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Chirobituaries

“Van” was sixty years of age. He was affiliated with the Masonic Lodge of Lyons, N.Y., Lodge of Elks, Lyons Rotary Club, and served as a elder of the Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his mother; his wife, Sarah Van Koevering; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Vanderpool, of Key Port, N.J., and Mrs. Ruth Wadsworth, of Minetto. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

1952 (Apr): Simmons-Service for Chiropractors features J.F. Gorman's photo on cover, notes his passing (born 3/18/86, died 1/13/52); includes article (pp. 8-9) entitled "Naturopaths Arrested in Droves" which reviews arrests of NDs around the country (Cleveland papers, CCC/KC)

1952 (May): JNCA [22(5)] includes:

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    “Dr. Harry R. Bybee, Sr., Passes” (p. 58): Dr. Harry Rainey Bybee, 61, a practicing chiropractor in Norfolk, Virginia, for 41 years, who gained national recognition as president of the National Chiropractic Association, died on April 4 at 9:05 p.m. at his residence, 730 Westover Avenue, after an illness of several weeks. Dr. Bybee was born in Lancaster, Ohio, February 18, 1891, the son of the late Dr. Burt H. Bybee, also a chiropractor, and Mrs. Clara H. Bybee. He was the husband of Mrs. Lucile Perryman Bybee. A graduate of Michigan College of Chiropractic, he began practice

in Norfolk in 1911. Building.

He maintained offices in the New Monroe

Besides heading the NCA, he was a past president of the All Southern States Association, a past president of the Tri-State Chiropractic Society, a past president of the Virginia Chiropractic Society, and was an official of the National Council of Chiropractic Roentgenologists.

Active in civic pursuits, he was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Khedive Shrine Temple; a Knight Templar; a past chancellor commander of the Knights of Pythias, and a member of the Cavalier Yacht and Country Club. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

While president of the National Chiropractic Association, he was presented the key to the capital city in Washington by Representative Harold Louvre.

Among his outstanding clientele were Billy Sunday, Gen. John J. Pershing, Frank Sinatra, Billy Southworth, and more lately Phil Rizzuto, Yankee short-stop, and Al Jolson.

Besides his wife, surviving are one son, Dr. Harry Rainey Bybee, Jr., of Norfolk; two daughters, Mrs. W.S. Portlock, Jr., of Ingleside, Norfolk County, and Mrs. Stanley V. Puidokas, of Virginia Beach; two granddaughters, Lucile B. Portlock and Roberta Bybee; two grandsons, W.S. Portlock, III, and Harry R. Bybee, II; and one brother, Dr. R.V. Bybee, of Richmond.

The body was removed to the Cox Funeral Home, where funeral services will be conducted Monday at an hour to be announced, by the Rev. R. Stuart Grizzard, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. – Taken from Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, Saturday, April 5, 1952.

1952 (July): JNCA [22(7)] includes:

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    “News flashes: Texas” (p. 52): DR. NEMITZ PASSES AWAY Dr. Gustav Frederick Nemitz, sixty-four, of Fort Worth, a prominent figure in Texas chiropractic affairs, died April 2 in a Fort Worth hospital after an illness of four months. He suffered a heart attack last November.

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Dr. Nemitz was a trainer for the Detroit Tigers, American Legion baseball team, from 1940 to 1944, and was chairman of the athletic injuries panel discussion that proved so popular at the Fort Worth convention in the spring of 1951.

His death came, incidentally, only a few weeks after the passing of Alvin “Bo” McMillan, the college and professional football coach, who was the headline performer at the panel discussion.

Dr. Nemitz came to the U.S. from Germany when he was eighteen

years old.

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practitioner

until

lived in Fort Worth in 1920, his health failed last November.

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active

Survivors include his son, Dr. F.C. Nemitz, and two sisters, who live in Germany.

Pallbearers at services that were held April 4 included Dr. G.G.

Bronson.

Honorary

pallbearers

included

members

Shrine Chanters, of which Dr. Nemitz was a member. Dr. D.G. McDonald, NCA state delegate.

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    “DR. HENRY KLEIN PASSES” (p. 77):

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Dr. Henry Klein, 54, a chiropractor in New York state for 25 years, died Thursday evening at his residence, 338 Fourth Avenue South.

He came here four and a half years ago from Elmhurst, L.I., N.Y. Born in New York City, this Navy veteran of World War I was a member of Charter Oak Lodge 249 F&AM, New York City; and American Legion, Beach Post, Beacon, N.Y.

Dr. Klein attended St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in this city.

Survivors include his wife, Lucie E.; his father, John, Kings Park, L.I., N.Y.; a daughter Mrs. George A. Lofgren; and two grandsons, Mark Allen Lofgren and Lee Michael Lofgren, all of Staten Island, N.Y., and this city.

Arrangements will be announced by Baynard’s. The family has requested that flowers be omitted. – From the Independent, St. Petersburg, Fla., May 30, 1952.

1952 (Sept): JNCA [22(9)] includes:

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    “In memoriam: Dr. Charles I. Norman” (p. 72):

Dr. Chas. I. Norman, father of Dr. Ruth Coby, passed away suddenly Sunday, August 10, at his home, 2529 Beaver Ave., Des Moines.

Dr. Norman was 83 years old August 3, 1952. He was the oldest practicing chiropractor in the state. He began practice in 1917; had practiced in Osceola until a few years ago.

Burial was Wednesday, August 13, at 2 o’clock at the Miller Funeral Home in Osceola, Iowa. Burial was at Eddyville, Iowa.

Dr. James E. Slocum was in charge of the funeral service. The Iowa Chiropractors Association and the National Chiropractic Association extend their heartfelt sympathy to his widow and Dr. Ruth.

1953 (Jan): JNCA [23(1)] includes:

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    L.M. Rogers, D.C.’s includes (p. 6):

We were saddened and shocked to learn of the passing of two loyal NCA members during the month of December. The passing of these two stalwarts again but emphasizes that Death is no respector of age or position.

Dr. Henry G. House, NCA State Delegate for Louisiana, was stricken with a brain tumor and despite valiant efforts to save his life, was called to his reward after some three months of suffering.

We are informed that he passed away on December 9 in New Orleans, and we extend our deepest sympathy to his surviving widow.

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