LEROY E. FOSNER, M. D.
Dr. Leroy E. Fosner, a physician and surgeon practicing at Evanston, where he is also conducting the Woodlawn Hospital, is a native son of Indiana, his birth having occurred in Rochester, Fulton county, that state, on the 11th of August. 1880, his parents being Ellis and Emma (Reader) Fosner, both of whom were natives of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, where they were reared, educated and married. Removing westward, they took up their abode in Indiana when that was still a frontier state and the father there engaged in farming throughout his remaining days, his death occurring in Fulton county in 1888, when he was but twenty-nine years of age. His widow still resides in Rochester and is now fifty-four years of age. In their family were three children: Mrs. Fred Izzard, living in Lewistown, Montana; Mrs. D. O. McCoy, a resident of Indianapolis, Indiana; and Leroy F.
Throughout the period of his youth Dr. Fosner was a pupil in the public schools of Rochester, Indiana, and in the Rochester Normal University, in which he pursued a course in the scientific department and also a course in the commercial department. He was graduated on the completion of the former in 1904 and on the completion of his commercial course in 1906. He resolved after a careful consideration of the broad field of business and the opportunities offered along many lines to concentrate his efforts and attention upon a professional career, and with that end in view he entered the Indiana State University as a medical student and was graduated on the completion of a four years' course with the class of 1911. He began practice in connection with the state government service at Meadow Creek, Washington, and had charge of the government hospital which was maintained in connection with the North Yakima reclamation project. He there remained until October 5, 1913, at which date he arrived in Evanston and opened an office for the private practice of his profession. He has since been one of the resident physicians of the city and has made substantial progress as a physician and surgeon. On the 14th of May, 1914, he opened the Woodlawn Hospital at Evanston, which is thoroughly modern in its equipment and in the methods there followed. There is now capacity for fifteen patients and the most thorough and scientific care is given to these. Dr. Fosner keeps in touch with the trend of modern thought and investigation having to do with the practice of medicine and surgery and his pronounced ability has gained him the wide recognition of his colleagues and contemporaries. He is serving as county physician of Uinta county and he belongs to the Wyoming State Medical Association and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Fosner was married to Mrs. E. B. Hoen, the widow of Henry Hoen and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stone. Mrs. Fosner was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and the marriage was celebrated in Ogden, Utah, in November, 1913. Dr. Fosner is a Mason, affiliated with Lodge No. 282, A. F. & A. M. of Campbellsburg, Indiana, and the Chapter No. 90, R. A. M.. at Rochester, Indiana, and he is also connected with the encampment of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Evanston, Wyoming. He is widely known because of his high professional attainments and his growing skill, and his fellow townsmen and his professional colleagues attest his worth both as a man and as a representative of the medical profession.