|Posted By:||Deborah Brownfield - Stanley|
|Subject:||Bio. of Peter Malcolm|
|Post Date:||August 01, 2007 at 09:16:55|
|Forum:||Chickasaw County, IA Genealogy Forum|
A Narrative History
The People of Iowa
SPECIAL TREATMENT OF THEIR CHIEF ENTERPRISES IN
EDUCATION, RELIGION, VALOR, INDUSTRY,
EDGAR RUBEY HARLAN, LL. B., A. M.
Curator of the
Historical, Memorial and Art Department of Iowa
THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Inc.
Chicago and New York
PETER MALCOLM. Probably no department of the state government at Des Moines
comes more frequently in direct touch with the farm and farmers of Iowa than
the division of animal industry, of which the chief is Dr. Peter Malcolm,
formerly state veterinarian and a very accomplished member of his profession,
who has been in Iowa for many years.
Doctor Malcolm was born at Saint Mary's Ontario, Canada, in 1867, a son of
William and Catherine (Craig) Malcolm. His parents were born and married in
Scotland and immediately after their marriage came to America and settled in
Ontario. His father was a stone mason by trade and that was his occupation,
though he also owned and occupied a farm. Both parents were very active
Presbyterians and the father was a Conservative in politics, a man of broad
reading and information and took an intelligent part in civic affairs. He served on
his city council and was a member of the school board. In the family were
five children, the two now living being Dr. Peter, and Mary, who remains in
Dr. Peter Malcolm had a high school education. He worked on his father's
farm and as a boy showed a keen interest in all the troubles of the farm
animals. Veterinary medicine seemed to be the natural choice for a professional
career and he entered the veterinary college at Toronto, perhaps the
outstanding school of veterinary science in America. He was graduated in 1890 and for
about a year practiced at Saint Marys.
Doctor Malcolm in 1892 became a citizen of Iowa, locating at New Hampton.
He carried on a general practice over that section of the state for nearly
thirty years. In July, 1920, his attainments led to his selection for the
office of state veterinarian. In 1925 he was made chief of the division of animal
industry, with which the office of state veterinarian was consolidated in the
Doctor Malcolm married, in 1893, Miss May Wing, who was born at New Hampton,
Iowa. Her father, H. J. Wing, was a pioneer settler there and for many
years operated a bus and dray line. Doctor and Mrs. Malcolm have one son, Henry
Craig, who was educated in the high school at New Hampton and attended Iowa
State College at Ames. He is now with Swift & Company at Los Angeles,
Doctor Malcolm and wife are active Presbyterians and both have membership in
the Order of the Eastern Star, of which Mrs. Malcolm is a past matron.
Doctor Malcolm is a stockholder in the Masonic Home at New Hampton. He is a
York Rite Mason, also belongs to the Knights of Pythias and is a Republican.
While living at New Hampton he served four or five terms as a member of the
city council. He is a member of the Iowa Veterinary Medicine Association, the
American Veterinary Association and an honorary member of the Eastern Iowa
Veterinary Association. He occupies one of the offices in the State Capitol
Building at Des Moines and has six persons working in his division.
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