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This is a photograph showing Dr. Clarence H. Kinnaman with his children taken at Winter General Veteran's Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. People in the photograph are standing (left to right) Margaret Carson Kinnaman Schulte, Ruth Elizabeth Kinnaman O'Mally, Dr. Joseph Horace Kinnaman and seated Dr. Clarence H. Kinnaman. Clarence was born June 30, 1869 in Ottumwa, Iowa, the only son of Dr. and Mrs. Horace A. Kinnaman. After he graduated from the Keokuk Medical College in 1899 and passed the Iowa State Medical Board examinations, he practiced medicine in his father's office. On October 1, 1917, he was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the Medical Reserve Corps of the United States Army and ordered to Camp Funston, Kansas, with the 89th Division. In February 1918, he was made commanding officer of Sanitary Squad No. 2, 314th Sanitary Train, 98th Division, and the following June was assigned to overseas duty. He returned to the United States the following July and was honorably discharged. Dr. Kinnaman came to Kansas on January 1, 1920 to become health officer of Geary County. On September 1, 1922, Dr. Kinnaman accepted an appointment as Director of County Health Work and State Epidemiologist for the Kansas State Board of Health, heading the Division of Communicable Diseases and Rural Sanitation. In 1925, Dr. Kinnaman was made Chief of the Division of Communicable Disease Control and State Epidemiologist. He was involved in a campaign to eradicate diphtheria and fight other diseases. He and his wife Harriet Alice Samuels Kinnaman had three children that lived, Dr. Joseph H. Kinnaman, Ruth Kinnaman O'Malley, and Margaret Kinnaman Schulte. Dr. Kinnaman died on July 9, 1957 at Winter General Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. He and his wife are buried at Oakland National Cemetery in Keokuk, Iowa.

Date: 1956

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Item Number: 312978
Call Number: 2016-097
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 312978

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