NORTHWESTERN IOWA ITS HISTORY AND TRADITION VOLUMEIII 1804-1926
CHARLES CORBIN YANCEY, M. D.
Among those who are worthily upholding the prestige of the medical profession in Sioux City stands Dr. Charles Corbin Yancey, who specializes in internal medicine and diagnosis and who has attained a commanding position in the medical ranks of this section of the state. Dr. Yancey was born inArmstrong, Missouri, on the 3d of March, 1891, and is a son of Leighton B. and Harriet B.(Corbin)Yancey, the father a native of Armstrong and the mother of Liberty, Missouri, their marriage occurring in the latter place in 1890.The father is now engaged in the livestock commission business in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Yancey attended the public schools of Armstrong, Liberty and Chicago, graduating from high school in the latter city in 1909. Following the completion of his studies he entered the employ of the InternationalHarvester Company, working in the sales department for seven years. During that time he made enough money through speculation to complete his education, and he then entered the University of Chicago, graduating in 1916, with thedegree of Bachelor of Science, making the four-year course in three years and receiving the cum laude award.During his last two years in the university he also carried on the study of medicine and in 1921 was given the M. D. degreeby Rush Medical College, the medical school of the University of Chicago. He then went to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and served a year's interneship in the Allegheny General Hospital and also took research work at the Singer Memorial Laboratory.
On August 1, 1922, he came to Sioux City and took over Dr. John W. Shuman's practice and has since devoted himself closely to his profession, building up a large and lucrative practice and gaining a high place among the successful physicians of this locality.
In 1921 Dr. Yancey was united in marriage to Miss Esther McClanahan, of Columbus, Mississippi, who was graduated from the University of Chicago with the Bachelor of Science degree in 1920 and Doctor of Medicine degree in 1921.
They are the parents of a son, David Stewart, born December 26, 1923. The Doctor is a member of the Woodbury County Medical Society, the Northwestern Iowa Medical Society, the Iowa State Medical Society and the American Medical Association.He and his wife are members of the FirstChristian church. The Doctor is a man of pleasing address and strong individuality, possesses to a marked degree those qualities which win regard, and his friends are legion.