|Posted By:||Deborah Brownfield - Stanley|
|Subject:||Bio. of Dr. Joseph W. B. Flageolle|
|Post Date:||March 16, 2005 at 06:31:31|
|Forum:||Woodbury County, IA Genealogy Forum|
ITS HISTORY AND TRADITION
J. W. B. FLAGEOLLE
Dr. Joseph W. B. Flageolle, a veteran of the World war, has won success in
the medical profession and ranks with the leading physicians of Sioux City. He
was born July 12, 1881, in Ponca, Nebraska, and is a son of Henry and
Lucina (Bellisle) Flageolle, both natives of Canada. The mother was born in the
city of Montreal and the father's birth occurred at Three Rivers. He came to
the States when about thirteen years of age and was married in Jefferson,
South Dakota, about 1872. He engaged in the manufacture of boilers at Ponca,
Nebraska, for some time and built up an industry of much importance and value to
the town, subsequently moving to Jefferson, South Dakota. he had reached
the ninety-third milestone of life's journey when his death occurred on
December 21, 1926, and his widow is eighty years of age.
Joseph W. B. Flageolle obtained his early education in the public schools of
his native town and attended St. Viator's College at Bourbonnais, Illinois.
In 1909 he received the M. D. degree from the Sioux City College of Medicine
and has supplemented this knowledge by postgraduate courses in leading
medical colleges of Chicago and New York city. He followed his profession for
sixteen years at Holly Springs, Iowa, with much success. In 1925 he opened an
office in Sioux City and his practice is growing rapidly, for he has always
made his professional duties his first consideration. He is thorough is
diagnosis and utilizes the most approved methods and remedial agents.
Prompted by the spirit of patriotism, Dr. Flageolle offered his aid to the
nation in its time of need, enlisting in the medical department of the 28th of
January, 1918, and becoming a member of the One Hundred and Forty-second
Field Hospital of the One Hundred and Eleventh Sanitary Train, attached to the
Thirty-sixth Division. He sailed overseas in the following June and served
in France for twelve months, five months of this period being spent on special
duty with the French army at the evacuation hospital at Vertus, France. He
was assistant attending surgeon and physician at the headquarters of the First
Corps, and his military experience has been of great value in his work. Dr.
Flageolle was commissioned a first lieutenant and was mustered out of the
service on the 1st of June, 1919. The family is noted for its loyalty and
devotion to country, and when America joined the allies in teh campaign against
Germany many of the one hundred and forty-seven descendants of Henry Flageolle served in various divisions of the United States army and navy.
In 1910 Dr. Flageolle was married in Sioux City to Miss Dorothy Yeaton, and
they have one child, Bernard Y., aged fourteen years. Dr. Flageolle is
identified with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and for recreation
turns to hunting and fishing. He belongs to the Association of Disabled
Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Monahan Post of the American Legion. He is an adherent of the democratic party and conscientiously discharges the duties of citizenship.
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