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Edward Staton Hymer, M. D. A physician and surgeon of most thorough qualifications, whose work had brought a large practice and a rising reputation, Doctor Hymer had spent his professional career chiefly at Sedgwick.
A resident of Kansas most of his life, Doctor Hymer was born at Albany, Missouri, November 6, 1883. His remote ancestors came from Germany. His father is E. R. Hymer, who was born in Illinois in 1852, grew up in that state, and at an early day came to Kansas and located at Centralia. After several years he removed to Missouri, but in 1884 was back in Kansas at Garden Plain and since 1897 had been a merchant of Belle Plaine, where he handles a general stock of goods, including groceries and hardware. He had spent his entire life as a merchant. He is a republican and had served on the city council of Belle Plaine, and had been a lifelong worker and member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is now superintendent of his church Sunday school. Fraternally he is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. E. R. Hymer married Lucy Staton, a native of Illinois. They had four children: May, who died at the age of one year; Gertrude, living with her parents; Carrie, a bookkeeper and stenographer at Wichita; and Edward S.
Edward Staton Hymer was educated in the public schools of Garden Plain and Belle Plaine, Kansas, graduating from the high school in the latter town in 1900. Soon afterward he entered Northwestern University Medical School of Chicago, where he graduated M. D. in 1905. Before taking up active practice he was identified with St. Francis Hospital at Wichita a year during 1905-06. He specialized in rectal diseases and that specialty he had continued since he located at Sedgwick in 1906 and comprises a large part of his general practice. Doctor Hymer had offices in the Sedgwick State Bank Building and also owned his residence on Commercial Street. He is a former member of the Harvey County Medical Society, is a republican in politics, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and is affiliated with Sedgwick Lodge of Knights of Pythias and Sedgwick Camp of the Modern Woodmen of America.
In June, 1905, at Chicago, Doctor Hymer married Miss Elsie Helena Richardson. Her parents, J. H. and Isabel (Hume) Richardson, still live in Chicago, where her father is in the mercantile business. Doctor and Mrs. Hymer have one child, Maebert Gertrude, born November 20, 1912.