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Title: Earl Emerson Johnson, M. D.
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The world has little use for the misanthrope. The universal brotherhood is widely recognized, as is also the truth that he serves God best who serves his fellow men. There is no profession or line of business which calls for greater self-sacrifice or more devoted attention than the medical profession and the most successful physician is he who through love of his fellow men gives his time and earnest attention to the relief of human suffering. The successful physician is bound to make friends wherever he is known and will retain the respect and esteem of all classes of people of people.

Earl E. Johnson was born on July 7, 1885, in Steuben township, Warren county, Indiana, and is the son of Andrew J. and Emma L. Johnson. The father of the subject is a well known and successful farmer of his locality, but is now retired from active labor.

Earl E. Johnson received his elementary education in the common schools of his home neighborhood and when old enough he took a hand in the work of the home farm. Having decided to devote his life to the healing art, he determined to thoroughly qualify himself by a thorough education. To this end he became a student in the Central Indiana Normal College, at Danville, Indiana, and after completing the course there he matriculated in the medical department of the Kansas City University. He graduated on May 15, 1911, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine, receiving the honors of his class, the highest grade in the class, and the highest grade of any graduate in eight years. This splendid record is certainly a criterion of the success which is to crown his professional labors. In September, 1911, Doctor Johnson entered upon the active practice of his profession at West Lebanon, Indiana, and he has already secured a good patronage, his abilities receiving prompt recognition in the community. The Doctor is a constant student, keeping himself supplied with the best professional literature, and as he is thoroughly absorbed in his profession he has an interest in it that cannot be measured by the financial return in dollars and cents.

On December 5, 1905, Doctor Johnson was united in marriage with Lavina McCartey, who was born on September 20, 1884, at Noblesville, Indiana, being the daughter of James D. and Rebecca McCartey. She is a graduate of the public schools and is a lady of rare personal qualities, which have won for her many warm friends throughout the community.

Politically, Doctor Johnson assumes an independent attitude, reserving the right to vote for the best man and the principles which come nearest to his own ideals. Fraternally, he is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and Kenesaw Tribe No. 216, Improved Order of Red Men. He is also a member of Nu Chapter of the Phi Alpha Gamma, a medical Greekletter fraternity. The Doctor has already professional ability of a high order and this, combined with fine personal qualities, has gained him an enviable standing in the community.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00000971
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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