Biography of Lewis F. Mobley, M. D.
LEWIS F. MOBLEY, M. D. For twelve years in the successful practice of his profession at Summitville, Dr. Mobley is one of the able doctors in the northern part of Madison County, and has built up a splendid practice both in and about the town of Summitville.
L. F. Mobley was born August 6, 1875, in Hartsville, Bartholomew County, Indiana, a son of Warren W. and Mary (Ryan) Mobley. The maternal grandfather Ryan was a physician, one of the early members of the profession in this state, and was also a Methodist minister, an old-time circuit rider, who exercised a beneficent influence over the large scope of country to which he ministered in the early days. Grandfather John Mobley came from Baltimore, Maryland, and was an early settler in Indiana, where he followed the quiet pursuits of farming, He had been a soldier in the War of 1812.
Warren W. Mobley, the father, was both a farmer and a man of exceptional scholarship, He was born in Indiana, and spent his life on a farm near Hartville in Bartholomew County, He and his wife were the parents of eight children, namely L. F.; Mrs. Elsie Day; Nina; Otto; Homer, deceased; Herbert; and two that died in infancy.
Dr. Mobley as a boy attended the common schools and the Township high school, and secured the means for his advancement to professional life, largely by teaching school, an occupation which he followed for two years. He then took two years of a normal and commercial course at Indianapolis. In 1898 he entered the Kentucky School of Medicine, and was there during that year and during 1900-01, He completed his medical studies in the Indiana College of Medicine where he was graduated M. D. in 1902, Dr. Mobley moved to Summitville, April 28, 1902, and bought out the practice of C. F. Williams, M. D., since which time he has extended the original practice throughout Van Buren Township.
Dr. Mobley was married December 31, 1902, to Miss Louie Taylor, of Columbus, Indiana. They have one daughter, Ethel May, in second grade of school, The Doctor is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, No, 475; the Knights of Pythias, No, 361; the Improved Order of Red Men, Neoskaleta Tribe No, 149; the Modern Woodmen of America, Camp No, 10434, and he and his wife worship in the Baptist church, He also has membership in the Madison County, Indiana, State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. He is the city health officer of the town of Summitville, He is held in high esteem throughout the community to which he gives his professional services.