Biography of Dr. Ebenezer M. Buckingham
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





EBENEZER M. BUCKINGHAM, M. D., physician, Springfield. Dr. Buckingham is a son of Milton and Belinda (Cooley) Buckingham: she was a native of Springfield, Mass., and he of New York State, from which they removed, in the year 1800; to the Northwest Territory, and settled in what is now Athens Co., Ohio; he was a farmer, but removed to Zanesville in 1832 and engaged in merchandising, and came to Springfield in 1843, where he continued in mercantile trade several years, having retired two or three years before his decease, which occurred in 1852; his widow and three children survived him; her decease occurred in Springfield in 1812; the two sons and a daughter still reside here. The subject of this sketch was born in Athens County in 1824; he received a rudimentary and preparatory education in select schools, and graduated from Kenyon College in 1846, after which he read medicine with the late Dr. Robert Rodgers, and began the practice of his profession here in Springfield, his first experience being in 1849, still remembered as the cholera year; in the winter of 1849-50, he attended lectures at and graduated from Jefferson College, Philadelphia, and has since practiced his profession here, having the deserved confidence and liberal patronage of the community. He has been a member of the Clark County. Medical Society since its organization; is a member of the Episcopal Church, and has contributed toward the improvement of the city and county, having lately completed a fine three story block on the southeast corner of Limestone and High streets. He married, in 1850, Miss Mary IBerdan, daughter of the late Judge Berdan, of Toledo; her decease occurred in 1865; one son and a daughter survive - John M., now a medical student, and Miss Alice. In 1867, he married Miss Caroline Starring, of La Fayette, Ind.; from this union, four children survive - Benjamin S., Belinda, William L. and Avery.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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