Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside Co. 1885
22 Aug 2006
Transcribed by Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society
JAMES A. NOWLEN, M.D.
James A. NOWLEN, M. D., physician and surgeon ("Allopathis") at Morrison, was born april 6, 1853, in Wayne County, Ohio He is the son of Arthur and Asenath (PROCTOR) NOWLEN. His father is a physician and resides at Des Moines, Iowa. The children of his parents, five in number are all living. Harvey is a harness-maker in Marengo, Iowa. Charles W. is an insurance agent at Morrison. Anna is the wife of John ROACH, an employee in the postoffice at Chicago. Robert resides at Morrison.
Dr. NOWLEN is the youngest child. He was but five months old when his parents removed from Ohio to Unionville, Whiteside county, Ill., where his father established his medical practice. In 1860 the family came to Morrison, where Dr. NOWLEN, then a lad of seven years, attended school until he was 17 years of age. During the next year he entered upon a course of systematic reading for his profession under the instruction of his father. He completed his sutdies at Rush Medical College at Chicago, where he was graduated in 1875. He also graduated in 1883, at the University of Medical College of New York. He was associated with his father in practice until 1879, since which date he has conducted his business alone and with satisfactory results. Dr. NOWLEN is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and of the Medical Association of Whiteside County.
His marriage to Eve E. KIDD took place at Morrison, Jan. 16, 1879. His wife died Aug. 27, 1880. She was born Feb. 22, 1855, in Galesburg, Ill., and was the daughter of Joseph M. and Laura A. KIDD. Dr. NOWLEN has officiated one year as County Coroner.