|JOSIAH HUTTON HOLLAND, M. D.|
With thorough preparatory
training as the basis for later success, Dr. Josiah Hutton Holland
has made substantial progress in the practice of medicine and surgery
during the years of his connection with Evanston. Conscientious in
the performance of all professional duties and keeping in touch with
the advance in scientific thought and investigation along medical and
surgical lines, his work has been of great worth to his fellow
citizens. He was born May 6, 1880, in Washington, D. C., a son of the
late David Stewart Holland, who was also born in the national capital
and was descended from one of the old families of that city, who
trace their ancestry to England. The founder of the American branch
of the Holland family came to the new world prior to the
Revolutionary war and settled in South Carolina. Among the
representatives of the family were those who participated in the
struggle for independence. The family had ever been noted for
patriotic royalty and devotion to the best interests of community and
of the country at large. David Holland was reared and educated in
Washington, D. C., and the greater part of his life was spent in
the government service at the national capital, thus following in the
footsteps of his father, David Stewart Holland, Sr., who for years
was in the United States treasury department and at his death was
succeeded by his son, who was employed in the treasury and printing
departments of the government to the time of his demise, which
occurred in Washington in 1889, when he had reached the age of
forty-five years. He was a democrat in his political belief but never
allowed political bias in any way to influence him in the performance
of his duties. His religious faith was that of the Episcopal church
and his Christian belief guided him in all life’s relations.
After the death of his father he was the sole support of his widowed
mother. He married Elizabeth Hutton, a native of Maryland, who is of
Scotch lineage, her father being a native of Scotland. Mrs. David
Stewart Holland is living and resides in Washington. By her marriage she became the
mother of six children.
Dr. Holland of this review was the fourth in order of birth in that family. At the usual age he became a pupil in the public schools of Washington, passing through consecutive grades to the high school, later becoming a student in George Washington University, from which he was graduated in 1901. He returned to his alma mater for preparation for the medical profession and in 1905 won the M. D. degree. While engaged in the study of medicine he was a pharmacist at the Children’s Hospital in Washington, D. C., and following his graduation served as an interne in the Garfield Memorial Hospital and Emergency Hospital of Washington, D. C., his service in those connections covering altogether three years and bringing to him valuable practical experience such as can only be gained in hospital work. He entered upon the private practice of medicine in his native city, there remaining for two years, and in 1909 he entered the medical department of the United States army, serving in that capacity until March I, 1914, when he resigned and came to Evanston. He has since been engaged in active and continuous general practice in Wyoming and has become recognized as an able physician and surgeon, his ability winning for him continually growing success.
In Evanston, on the 22d of September, 1910, Dr. Holland was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Clark, a (laughter of Senator Clark, and they have become parents of one child, Dyer Clark Holland, who was born in Evanston, September 27, 1917.
Fraternally Dr. Holland is a Mason, belonging to Evanston Lodge, No. 4, F. & A. M. His political allegiance is given to the republican party and he served for two years, in 1915 and 1916, as county health officer. He has also been assistant railroad surgeon for the Union Pacific Railroad Company. Along the strict path of his profession he is connected with the Wyoming State Medical Society and the American Medical Association and thus keeps abreast with the trend of modern scientific thought and investigation. His record is indeed a creditable one. He attended college for seven years, paying his own way throughout the entire period, and he thus displayed the elemental strength of his character. Recognizing the value of educational training and discipline, he utilized every advantage that would enable him to qualify in this way for life’s practical and responsible duties. His entire career has been characterized by an orderly progression that has brought him out of humble surroundings to a place of prominence in professional circles in his adopted state. He is interested in all that tends to bring to man the key to the complex mystery which we call life and his knowledge, experience and devotion to the profession has made his work of great value to his fellow townsmen.