Notes for WILLIAM FITZGERALD KIER, DR:
Son of Jacob Sherwell and Martha Jane (McBride), Kier, MD.
Born: August 5, 1849 in Leechburg, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
Died: September 30, 1927 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri.
Buried: October 5, 1927 in Bellefontaine, St. Louis County, Missouri.
Cause of Death: Chronic myocarditis and arterosclerosis.
Residence: 1916- St. Louis, Missouri.
Education: Graduate St. Louis Medical College, 1873
Excerpt From: The makers of St. Louis: a brief sketch of the growth of a great city, with ... By Edward B. Waterworth - 1906
IF ANY St. Louisan who knew his city thoroughly were asked to name a score of the leading professional men of St. Louis he must of truth include in that roster Dr. William F. Kier, who is one of the most widely known practicing physicians in the Middle West.
Dr. Kier is one of that class of progressive men, who, however modest they may Iie, cannot conceal from the general public their ability and their power to do good. Not only in the academies and in the halls of science has the voice of Dr. Kier been heard. That his theory is of the finest is recognized by many leading lights in the medical profession. Those with whom he has come in contact in a professional way know with equal surety that he has not only the skill to apply his hard-earned store of learning, but the adaptability and the subtle sickroom diplomacy which is as potent as medicine in relieving human ills.
Dr. Kier came to St. Louis thirty-three years ago at a time when almost his sole possession was the yet untried knowledge for which his diploma stood. By dint of energy and hard, unceasing work he has made his influence felt in thousands of St. Louis homes. What might be termed his technical education was gained in Detroit and in this city. He has been connected with many faculties and has been instrumental in building up to their present solidity and influence some of the most flourishing medical colleges of the West. He has been devoted not only to his own practice, but as well to the interest of the medical profession in all of its legitimate branches. His reputation as a surgeon is no less great than as a practitioner.