biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
CHANLEY J. LUKENS, M. D,, of New Sharon is a native of Ohio, and was born May 11, 1856. His parents, Joseph and Araminta (Painter) Lukens, natives of Ohio, were united in marriage in 1848, and removed to Iowa in 1862, settling on a farm near Newton, where they still reside. The early life of Dr. Lukens was spent as a farmer's boy, working hard during the summer months, and gaining a common-school education in the winter. At the age of fifteen years he entered Hazel Dell Academy, at Newton, which he attended for two years, and then, on account of ill-health, took a vacation for one year. At the age of eighteen years our subject began the study of medicine with Dr. Perry Engel, of Newton, as preceptor, and remained with him until 1878, and then entered the medical department of the State University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, attending lectures for nine months, and in the spring of 1879 located at Peoria, Iowa, as a practicing physician. In the fall of 1880 he entered the Missouri Medical College at St. Louis, graduating from that institution March 2,1881, and resumed his practice at Peoria, continuing there until the spring of 1883, when he removed to Searsboro, Iowa, at which place he resided until Jan. 1, 1885, when he came to New Sharon. Dr. Lulcens has been twice married. The first took place Oct. 16, 1879, with Miss Abbie E. Barton, a daughter of C. C. and Ellen A. Barton. By this union there was one son, William Lester, born March 17, 1882. The mother of this child died Jan. 17, 1883, and November 8 of the same year, the Doctor was again united in marriage, with Miss Emma R. Wharton, a daughter of James and Mary Wharton. She was born in Mahaska County March 18, 1856. The Doctor takes no further interest in politics than to vote as his judgment dictates. He is a member of the Society of Friends. By giving his whole attention to his professional duties he has gained a lucrative practice. He ranks well in the profession, is an untiring student, a genial, pleasant gentleman, whether in the sick-room or among his friends, and is highly esteemed in his circle of acquaintances.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy