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    F. D. KISER, M.D.

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    F. D. Kiser, M. D., a skilled and prominent practicing physician of Tippecanoe City, and a member of the city council, was born in 1886, at Fletcher, Ohio, a son of Benjamin L. and Mary (Hetzler) Kiser. His father, a soldier during the Civil war, received a wound in that struggle that crippled him permanently. There were four children in the family: Dr. I. C., a practicing physician of Piqua; Dr. F. D.; E. D., who served two terms as county treasurer of Shelby county, Ohio, and Minnie, the wife of William Kiser. F.D. Kiser was educated in the public schools of Fletcher and at Ohio Wesleyan University, following-which he entered upon his professional studies at Sterling Medical College, where be received his degree of Doctor of Medicine and was graduated with the class of 1910. For a time he served as intern in the Protestant Hospital, at Columbus, then commencing his practice at Casstown, whence he came to Tippecanoe City in 1914. He has since followed his profession here and had made rapid advancement, being possessed of a large and representative clientele and having gained recognition as a man of superior professional attainments. At the outbreak of the war, Doctor Kiser attempted to enlist in the Medical Reserve corps, but on account of minor disabilities was rejected. However, he rendered valuable service to the Red Cross and the various committees, and was liberal in his contributions to the various drives. Doctor Kiser is a member of the Tippecanoe City council, where his work is of a valuable character, and fraternally is affiliated with the local lodges of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Masons, Modern Woodmen of America, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and junior Order of United American Mechanics. He married Edith, daughter of J. A. and Jennie (Murphy) Covault, of Fletcher, Ohio, and they have two children: Maynard C. and Robert Benjamin.

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