San Bernardino County
CALVERT L. EMMONS, M. D.
L. Emmons, health officer of Ontario, and one
of the foremost representatives of the medical profession in San Bernardino County,
was born in Dawson, Nebraska, July 8, 1882. His father, George R. Emmons, was a native of
Maine and in boyhood made his way westward to Wisconsin. After attaining his majority he went to Nebraska, where he
became a successful farmer and man of affairs.
He came to California
in 1903 and lived retired for some years before his death, which occurred in June
1932. As a young man he married Jane
Goldsmith, a native of Wisconsin, and three children were born to them: Calvert L.; Myrtle, now Mrs. Vane L. Olinger; and Warren, all living in Ontario.
native state Dr. Emmons pursued his education for four years at the University of Nebraska, taking two years of
pre-medical work and spending two years in medical school. He entered in 1906, the University of Southern
California and was awarded the M. D. degree in
1908. As an intern of the German Hospital
and of the National Soldier’s Home at Sawtelle, California,
Dr. Emmons made practical use of his theoretical knowledge. At Overton, Nebraska,
he began his career as a physician and surgeon, remaining there for five years,
at the end of which he located in Ontario,
and has since specialized in surgery.
Possessing skill of high order, he has successfully performed many
delicate operations and has a large practice here. His fine X-ray laboratory and suite of
offices are located in his own building, recently erected in the heart of Ontario, on its famous Euclid Avenue,
which contains the leading theater of the city.
As health officer of Ontario he has also established an enviable
reputation, serving for years in that capacity.
With financial affairs of the city he is closely associated as a member
of the advisory board of the Bank of America.
In 1909 Dr. Emmons was married to Miss Minnie
Lundgren, of Iowa, and they have three children: Lowell, a student at Leland Stanford University;
Alexis, who is attending junior college; and Louise, a sophomore in high
was a councilman of Ontario for two terms, working for the best interests of
the city. He is a past president of the
local Lions Club and one of the trustees of the Christian Church. His fraternal affiliations are with the
Masons. When a medical student he joined
the Phi Rho Sigma Society and is also a member of the San Bernardino County,
Southern California and California State Medical Societies and the American
Medical Association. The prestige which
he enjoys in his profession is indicated in the fact that he was elected
president of the San Bernardino Medical Society, which he had formerly served
as vice-president and as a member of the board of councilors..
By: Michele Y. Larsen on March 3, 2012.
of the South Vol. II,
by John Steven McGroarty, Pages
163-164, Clarke Publ., Chicago, Los Angeles,
© 2012 Michele
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