A Narrative History of The People of Iowa with SPECIALTREATMENT OF THEIR CHIEF ENTERPRISES IN EDUCATION, RELIGION, VALOR,INDUSTRY, BUSINESS, ETC. by EDGAR RUBEY HARLAN, LL. B., A.M. Curator of the Historical, Memorial and Art Department ofIowa Volume IV THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Inc. Chicago and NewYork 1931
FRANK O. KERSHNER, M. D., came to Clinton immediately after completing his medical college course and training as an interne in Chicago, and in twenty-odd years his name has become increasingly associated with the highest standards andskill represented in general surgery.
Doctor Kershner was born at Paeola, Kansas, May 28, 1879, son of Johnand Hanna Jane (Gibson) Kershner, both now deceased.His father was bornin Illinois and his mother in Kansas.Doctor Kershner has one sister, Mrs.Ida Hickman. of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Doctor Kershner grew up on a Kansas farm, attended school at Paola, and graduated A. B. from the University of Kansas in 1902.He then entered Northwestern University School of Medicine at Chicago, where he took his M. D.degree in 1905.During 1906-07 he was an interne in the Wesley Hospital ofthat city, and later spent portions of the years 1910-11 in postgraduate studyand research at Vienna, Austria.Doctor Kershner became a resident ofClinton on October 7, 1907.For the first ten years he looked after theroutine of a general practitioner, but since 1917 his entire time and abilitieshave been restricted to the field of general surgery.He has a largeprivate practice, and is one of the men who do a large share of surgical work inlocal hospitals. he is a member and former president of the staff of theJane Lamb Memorial Hospital and is attending surgeon at the Mercy Hospital ofClinton.he is a member of the Clinton, Iowa State and American MedicalAssociations.
Doctor Kershner is a popular citizen of Clinton and has substantialbusiness connections there, being president of the Mac X Feed Milling Company,is a director of the Clinton National Bank and Clinton Savings Bank, director of the Lyons & Fulton Bridge Company.He is a member of the ClintonCountry Club, the Wapsipinicon Country Club, Morrison Country Club, Rotary Club,is a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner and a member of the Presbyterian Church.
He married, February 19, 1912, Miss Helena Moeszinger, daughter ofLouis C. and Emily (Sheppard) Moeszinger.Her father is one of Clinton'soutstanding business men, being president of the Lyons & Fulton BridgeCompany, and vice president of the Iowa State Bank.Doctor and Mrs.Kershner have two daughters, Elizabeth Jane and Frances Helena.