Bio: Haygard, Thomas G. (1914)


Surnames: Haygard, Tonnessen, Torkildson, Knudson

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) page 727

Thomas G. Haygard, D. C., the pioneer chiropractor of Eau Claire, the new method of analyzing the symptoms of and adjusting the physical cause of disease without medicine, surgery or osteopathy. He was born in Norway, January 27, 1891, the son of Lars and Karoline (Tonnessen) Torkildson. He was reared in Norway, receiving his education in the public schools. He took the family name of Haygard and taught for a time in the schools of Christianson, and in May, 1910, came to the United States and commenced the study of the English language in Brooklyn, N. Y. In December, 1911, he entered the Palmer - School of Chiropractic at Davenport, Iowa, the chiropractic fountain head, and after two years of study was graduated March 28, 1913, and in May of the same year began the practice of his profession at Spring Valley, Minn., where he remained until February 1, 1914, when he came to Eau Claire. He is now, 1914, building up a good practice and has one assistant, J. C. Knudson, who has charge of the office while the doctor looks after his many outside patients.



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