Gilbert, Dr. Kramer M.


SPOUSESBessie S. Gilbert



His appears in the 1916,  191719181919192019211923192519261929193019311932 and 1940 Chandler (Arizona) City Directories  as a physician. His wife is Bessie. They lived on N. Colorado Street. The 1921 and 1923 directories (also 1926) said his business was on Boston near San Marcos Place. Their home was on Colorado, near Buffalo.

The 1929 directory said his business was at 71 W. Boston and that he and Bessie lived at 114 N. Colorado. (1930, 1931, 1932) The 1932 Phoenix Telephone Directory, Chandler section, said he was a physician surgeon and that his work phone number was 3 and his home number, 5. He lived on Colorado.

In the 1940 Chandler Resident Directory, he and Bessie S. were listed as living on the east side of north Colorado beyond east Buffalo (streets). Their phone number was 5.

Dr. Kramer Gilbert was Chandler's first physician. He built the Gilbert Building at 71 W. Boston St. in 1918 for his personal medical office and practiced there for more than 30 years. The city's first dentist, Dr. William Barackman, practiced on the top floor for many years.

-Dr. Gilbert and his family and Dr. F.C. Jordan and family have decided to settle here in Chandler from Iowa.

Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Jordan graduated from Drake University together in 1908.  After five years in practice, they decided they wanted a place to set up practice together.

Driving in autos, they went west and took a six weeks drive.  They stopped at various places until landing in Phoenix where they heard about Chandler.  After seeing the area, they decided to stay.

Dr. Gilbert is from Curlew, Iowa.

Dr. Gilbert and his family are having a cottage built by Mr. Young, but for now living in a tent.  (Chandler Arizonan 1/24/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert was elected to the board of trustees for the Methodist Episcopal Church.  (Chandler Arizonan 1/24/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert will be in Mesa during the afternoons while Dr. R.F. Palmer is called home to Michigan because of his mother's illness.  He will be in his offices during the mornings and evenings.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/7/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert delievered the first baby boy in Chandler.  He is the son of H.T. Armistead and Mrs. H.T. Armistead.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/14/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert attended a masonic banquet with Professor Markham in Phoenix which was held to honor several distinguished guests including Vice-President elect Thomas Marshall.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/14/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert was called to the home of Frank Mesios to take care of Mr. Mesios' son who had been kicked by a horse.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/14/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert was called to the Black family home where he found them in serious condition after getting ptomaine poisoning.  Through hard work, he made them comfortable and to be believed out of danger.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/14/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert has discontinued his trips to Mesa since the other doctor has returned to work.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/21/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert has put up a sign near his house by the railroad for his office.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/21/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert and family has moved into a five room cottage built by Mr. Young, and will probably buy the place.  He will be moving his office their also.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/21/1913)

-A carload of household goods belonging to Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Jordan arrived last Saturday from Des Moines, Iowa.  Dr. Gilbert put his furnishings in his new home he had just bought from Mr. Young.  Dr. Gilbert ordered trees and bushes to beautify the place, and rumor has it he has bought the lot next to his home.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/28/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert was called in to treat E.E. Watson's boy who upset a boiling pot of water onto his leg.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/7/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert is one of the 33 charter members of the Methodist Church.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/21/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert is getting ready to open new offices within ten days.  The building will be fire proof and erected on Commonwealth Avenue, and across from the San Marcos Hotel.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/4/1913)

-Last Friday, he attended a meeting of Masons to discuss a lodge in Chandler.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/11/1913)

-The offices Dr. Jordan and himself are building are going to be 36 feet wide and 12 feet deep.  The floor will be cement, and when completed will have three rooms, and in addition a temporary drug room.  The reception will be in mission style while the offices will be white.

Mr. Mallory has the contract, and plans to be finished by the first of May.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/11/1913)

-The plastering for the new office has been finished, and Dr. Gilbert expects to move in the next two weeks.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/2/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert fixed the youngest Lembke boy's finger after it was smashed in a buggy accident.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/9/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert was the doctor for the birth of a boy and a girl on Sunday for the Erb and McDaniel family.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/16/1913)

-The Gilbert home is receiving a new coat of paint in the color of grey.  His office with Dr. Jordan is almost done.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/16/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert was the doctor on scene for the birth of a baby girl for Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso Allion.  He says the baby weight eight pounds.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/6/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Jordan examined the shot wound of Mr. Dingus in his right arm.  They determined it needed to be amputated, and he needed to go to the hospital in Mesa.  They would donate their services when he returned.

Dr. Gilbert says the shot shattered the elbow, but the arm stopped the shot from entering the body and possibly killing him.  He says that seven or eight shots are left in the body.  Baring complications or blood poisoning, Mr. Dingus should recover.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/13/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert examined Mrs. Sorenson, who had become very ill after eating raw pork several weeks ago.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/13/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert treated Arontu Povuro for lacerations to the legs after his horses bolted.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/13/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert donated one dollar for the 4th of July celebration.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/27/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert treated the wound for Chester Marsh.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/27/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert went to Mesa early in the week to dress the leg of Josemaria Eneres, who was injured in a hay baler near Chandler several weeks ago.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/27/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert attended to the wounds of T.J. Heady.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/4/1913)

-Drs. Gilbert and Jordan did adnoid surgery on Max England.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/25/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert treated A.A. Brion for his injuries received after falling on one of the tines of a hay fork.  (Chandler Arizonan 8/1/1913)

-Dr. Gilbert's case car has been acting up.  First, he had to send part of it to Chicago to be fixed, then several days ago, he got it back and it stopped again.  He had to send it to Phoenix for a carbuereter overhaul.  It is somewhat running smoothly now, bu he's watching it carefully.  (Chandler Arizonan 8/8/1913)