Mrs. A.H.M. Graves, Mrs. Austin T. Laycock, and Dr. Miriam Fugett, all of Indianapolis; a brother, Fred Ellery, Marion, Ohio; three grandsons, and one great grandson. Dr. Ellery was highly esteemed by those in the profession who knew him. He was unassuming, tolerant, and highly intelligent.

Funeral services were held March 4 at the Flanner and Buchanan Mortuary, followed by cremation.

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    “A pioneer passes” (p. 26):

Dr. Cora H. Cain died at the age of 85 on February 15, 1950, at the home of her daughter, Dr. Mildred Cain Payne, of Okmulgee, Okla.

Dr. Cora also leaves a son, Dr. Breckenridge Cain of Eureka, Calif. Dr. Cain graduated from the first class of Carver College in 1907, and practiced in Oklahoma and California until her retirement several years ago.



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    “News flashes: CANADA” (p. 42) includes: TWO PIONEERS PASS I would like also to advise that we have in the past week, lost two of our prominent chiropractors by death. Dr. Henry T. Scott, of

Campbellford, heart seizure. association for

Ontario, passed away suddenly on March 10 from a He was a member in good standing within our many years and he will be missed by all who had the

pleasure Ontario,

of knowing him. On March 12 Dr. D.C. Parsons, of London, passed away at the age of 74. He was considered the oldest

practicing chiropractor in the city of London for

the Dominion of Canada, having over forty years. Dr. Parsons

practiced in was also a

member of our association in good A. Schnick, secretary-treasurer.


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1950 (May): JNCA [20(5)] includes:

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    “Indianapolis chiropractor passes” p. 8):

Funeral services for Vaughn W. Dean, 55, Indianapolis chiropractor, were recently held at Flanner & Buchanan Mortuary, Indianapolis, Ind.

Born at Mansfield, O., he was graduated from Mansfield High School and attended the University of Illinois three years before enlisting in the Navy during World War I. He entered the Palmer School of Chiropractic, Davenport, Ia., after his discharge from the Navy, graduating in 1920.

After practicing four years in Greenfield, he came to Indianapolis, where he practice since.

He was a member of the Third Christian Church, past master of Capitol City Lodge, F.&A.M.; a member of the Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine, Sahara Grotto, Athenaeum Club, Indiana Chiropractors’ Association and the National Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Dean’s passing represents a great loss to the chiropractic profession.

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    “Dr. Hieserick dies” (p. 33):

Dr. John H. Hieserick passed away at his home at Fortunes Rocks, Biddeford, Maine, on march 26, 1950 at the age of sixty-eight.

Dr. Hieserick was a graduate of the Palmer School of Chiropractic and practiced in Maine since 1915 until his retirement in 1949.

He was a charter member of the Maine Association and served in different offices of the association. He also served as a member of the Maine Board of Chiropractic Examination and Registration for five years. He was interested in all work pertaining to the advancement of chiropractic and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

1950 (Aug): JNCA [20(8)] includes:

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    “News flashes: Montana” (p. 45): DR. SCHMIDT KILLED IN ACCIDENT Dr. R.O. Schmidt, 33, of Lewiston, Montana, was accidentally killed in an automobile accident on May 20, 1950. He was graduated from the National College of Chiropractic, Chicago, Illinois in 1942. Dr. Schmidt is survived by his wife, Jean, and three children, Dickie, Susie, and Sally; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Schmidt of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and his brother, Dr. R.F. Schmidt, of Silverton, Oregon.

Dr. Schmidt will be sorely missed by all who knew him, and his passing represents a great loss to the profession.

1950 (Aug/Sept): Research News (official

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      B.T.R.I.) includes:

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    “Pioneer passes away” (p. 39): Dr. A.G. Eichel, Editor



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