A B. HARDIN, M. D.
A gentleman of much promise in his profession, being one who has had favorable opportunities for receiving a thorough classical and professional education, has availed himself of them to the utmost. The honors that have come to him are indeed well deserved, and the success he has achieved as a medical practitioner is the evidence of his proficiency.
Dr. Hardin is a native of LaFayette county, Missouri, born August 30, 1857. His parents, Daniel S. and Sallie (Buckner) Hardin, were natives of Kentucky. His father was a farmer by occupation, who now carries on agricultural pursuits in Jackson county, Missouri. The family numbered 5 children, of whom 4 are living, namely: Joel H., Dr. C. B., Louise and Lena.
Our subject was reared on a farm, and began his education in the public schools of the neighborhood. He afterward pursued a course in Woodland College, at Independence, Missouri, and subsequently matriculated in the Christian University, at Canton, Missouri, where he pursued the regular course. After leaving college he taught a term of school in Salem county, Missouri, and then took up the study of medicine, attended lectures in Kansas City, while in 1881 he was graduated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of this place. He began practice with his first preceptor, Dr. John Bryant, of Independence, but after three months located at Excelsior Springs, Missouri, where he remained until the fall of 1882, when he went to New York City and attended Bellevue Hospital Medical College. He was graduated there in the spring of 1883, and immediately thereafter located at Independence, where he practiced his profession until January, 1888. He has since resided in Kansas City. He was examiner for several insurance companies while practicing in Independence, being thus connected with the Bankers' Life Insurance Company, the Ancient Order of United Workmen, the Fraternal Guardians, the National Union and the Provident Life Insurance. He is a member of Trinity Lodge, No. 229, K. of P., and of the Woodmen of the World. In 1889 he was a candidate for the office of city physician, and was defeated by only one vote.
On the 19th of June, 1884, Dr. Hardin was joined in wedlock with Miss Lunette Mosby, of Liberty, Missouri. They have 2 children - Celeste and Samuel B. They are members of the Christian church, and in politics the Doctor is a democrat. He has not availed himself of the opportunities of taking public position, on account of his large practice. He is prepossessing in manner, retiring in disposition, and a more genial, courteous gentleman is seldom found.
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