1916-1997 — Lakewood, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA
Dr. Myron L. Pardee was born on 18 March 1916 in North Dakota to the Reverand Artland "Lynn" Pardee, a Methodist Minister and his wife, (whose given name is not known to this Author, but records indicate it may have been Mary or Margaret, but records state that her Maiden Surname was Lawson). The Rev. Pardee was serving as a Minister in the Town of Hampden, Cavalier County, North Dakota, between 1912 and 1917. Myron's Mother died in North Dakota, and his Father remarried, to Lillian "Pearl" (Nee Townsend) in 1918. The family moved back to Chautauqua County, New York. His Step Mother, Lillian "Pearl" Pardee, died in 1930, and his Father was married a third time, to Edith DeLand.
Dr. Pardee graduated from Mayville High School, in Chautauqua County, New York; earned his Bachelor of Science Degree at Mount Union College, in Alliance, Ohio; and received his degree of Doctor of Medicine (M. D.) in June of 1941 from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. In July 1941, Dr. Pardee began his internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, which was affiliated with Tulane University.
In April of 1942, Dr. Pardee enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps, in the Medical Division, and received his commission as First Lieutenant. In July of 1942, Dr. Pardee was sent to Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania and entered the Medical Officers' Training School. On August 01, 1942, he went to Fort Mason, San Francisco, California, to await transportation. In September 1942, Dr. Pardee sailed for Aukland, New Zealand, where he was stationed for a short time, before being transferred to Sidney, Australia. One month later, (November 01, 1942) he was sent to Charles Towers, North Eastern, Australia, joining the 17th Station Hospital Unit, as an orthopedic surgeon.
In July of 1943, Dr. Pardee was promoted to the Rank of Captain, and was sent to Milne Bay in the jungles of South Eastern, New Guinea, to set up a dispensary, while a hospital was being built. In September 1944, the Unit moved to Owi, an island north of New Guinea, in the Netherlands, East Indies, near the Equator. In November 1944, Dr. Pardee received his specialist rating in orthopedic surgery and X-ray, and was made Chief of that department. In May of 1945, Dr. Pardee was transferred to the 132nd General Hospital in Biak, to complete orthopedic work there, while his own Unit was being moved to that location. He was later made Chief Surgeon of the 17th Station Hospital.
On December 14th, 1945, Dr. Pardee sailed from Biak. reaching Los Angeles, California on January 01, 1946, and was sent to Fort Knox, Kentucky, to receive a three months' terminal leave. He spent his terminal leave with his parents, Rev. Artland Lynn and Edith Pardee, in Fredonia, New York, before returning to Fort Knox, Kentucky, in March of 1946 to be formally discharged from active Military Service. On March 15, 1946, Dr. Pardee went to Cleveland, Ohio where he was accepted as an assistant resident doctor of the University Hospital of Western Reserve. In April 1946, Dr. Pardee was, promoted to the Rank of Major, U.S. Army Reserve Corps, while he was working toward his certification as a specialist in orthopedic surgery, at Western Reserve's University Hospital.
On 30 August, 1947, at the First Methodist Church in Warren, (Warren City, Warren County) Pennsylvania, Dr. Myron L. Pardee Married Dorothy "Jean" Erickson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burton R. and Alice Erickson, of Warren. His Bride was a graduate of Warren High School and the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, of Western Reserve University Hospitals, in Cleveland, Ohio. The Officiating Clergymen of the double ring ceremony were the Groom's Father, Rev. Lynn Pardee, and Rev. Wayne Furman, Pastor of the Warren Church.
In July of 1949, Dr. Pardee finished additional training at the Crile Veterans Hospital, which was affiliated with the University Hospitals of Western Reserve. He was serving as a Consultant with the Veterans Administration, and was appointed as a Consultant at the Cleveland Rehabilitation Center, and was elected to the Staff of City Hospital of Cleveland, as an instructor on fractures.
In November 1949, Dr. Myron L. Pardee, opened an office for the practise of Orthopedic Surgery in Madison Square Medical Building, on Madison Avenue, in Lakewood, Ohio. In late December of 1960, Dr. Myron L. Pardee was appointed to the Lakewood, Ohio Board of Education to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Theodore Brooks. Dr. Pardee remained a member of the Lakewood School Board for more than 5 years, serving as its President for the year of 1964.
During his Medical Career, Dr. Myron L. Pardee, was on staff and affiliated with Lakewood Hospital and the Lakewood Office of the Society for Crippled Children (now the Achievement Center for Children) For a number of years, he was the Chief of Staff of the Orthopedic Deparment at Lakewood Hospital.
On 18 July 1997, just 6 weeks shy of the 50th Anniversary of his Marriage to his beloved Jean, Dr. Myron L. Pardee, died at his home, in Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Besides his Widow, Jean, Dr. Pardee was survived by a number of Children and Grandchildren, and Hundreds of Military Veterans, and Hundreds of former patients, grateful for his skill and dedication in the field of Orthopedic Surgery.
U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918
Owner's Name: A L Pardee
State: North Dakota
01 April 1915 Census/North Dakota/Ramsey Co./Northfield/Roll: ndsc_06870/Line: 38 & 39
Ashland L. Pardee/Head of Household/Age 30-60
Marza L. Pardee/Wife/Age 30-60
NOTE: Mrs. Pardee's 1st name is written over, and is not clear enough to decipher.
It may be Mary, or Margaret, written as Margt.
10 January 1920 Census/Harmony/Chautauqua Co./New York/Roll:1091/ED-146/Page: 2A
Household Members: Name Age Family#: 31-32
Artland L Pardee/Head of Household/42/Married/New Yorkx2/PA/Clergyman/Church
Pearl L Pardee/Wife/36/Married/Indiana/OH/IND
Myron L Pardee/Son/3yrs-8mos/North Dakota/NY/IND
14 May 1930 Census/Mayville/Chautauqua Co./New York/Roll: 1412/ED-9/Page: 13A
Household Members: Name Age Family#: 294-294
Artland L Pardee/Head of Household/53/Widowed/1st Married at 38//NYx2/PA/Minister/Methodist Church
Myron L Pardee/Son/14/North Dakota/NYx2
Living at 83 South Erie Street
Social Security Death Index
Name: Myron L. Pardee
Last Residence: 44107 Lakewood, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States of America
Born: 18 Mar 1916
Died: 18 Jul 1997
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)
Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007
Name: Myron L Pardee
Birth Date: 18 Mar 1916
Birth State: North Dakota
Birth Country: United States
Hispanic Origin: Not Hispanic (Latino)
Death Date: 18 Jul 1997
Death Time: 05:40 PM
Hospital of Death: Home
City of Death: Lakewood
County of Death: Cuyahoga
Age at Death: 81
Hospital Status: Other/Residence
Social Security Number: 206-09-4002
Mother's Maiden Name: Lawson
Marital Status: Married
Education: 5+ years college
Armed Forces Indicator: Yes
Branch of Service: US Army Med Cor
Industry of Decedent: Offices and clinics of physicians
Occupation of Decedent: Physicians
Census Tract: 1601
Primary Registration District: 1802
Alumni Association, University of Rochester, 685 Mt. Hope Avenue, Box 278993, Rochester, NY 14627-8993.
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Myron L. Pardee '41, July 1997
University of Rochester~CLASS OF 1941
The Lakewood Public Schools - 1984: A Compilation of Histories
BOARD OF EDUCATION Minutes - 1946 to 1980
In late December of 1960, Dr. Myron L. Pardee was appointed to the Lakewood, Ohio Board of Education to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Theodore Brooks. Dr. Pardee remained a member of the Lakewood School Board for more than 5 years, serving as its President for the year of 1964.
Dr. Myron Pardee
Member 6 years - 1960 to 1965; President - 1964
Rev Artland L Pardee
Spouse: Lillian Pearl Pardee (1883 - 1930)
Burial: Levant Cemetery
Poland, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
Created by: Carol Brown
Record added: Apr 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51329202
Lillian Pearl Pardee
Spouse: Artland L Pardee (1877 - 1961)*
Burial: Levant Cemetery
Poland, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
Created by: Carol Brown
Record added: Apr 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51329205
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Artland Lynn Pardee
Birth Date: 16 Mar 1877
U.S. Citizen: Natural Born
FHL Roll Number: 1926880
Place of Employment: Russell, Warren Co. PA
Nearest Relative: Della J. Northrop, Mother
Russell, Warren Co. PA
Color of Eyes: Blue
Hair: Dark Brown
Signature: Artland Lynn Pardee
Hampden, North Dakota
The Presbyterians held services in a hall built by Arthur Elliott. A few terms of school were held in the building, too, with Mary Goldsbury (mother of Tom O’Brien and Eva Johnson). The hall was rebuilt and purchased by the Methodist church which was organized with Rex Nesbet as minister, J.F. Loehre, president; A.C. Davis, secretary. The last remodeling of the church was in 1974, and church conducted for the first time in February.
Pastors serving have been W.E. Dudley; T.S. Brown;
A.L. Pardee (Mrs. Pardee passed away while they lived in Hampden), 1914;
H.F. Midrif, 1917; Joseph Chester, 1918; G. Bateman, 1919; G.N. Harvey, 1920;C.T. Ensign, 1920; D.M. Lower, 1922; W. Dodge, 1923; A.H. Gamble, 1924; J.R. Wenrich, 1925; Frank Rumor, 1930; F. Forster, 1935; Chas. Kepler, 1935; George Muzzey, 1948; W.E. McCod, 1949; R.E. Ritter, 1950; Virgil Holmes, 1954; W.J. Hutlet, 1962; Donald Goold, 1967; Francis Kinzler, 1974 to present .
I was born in 1955, with the congenital birth defect, known as Hip Dysplasia. In those days, what are now routine examinations were not done, so consequently, I was two years old before a diagnosis was made. My parents were referred to Dr. Myron L. Pardee, an Orthopedic Surgeon at Lakewood Hospital, in our hometown of Lakewood, Ohio. It was apparent to him that my left leg was out of place, not in the hip socket. Because it was 1957, there were not many options available. What is known about hip Dysplasia Today, and the non-invasive Treatments for it, were not yet developed. My age, and level of development and growth, were also factors to be considered. Dr. Pardee performed surgery & I spent the next 11 months in nine different plaster casts to keep me IMMOBILE, until it all healed. The last cast had a "bar" between my legs. I was three years old before I took my 1st steps.
For all intents and purposes, Dr. Pardee performed a MIRACLE, allowing me to Walk, Run, and have a NORMAL childhood, adolescence and adulthood. I participated and excelled in school sports, (Softball, Basketball, & Volleyball), from 6th Grade through 12th Grade. I was an avid swimmer, (& diving board diver) and rode my bicycle everywhere. I graduated from Lakewood High School in 1973, Married in 1974, and had a child in 1976, and never had one bit of trouble, or problems, or pain......
Until.....About 20 years ago. I took a nasty fall, so at age 35, I needed a Total Hip Replacement. I spent 4 YEARS trying to find a Surgeon that would replace a hip on some one that YOUNG. I finally found a most excellent one, and ended up having BOTH hips replaced in 1995. This Surgeon told me that what Dr. Pardee had done in 1957 was "Unheard of" back then. It was the Cutting Edge of Skill and Techniques. Dr. Pardee had literally "built" me a socket, creating ridges of bone, to hold the leg in place. The MIRACLE of it all, was that this created hip socket held up so well, for so long, in such an active life.
My own personal memories of the Surgery, the Hospital stay, and recovery, are limited to bits and pieces, like the "giant" overhead X-ray machine as it descended over me; the smell of Ether, the little girl, who was my roommate, my eldest brother swinging me up-side-down by the bar on that last cast, and my older brother singing and playing games with me while we were sitting on our living room floor. The clearest memory that I have, was going home, after the last cast came off.
I was sitting at a little set of table and chairs in the hospital hallway, with a couple of other children. We were having a lunch of chili. I remember swinging my legs freely, yes finally free of casts, and I remember telling anyone who would listen that my Daddy was coming to get me and I was going home. Then from some distance behind me, I heard my Daddy call my name. I got up, turned, and ran down that hallway into his open arms. He hugged me tightly, but he was crying. He was on his knees, so we were at eye level, and I remember holding his face in my hands, and telling him, "Don't cry, Daddy. I get to go home, and I don't ever have to come back to stay."
I was later to learn WHY he was crying. It was the FIRST time he had ever seen me, his baby daughter, upright on her own two feet, walking, running.
I never forgot Dr. Pardee's name, or his Skill and Gifted Talents that allowed me a normal life. Yes, Dr. Myron L. Pardee had a huge impact on me and made a REAL difference in my life. A simple Thank You seems inadequate. I can only hope his blessings were many, and that he now sits very near Our Lord.