Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Dr. William W. Watkins

Dr. W. W. Watkins

  • Born in Warner NH –1846
  • MD from Washington University — St. Louis Missouri
  • medical practice — Mine La Motte Missouri — 1872-1880
  • medical practice — St. Louis Missouri — 1880-1887
  • Professor — College of Physicians  & Surgeons — St. Louis Missouri — 1884-1887
  • medical practice — Moscow ID — 1887-
  • organizing member and first president — Idaho State Medical Society
  • member & Secretary — Board of Regence — University of Idaho
  • president of the chamber of commerce — Moscow ID
  • first chairman of Idaho State Republican Party
  • model for Dr. Hawkins in “Buffalo Coat” authored by his granddaughter
  • died in moscow ID — 1901
  • charter member of Moscow Elks Lodge #249
  • Lifetime member of BPOE #249 – on lodge wall of remembrance
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