DR. ELMER LAWRENCE APPLE,
for the past ten years engaged in medical practice at Golden Gate, Wayne county, Illinois, has in that time become genuinely established in the community. Well and favorably known to the medical profession of Wayne county, and secure in the regard of the highly representative clientele which he has won to himself, Dr. Apple is recognized as one of the foremost men of his town and county.
Born in Paoli, Orange county, Indiana, on November 6, 1874, Dr. Apple is the son of William C. and Elizabeth (Lowe) Apple. William Apple, a native of North Carolina, was born there in 1836, and is the son of Ridley C. Apple, a native born German who settled in Indiana in 1846. William Apple and his wife still reside on the Orange county farm which was the home of the family for so many years. Seven children were born to them. Five of that number are now living. They are: William Walter, of California; H. L., living in Youngs Creek, Indiana; Z. M., of French Lick Springs, Indiana; Alonzo, of Young's Creek, Indiana, and Elmer L. of this review. Two daughters,ŚMary Rosa and Sarah Ellen are deceased. Alonzo and Z. M. are twins, and are both large men, weighing two hundred and forty pounds each.
Dr. Apple was given good educational advantages, attending the public schools of Paoli and graduating from the high school of that place in due season, after which he attended the State Normal at Paoli. Following that he entered the teaching profession and taught school for four years. The work was not suited to him, however, and he felt that he would accomplish more in the medical profession, to which he had ever felt a strong inclination, and in 1895 the young man began the study of medicine in the Hospital College of Medicine at Louisville, Kentucky. In 1898 he was graduated from that institution, receiving his degree of M. D., after which the ambitious and studious young doctor took a post graduate course in the Chicago Clinical School, completing his work there in 1902. Immediately thereafter Dr. Apple began the active practice of his profession, locating in Golden Gate, where he has ever found ample scope for the exercise of his talent and ability, and he has been
successful in the highest sense of the word. Dr. Apple confines his ministrations to a territory covering about six square miles, and is one of the busiest men in the profession to be found in Wayne county.
Dr. Apple is a member of the Wayne county, Illinois State and American Medical Associations. Fraternally he is connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Modern Woodmen and the Order of Ben Hur. He is a Methodist in his religious belief, and is an adherent to Democratic principles in a political way.
In 1900 Dr. Apple was united in marriage with Miss Mamie Hadley, of Wayne county, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Hadley. They have one child,ŚCarmen Irene, born in July, 1905.