Biography of Dr. George W. Ogden
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GEORGE WESTON OGDEN, M. D.
Dr. George Weston Ogden has long occupied a conspicuous position on the medical staff of the Napa State Hospital, not alone because of his official status, but also because of the skill and ability which he has displayed in the performance of his duties. Genial and kindly, yet firm when necessary, he is well liked by all with whom he comes in contact and is recognized as an invaluable member of the staff of this great institution. He was born in Sacramento, California, on the 16th of August, 1870, and is a son of George Washington and Mary Ellen (Cunningham) Ogden. On coming west his parents first settled in Virginia City, Nevada, and the father conducted a stage line between Virginia City and Sacramento, that being prior to the advent of railroads in this part of the country. At the same time he was engaged in the wholesale grocery business, supplying the mines and smaller towns in that part of the country. Later the family moved to Sacramento, where he and his wife spent the remainder of their days.

Dr. Ogden received his elementary education in the public schools of Sacramento. In his boyhood he went to work in the Weinstock-Lubin store and later obtained a position in the office of a doctor in Sacramento. There he became interested in the medical profession as a life work, and he subsequently matriculated in the medical department of the University of California, from which he was graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1892. He then engaged in the practice of his profession in Sacramento, where he remained until 1902, when he was made assistant city physician of that city. Soon afterward he became resident physician of the Southern Pacific Railroad in San Francisco and was also appointed physician for the Market Street street railway line. Some time later he resigned these positions and returned to Sacramento, where he again engaged in private practice, in which he continued until 1905, when he accepted a position as assistant physician at the Napa State Hospital. In December, 1920, he was appointed first assistant physician and on December 1, 1925. he became medical superintendent.

Dr. Ogden was married to Miss Olive Belle Walters, who was born and reared in Napa county, of which her parents were pioneer settlers. Fraternally the Doctor is a member of the Native Sons of the Golden West and is a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He has a comfortable and attractive ranch home near Napa and is very happily situated in life. Affable and friendly in his social relations, he enjoys marked popularity throughout the community, where he has a large acquaintance.

From:
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
and Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago 1926


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