A Narrative History
The People of Iowa
SPECIALTREATMENT OF THEIR CHIEF ENTERPRISES IN
EDUCATION, RELIGION, VALOR,INDUSTRY,
EDGAR RUBEY HARLAN, LL. B., A.M.
Curator of the
Historical, Memorial and Art Department ofIowa
THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Inc.
Chicago and NewYork
JAMES G. MACRAE, M. D., who is engaged in the practice of his profession at
Creston, judicial center of Union County, and who gives major attention to the
surgical branch of his profession, has made a record of successful order not
only in his private practice but also in his service with the medical arm of
theUnited States army both in the Mexican border troubles and in the World
war, inwhich latter conflict he was with the American Expeditionary Forces
in Franceand there gained varied experience that further and distinctively
fortified himfor the practice of surgery according to the most approved and
Doctor Macrae was born in the City of Council Bluffs, Iowa, January 25,
1885, and is a son of James and Sarah (Gilbert) Macrae, who now maintain their
home in that city, the father having retired after many years of successful
association with farm industry.James Macrae was born on the Island ofArran,
Scotland, of sterling Scotch ancestry, and his wife was born in NebraskaCity,
Nebraska, her parents having been pioneer settlers in that state.Ofthe
children of Mr. and Mrs. James Macrae the eldest is Mrs. Neil Harris, of
Lewistown, Montana; Dr. James G. is the next younger; and Mrs. Leroy Roodresides
in New York City.The parents are zealous members of thePresbyterian Church
and the father is a Democrat in politicalalignment.
After completing his studies in the Council Bluffs High School Dr.James G.
Macrae continued his academic education by attending the University of
Nebraska, and in preparation for his chosen profession he availed himself of the
advantages of the medical department of Washington University in the city of
Saint Louis, Missouri.In that institution he was graduated as a member ofthe
class of 1910, and after thus receiving his degree of Doctor of Medicine he
served as an interne in the hospital of his present home city of Creston,
afterwhich he here engaged in the general practice of his profession.In
connection with the activities on the Mexican border the Doctor was there in
service with the hospital corps of the First Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and aftera
service of nine months he resumed his private practice at Creston.Soon
after the nation entered the World war, in 1917, Doctor Macrae was again called
into service, as a member of the Medical Corps of the United States army, and
his overseas service was as surgeon of the One Hundred Twenty-seventh Field
Artillery.He was in France on active duty one year, had commission as
captain and later was advanced to the rank of major in the Medical Corps.he
received his honorable discharge in January, 1919, and in hissubstantial and
representative private practice at Creston he has sincespecialized in surgery.
He has membership in the Union County MedicalSociety, the District Medical
Society, the Iowa State Medical Society and theAmerican Medical Association.
he has affiliation with both York andScottish Rite bodies of the Masonic
fraternity, as well as the Mystic Shrine,and is a member of the Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks, the while hisWorld war associations are
perpetuated in his affiliation with the AmericanEight.
He was reared in the faith of the Presbyterian Church, and his wife is a communicant of the Catholic Church. In 1919 was solemnized the marriageof Doctor Macrae to Miss Josephine Hopkins, who was born in Council Bluffs butreared and educated at Creston, she being a daughter of Bierce Hopkins.Doctor and Mrs. Macrae have no children.
They are popular factors inthe social and cultural activities of their home community.
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