ITS HISTORY AND TRADITION
W. J. S. CREMIN
One of the ablest and most successful surgeons, as well as one of the most
popular citizens, of Sioux City is Dr. William J. S. Cremin, who has
continuously engaged in the practice of his profession here since 1907, during which period he has risen in the esteem and confidence of the people until now he commands one of the largest and most remunerative practices in the city. Dr. Cremin was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on the 15th of April, 1881, and is a son of Dr. Michael A. and Sarah (Donnelly) Cremin, both of whom were natives of that state, the former born at New Britain and the latter at New Haven.
The father was a graduate of St. Xavier College, where he received the degrees of Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts, and then attended the medical school of Columbia University, which conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He spent five years in hospital work in Paris, France, and one year in similar work in Dublin, Ireland. He became one of New Haven's foremost physicians but his career was cut short by death in 1896, at the age of
Dr. William J. S. Cremin attended the public schools and Dwight Preparatory
School and then entered Manhattan College. He later graduated from the New
York State College of Pharmacy and next matriculated in the College of
Physicians and Surgeons of the University of Illinois, where he was graduated in
1906, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. During 1906-07 he served as
interne in the New York Post-Graduate Hospital, and in December, 1907, located in Sioux City, where he has since resided.
In 1907 Dr. Cremin was married to Miss Kathleen Story, of Winnipeg, Canada,
and to them have been born four children, Frances E., Patricia, Constance and
Mary. The Doctor is a member of the Woodbury County Medical Society, the
Sioux Valley Medical Society, the Iowa State Medical Society, the American
Medical Association, the Iowa Clinical Surgical Society and the New York
Post-Graduate Alumni Association. He belongs to the Sioux City Country Club, the Greater Sioux City committee, and is active and popular in social circles here. He gives his earnest support to all movements for the betterment of the
community in any way and no worthy cause appeals to him in vain. Because of his splendid professional career, his cordial and friendly manner and the large part he has taken in local affairs of moment, he holds a high place in the
confidence of the entire community.
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