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Dr. Goldie A. Obenchain, of Fort Wayne, passed away July 14, 1951, at the age of sixty-seven after a short illness.

Dr. Goldie was a practicing chiropractor in Ft. Wayne for thirty- eight years, and was associated with her husband Dr. Garland Obenchain in Central Bldg.

She was a member of Shiloh Chapter O.E.S., Womans Club, and Pythian Sisters. Survivors, besides her husband, are a daughter, one sister, and two brothers. – Taken from Hoosier News Letter, Dr. H.L. Ramsay, NCA delegate.

1951 (Nov/Dec): Research News I.B.T.R.I.) includes: -“In memoriam” (p. 7): Dr. Edwin L. Michie, 38, of Houston, Texas, died on Sunday, August 5th at the Hermann Hospital in Houston. A native of Dallas, he had lived in Houston since childhood and had practiced Chiropractic there the past eleven years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Patsy Michie; two daughters, Martha and Mary Jo Michie; a son, Robert L. Michie; his father, H.B. Michie; and a brother, L.H. Michie. All are from Houston. -“A beloved mother has departed” (p. 11); includes: (official of publication

It is with sad heart and deep lament that we announce the departure of a great and beloved mother from our fold. Saturday evening, October 6, 1951, our much loved Dr. B.M. Hartman died of severe head injuries resulting from an automobile accident, which


the preceding


George W.

Friday morning. Hartman, and

She is survived by her loving






remember Dr. “Mom” Hartman, we know her not only and Obstetrician, but, as her nickname indicates, Counselor to all who loved her…

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    “In memoriam” (p. 19):

as chiropractor a Mother and

Dr. George M. O’Neil, President of O’Neil College of Chiropractic, Fort Wayne, Indiana, died August 4th. He had only been ill for a short period of time.

Dr. O’Neil is survived by his wife, Florence; a daughter, Gloria Ann, and a step-son, Dr. G.R. Anderson, Vice-President of the school; two brothers, J.P. and J.F. O’Neil of Toledo; and a sister at Los Angeles.

1951 (Dec): JNCA [21(12)] includes:

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    “News flahses: North Dakota” (p. 46): DR. WALTH PASSES AWAY We were shocked and grieved beyond measure to hear that what we thought were burns of mediocre importance proved fatal to Dr.

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      K. Walth, of Wishek, N. Dak., yesterday, November 13th. The end came unexpectedly, therefore the shock. Dr. Russell Enge was visiting Dr. Walth only the night before and he seemed in good spirits even though he spoke of feeling tired, which Dr. Russell attributed to the many visitors of that day. There is so little that anyone can say of Dr. Walth that is not already known to every chiropractor in the state and also to many from other states. During his tenure as a state delegate to the National Chiropractic Association, he made many friends in the House of Delegates, and served his state creditably. As a state president, he distinguished himself with his interests both as a

chiropractor legislatively. Mrs. Walth

and as an officer, and always was influentially active

We extend and family.

our deep sincere and unbounding sorrow to He will not be soon forgotten and our

convention halls and professional ranks will feel the emptiness by his absence. – North Dakota Bulletin.

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    “News flashes: Iowa” (p. 46):





Dr. Frank Fisher, 69, widely known Eagle Grove chiropractor, was found dead Thursday, November 8, in the Black Hills near Hill City, S.D., where he had gone hunting with Russell Smith, also of Eagle Grove.

He had been missing since Wednesday. Dr. Fisher, a resident of Eagle Grove for 54 years, retired a few years ago because of a heart condition, but returned to his practice about two years ago.

He was an active member of the Izaak Walton league and it was his custom to go deer hunting in the Black Hills each season.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Marion Simms, Clarion, and Mrs. Katherine Armstrong, Des Moines; a son, Dr. Scott Fisher, Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, Will Fisher, Eagle Grove and Myron Fisher, Chadron, Neb., and one sister, Mrs. Nellie Abel, Whitefish, Mont. – From the Des Moines (Iowa) Register, November 10, 1951.

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    “News flashes: North Carolina” (p. 52): DR. THORSON PASSES AWAY Dr. Harold A. Thorson died on Wednesday night, October 17, at 6 o’clock in the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, following a long illness. He was a native of Boone, Iowa, but had been making his home in Elizabeth City for the past twenty years. Dr. Thorson, 58, was the son of the late Peter and Emma Anderson Thorson. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the First Methodist Church, a Kiwanian, and a member of the Red Men. He was active in civic movements in the city. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josie Gordon Thorson; one daughter, Miss Barbara Lou Thorson, of Richmond, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Florence Gifford, of Des Moines, Iowa, and one brother, Rudolph Thorson, of Boone, Iowa. Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the First Methodist Church with the Rev. R.L. Jerome officiating. Burial was made in the Hollywood Cemetery. – N.C.C. News.

1952 (Feb): JNCA [22(2)] includes:

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    “DR. WILLIAM H. MARTIN PASSES ON” (p. 10): Dr. William H. Martin, pioneer chiropractor of New Jersey, passed on at the age of seventy-two on November 27, 1951. Dr. Martin practiced chiropractic for more than forty years and was well known for his organization work a number of years ago. He held degrees from a number of chiropractic colleges and was appointed as a member to the first State Board of Chiropractic Examiners in New Jersey. He was a Mason, a Shriner, and a member of numerous other organizations. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ethel Whittle Martin, three daughters, and a son, Dr. Cecil L. Martin.

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    “News flashes: New York” (p. 50): DR. VAN KOEVERING PASSES AWAY The members of the New York State Chiropractic Society, Inc. were saddened by the sudden death of Dr. Henry Van Koevering, of Lyons, N.Y., on Christmas Day, following a surgical operation. “Van,” as he was affectionately known by his host of friends, was one of the most loyal and trustworthy officers of the Society, and as the first state delegate to the National Chiropractic Association representing New York, a post that he held for many years. A graduate of the Palmer School of Chiropractic, class of 1921, “Van” was in continuous practice in the town of Lyons for thirty years.

His was the fresh and down-to-earth sort of approach to chiropractic problems that s so sorely needed today. It will not be easy to replace him.

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