Dr. George W. Middleton, Dec 10, 1866 -
DUP Obituary Scrapbook (1933-1939)
Associates and leaders in the Church and the field of medicine paid final
tribute to Dr. George W. Middleton, prominent Salt Lake physician, at
funeral services yesterday afternoon in the Assembly Hall. Dr. Middleton
died thursday morning of a heart attack.
Speakers who paid tribute to the character and accomplishments of Dr.
Middleton were Pres. Heber J. Grant, Elder Richard R. Lyman of the Council
of the Twelve, William R. Palmer of Cedar City, brother-in-law of the
deceased; Dr. William R. Tyndale, associate of Dr. Middleton, and Elder
Nephi L. Morris, former president of Salt Lake Stake.
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[The following is an undated write-up on Dr. Middleton
done prior to his death.]
Dr. George W. Middleton, physician and surgeon in Salt Lake for 27 years,
was honored at a dinner given by close friends and colleagues Friday evening
in the president's suite at the Hotel Utah.
The veteran physician, partner with the late Dr. S. H. Allen for many
years and one of the founders of the Intermountain Clinic, retired from
active practice March 1.
One thing Dr. Middleton intends to do soon, he said Friday, is to make a
trip through historic points in the southern states with Mrs. Middleton "on
a honeymoon, as I have never had time for one before."
Dr. Middleton told briefly some of the high points of his life at the
dinner. Born December 10, 1866, at Hamilton's Fort, Iron county, he was a
farmer during his youth. He later attended the Brigham Young academy at
Provo for three years during his "teens," then taught school for two years
at Coalville. He took a medical course at the University of Louisville,
Ky., and practiced medicine in southern Utah, during which period he married
Lillie Palmer, then postmistress and saleslady in the largest store in Cedar
Following a year's study in the Lonlon hospital, England, and a year at
Johns Hopkins university, with travel in Europe, he and Dr. Allen began the
practice of medicine and surgery in Salt Lake in 1907.
Dr. Middleton was founder of the Intermountain clinic, organized April 1,
1917. Dr. William R. Tyndale, a co-founder, succeeds Dr. Middleton as senior
physician of the clinic.
Known widely as a lover of the great out-of-doors and of pioneer history,
Dr. Middleton is also an amateur geologist of no mean ability. With Dr.
Frederick J. Pack of the University of Utah geology department, and others,
he has made a number of field trips studying Utah geology.
Fellow physicians and old friends attended the dinner Friday evening, in
course of which Dr. Middleton was presented with a gift.
Short toasts were given by Dr. Tyndale, toastmaster; Henry C. Taggart,
Joseph Hyde, Dr. Heber J. Sears, Dr. F. F. Hatch, Dr. L. E. Viko and Dr.