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RG1414.AM:  Leander B. Smith, 1846-1922

Records:  1878-1912; 1942

Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska:  Physician

Size:  One folder


Leander B. Smith, son of Isaac O. and Sarah (Bunnell) Smith, was born near Vosburg, Pennsylvania, on January 27, 1846.  He moved to Fremont, Nebraska in 1867, where he worked for his uncles in a general merchandise business and a drug store.  In 1878 Smith married Cora May Albertson.  That same year he graduated from the Keokuk (Iowa) College of Physicians and Surgeons.  From that time until his retirement in 1915, Smith practiced medicine in and about Fremont. For a number of years he also owned a drug store.  At the end of his career, Dr. Smith estimated that he had delivered over 2100 babies over three generations.  Dr. Leander B. Smith died in Fremont on November 19, 1922.


This collection consists of one folder containing two volumes of Dr. Leander B. Smith’s medical records, 1878-1912.  The first volume covers births for those years.  The entries show date of birth, parent’s name (usually the father), town, whether the child is black or white, sex, time of birth, whether or not full-term, and notes.  The second volume, 1888-1892, records non-obstetric cases from those years.  Entries include date, patients’ names, age, town of residence, illness, and remarks.   Other items in the collection include clippings and letters from patients delivered by Dr. Smith who are seeking birth information.


Folder containing:

Obstetrics record, 1878-1912 (Obstetrics record PDF transcription)

Patient record, 1888-1892 (Patient record PDF transcription)

Letters, 1909; 1942



Subject headings:

Dodge County (Nebraska) — History

Fremont (Nebraska) — History

Medicine — Nebraska

Obstetrics — Nebraska

Physicians — Nebraska — Dodge County

Physicians — Nebraska — Fremont

Smith, Leander B., 1846-1922


AIF         08-01-2019