ITS HISTORY AND TRADITION
R. E. CROWDER
Among the younger members of the medical profession in Sioux City who are
rapidly acquiring enviable reputations as successful practitioners, stands Dr.
Roy E. Crowder, whose offices are in the Frances building. He was born in
Union county, South Dakota, on October 14, 1896, and is a son of Robert M. and
Maud (Hershey) Crowder, both of whom were born and reared in Macon county,
Illinois. They were married there and shortly after that event, in 1893, moved
to Union county, South Dakota, where they settled on a farm, living there
until 1907, when they moved into the town of Elkpoint, the county seat of Union
county, from which place Mr. Crowder has since managed his farming
operations. He has attained a place of prominence and influence in his community, has served as mayor of Elkpoint and is active in Farm Bureau work. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Roy E. Crowder attended the public schools of Elkpoint, graduating from the
high school in 1914, following which he entered the University of South
Dakota, where he was graduated in 1918, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts, and next matriculated in Rush Medical College, of Chicago, now the medical school of Chicago University, from which institution he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1921, following one year's internship in St. Joseph's hospital, Sioux City. Later he devoted one year to post-graduate work in obstetrics at the Presbyterian hospital in Chicago, and in April, 1922, returned to Sioux City, where he has since been actively engaged in the practice of his profession, specializing in obstetrics. He has built up a large and remunerative practice and enjoys marked prestige in the professional circles of this city.
On September 11, 1918, Doctor Crowder was united in marriage to Miss Jennie
Engebretson, of Garrettson, South Dakota, and they were the parents of a son,
Roy Elwin. The Doctor is a member of the Woodbury County Medical Society
and the Iowa State Medical Society, is serving on the staff of the Woodbury
Free Medical Dispensary, is attending physician at the Florence Crittenden Home, and is a member of the medical staff of the St. Joseph hospital, and of the Lutheran hospital of Sioux City. He is a member of Elkpoint Lodge, No. 3, A. F. & A. M., at Elkpoint, South Dakota, and Western Star Lodge, No. 282, I.O.O.F., at Sioux City. In addition to his creditable career in one of the most useful of professions, he has also proved an honorable member of the community, giving his earnest support to every movement for the advancement of the general welfare. Kindly and courteous in manner, he has gained a wide acquaintance and has won a large circle of warm and loyal friends.
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