Clement Lee Slonaker, M. D.
Clement Lee Slonaker, M. D Birth 03-14-1872 in Leiters Ford, Fulton, Indiana. Death 11-24-1930 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana
buried Culver Masonic Cemetery. son of Levi Bud Slonaker & Margaretta S. Hartman
Dr. Clement Lee SLONAKER, aged 53, head surgeon at Culver Military Academy, at Culver, for the past two years and for the past
15 years a doctor in Culver prior to which time for 11 years he was a practicing physician in Leiters Ford, died at his home in Culver
unexpectly at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon from a kidney infection.
The deceased had been ill, but five weeks, a portion of which time he spent in the Epworth Hospital in South Bend, returning to
Culver last week much improved.
Dr. Slonaker was born on a farm in Aubbeenaubbee Township on March 14, 1876, the son of the Levi and Margaretta SLONAKER.
He was educated in the public schools of the township and after graduation from the Leiters Ford High School attended Rochester
Normal University and Vaparaiso University. After graduating from Valparaiso the deceased attended the medical school operated
in connection with Indiana University which school is located at Indianapolis. He graduated from medical college in 1903 and then
took a post-graduate course of a year at Rush Medical School in Chicago after which he opened an office in Leiters Ford, later changing
his office to Culver.
Dr. Slonaker was one of the best known doctors and surgeons in this section of the state and was often called in consultation by
other doctors in Northern Indiana.
Following the death of Major R. M. REED two years ago Dr. Slonaker was appointed chief surgeon at Culver Military Academy where
Dr. Gleason MACKEY, another Fulton County boy, is the resident physician.
The deceased was a member of the Fulton and Marshall County Medical Societies as well as the Northern Indiana Medical Society.
He often was a speaker before the different medical societies in which he was a member. He was also a member of the Masonic and
the Knights of Pythias lodges at Culver.
Survivors are the widow who was Bess MEDBOURN of Culver whom he married on October 12, 1915 at Culver, his mother Mrs.
Margaretta SKONAKER who still resides on the Slonaker home farm north of Leiters Ford and a sister, Mrs. Leotta Young, who resides
with her mother.
Funeral services are to be held from the home at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Voris SERVIES of Culver in charged
assisted by Dr. H. L. DAVIS of Indianapolis.
Burial will be made in the Culver Cemetery.
The body will lie in state in the hospital at Culver Military Academy from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at which time the Cadet Corps,
will pass the bier, a military escort composed of C.M.A. Cadets will accompany the body to the cemetery. All flags at the academy by
order of the commandant are now at half mast and will be for 30 days in honor of Dr. Slonaker. - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1930.
married Bessie Emily Medbourn Birth 07-04-1886 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana Death 09-22-1933 in Mt.
Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan buried CUlver Masoonic Cemetery. daughter of Samuel Ezra Medbourn
& Katir Belle Oyler
Mrs. Bessie Slonaker Slonaker, 47, widow of Dr. C. L. Slonaker, Culver Military Academy physician who died three years ago, died in
the Memorial Hospital, Mount Pleasant, Mich., Friday morning about 2 o'clock, according to word received at Culver.
Mrs. Slonaker had been in poor health for several years but was not believed to be in a serious condition.
She went to the Mount Pleasant Hospital a short time ago for treatment in the hope of regaining her health.
A brother, Harry Medbourn, and an aunt, Mrs. David Smith of Culver, survive.
Mr. Medbourn went to Mount Pleasant immediately upon learning of his sister's death.
Although funeral arrangements have not been completed it was stated that that services would probably be held Monday
afternoon at the Slonaker home on Main Street, in Culver, as the body will not arrive in Culver until Sunday evening.
Mrs. Slonaker was a member of the Culver Methodist Church. She was also a corresponding member of the Saturday club of Plymouth. -
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