John Mockler Conroy, M. D., Greenwood, Eaton twp., Clark Co., WI

Bio: Conroy, John Mockler, M.D.

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Surnames: Conroy, Thomas, Buland, Stabnow, Gullord, Baker, Schofield, Kennedy, Boeckman, Schultz, Gaillardet, Toburen, Buker, Babcock, Flynn, Schwellenbach, O'Neill, Eberhardt, Gifford, Corbin, Corbon, Murdock


----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Wis.) 16 Feb 1900



John M. Conroy, M. D.

Greenwood, Clark Co., Wisconsin



The above ad appeared in the Greenwood Gleaner, February 16, 1900.

The American Medical Association's American Medical Directory, 1906, John M. Conroy, MD, was practicing in Neillsville, Clark County at the time. His entry states he was born in 1868. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine, 1889, and was licensed in 1900. M. Nathalie Wheaton, MSLS


License Listing in the American Medical Directory

The first resident physician in Greenwood was Dr. H. J. Thomas. He and his wife located here about 1876. He was a very successful physician with one peculiarity he was never seen without a flower in his buttonhole.  He was followed by Dr. G. L. Buland. Dr. Buland, while here, married Miss Bertha Mason and built and lived in the house now occupied by H. F. Stabnow. He also built a drug store and office on the lot where the Gullord Pharmacy now stands and conducted them as long as he lived here. In the days when Bulands lived here there were no automobiles and no very good roads. The doctor travelled with a horse and buggy in the summer and a cutter in the winter. His wife was very active in social affairs, church work and the W. C. T. U. Following him came Doctors Conroy (John), Churchill (Benjamin), Julian and Karl Baker, Hugh Schofield, Frank Kennedy, F. A. Boeckmann, H. A. Schultz, L. P. Gaillardet. The Hub of Clark County (1853 - 1934).

Willie Toburen, working in Buker's camp, had the misfortune Saturday to drive the blade of his ax into his right ankle, making a mean gash the full width of the blade. Dr. Conroy dressed the wound and reports the case doing as well as can be expected. Greenwood Gleaner, 9 Feb 1900.

A large tumor of the neck was successfully removed last Thursday afternoon by Drs. Frank and John M. Conroy and Dr. Hacket. The patient Mrs. O. W. Babcock, of Washburn, a lady seventy-three years old, stood the ordeal without chloroform or ether. A local anesthetic was deemed the safest. Her condition at present is excellent. Clark Republican and Press Date: March 22, 1900.

Last Saturday, Mrs. James Flynn was brought to Neillsville for the purpose of having an operation for the relief of a mastoid abscess.  The operation was successfully performed by Drs. Conroy, Lacey and French.  The operation, a difficult procedure, required trephining the skull.  A similar operation was performed by the same physicians last week on a child of Joseph Schwellenbach, living near Globe.  Clark Republican and Press, April, 1900

A brakeman named John McPike slipped and fell from a moving box car on the through freight Tuesday afternoons when near the washboard factory. He fell about 30 feet, landing in the mud and water. Both bones of the left leg were broken above the ankle and the foot dislocated. He was picked up and taken to Ayers’ hotel where his injuries were dressed by Dr. John Conroy, and he getting along nicely. Clark Republican and Press Date: July 12, 1900

Drs. Conroy (Frank T.) & Conroy (John) have added an X-ray machine to their office equipment.  They can see right through you with this apparatus. Clark County Press, Sept. 1901

Olmstead, George E. (? – 4 Jan 1905) -- Just before the east bound train came in Wednesday afternoon, George E. Olmstead, a traveling salesman who stood waiting for the train at the depot , dropped dead on the platform while conversing with Joe Davis, clerk at the O’Neill House. Dr. Schwarze of Granton, who was also awaiting the train, and Dr. J. R. Brooks, who was at the depot, attempted to resuscitate him and Dr. John Conroy was hastily summoned, but no signs of life were obtained. Deceased had made his regular trips here (Neillsville, Clark County) for many years as salesman for the Buckeye Distilling Co. of Cincinnati, of which firm he was a member. It is reported that his family resides at Baraboo, Wis. The city authorities notified undertaker H. H. Eberhardt to take charge of the body, and the firm was at once notified by wire of the occurrence, and instructions asked for. Clark County Press, January 5, 1905

Research Notes

1st Marriage: August 6, 1903 George A. Corbin (b. 1875) married Mabel L. Gifford in Los Angeles, California. Her father was Charles F. Gifford and her mother was Mary E. Murdock of South Elgin, Illinois.  George A. Corbin died in 1907.


Children of George & Mabel (Gifford) Corbin

  1. Robert E. Corbin b: 1904 in Los Angeles, California

  2. Geraldine M. Corbin b: 1906 in Los Angeles, California

2nd Marriage: 1909 to  J. M. Conroy b: March, 1868.


Children of John M. & Mabel (Gifford) Conroy

  1. Margaret Jane Conroy b: 1910 in Tampico Twp., Illinois

Death of John Conroy


Conroy, John, died October 27, 1913-10-27 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois; Book U, #00002728.


Census Records


1880 Federal Census--Lamotte, Crawford, Illinois
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Nativity Occupation Father's Nativity Mother's Nativity
 Cal Corbon   Self   M   Male   W   32   Illinois  Laborer  Illinois  Illinois
 Rody A. Corbon   Wife   M   Female   W   24   Illinois  Keeping House  Illinois  Illinois
 Mabil Corbon   Daughter   S   Female   W   1   Illinois    Illinois  Illinois


1900 Federal Census--Neillsville, Town of Pine Valley, Clark County, Wisconsin
Name Relation Marital Years Wed Sex Color Born-Age Birthplace Occupation Father Born Mother Born Property
Conroy, John M. head single   male white Mar, 1868-32yrs Illinois physician-regular Ireland Ireland renter

1910 Federal Census--Tampico Twp., Whiteside Co., Illinois
Name Relation Marital  Wed Sex Color Born-Age Birthplace Occupation Father Born Mother Born Property
Conroy, John M. head married 1yr. male white 1871-39 Illinois farmer Ireland-English Ireland-English renter
Conroy, Mabel L. wife married 2 1yr. female white 1879-31 Illinois none Illinois New York  
Corbine, Robert E. stepson single   male white 7 California   Indiana Illinois   
Corbine, Geraldine M. step-daughter single   female white 4 California   Indiana Illinois   




Obit: Conroy, Mrs. John (1884? - 1913)

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Surnames: CONROY


----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 03/27/1913


Conroy, Mrs. John (1884? - 19 Mar 1913)


The Chicago papers of last Thursday announced the death of Mrs. John Conroy, wife of Dr. John Conroy, formerly of Neillsville, Clark County. Death was due to pneumonia. She was twenty-eight years of age. She was married to Dr. Conroy a year ago in January. To him is offered the sympathy of a large number of friends here.



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