Biography of Dr. J. Harry Birkett
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Dr. J. Harry Birkett is a successful and well known dentist of East Liverpool. He was born here, Dec. 30, 1884, and is the son of Dr. Charles H. and Mary (Nicholson) Birkett.

Dr. Charles H. Birkett, a leading dentist of Columbiana County, who has engaged in the practice of his profession in East Liverpool since 1878, was born at Rochester, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1856, the son of John and Mary (Morrison) Birkett. John Birkett was a veteran of the Civil War and a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. He died in 1914 and is buried in Riverview Cemetery, East Liverpool.

When a small boy Charles H. Birkett went to England with his mother who was in ill health. She died in London, and is buried in Hagget's Cemetery. He received his early education in London and at the age of 17 years returned to this country and took up the study of dentistry. He is a graduate of the Chicago College of Dental Surgery, having taken post graduate work there in 1900. He has passed the state board both in Pennsylvania and Ohio and is a member of the Corydon-Palmer Dental Society, the Ohio State Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and is an honorary member of the Beaver County (Pa.) Dental Society, and the Odontological Society of Western Pennsylvania. Dr. Birkett is affiliated with the following lodges: F. & A. M., No. 315, Riddle Lodge; East Liverpool Chapter R. & A. M. No. 100; Keramos Council No. 95 R. & S. M.; Pilgrim Commandery No. 55 K. T.; Life member Al Koran Cleveland; National League of Masonic Clubs; Life member of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite 32nd degree of Cleveland; Honorary member of Pittsburgh Commandery No. 1 K. T.; Allegheny Commandery No. 35 K. T. North side, Pittsburgh; Beaver Valley Cornmandery No. 84 K. T., Beaver Falls, Pa.; Duquesne Commandery No. 72 K. T., Pittsburgh; McKeesport Commandery No. 86 K. T.; and Ascalon Commandery No. 59 K. T. Pittsburgh.

To Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Birkett four children were born: Dr. Lillian E., a graduate of East Liverpool High School and Pittsburgh University, is engaged in the practice of dentistry at Pittsburgh; J. Harry, the subject of this sketch; Olive M., married J. F. Fielding, a hardware merchant of Charleston, W. Va.; and Willard N., lives in East Liverpool. Dr. J. Harry Birkett was graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1902 and from the University of Michigan in 1912. For several years he was associated in practice with his father, after which he established offices in the Little Building.

On April 11, 1914, Dr. Birkett was married to Miss Hazel Hurst, a native of Wellsville, Ohio, and the daughter of William J. and Christina Hurst, both deceased. He was a Civil War veteran.

Dr. Birkett is identified with the Coryden-Palmer Dental Society, Ohio State Dental Association and the American Dental Association. He is a Republican, a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and belongs to Riddle Lodge, F. & A. M. No. 315; East Liverpool Chapter No. 100, R. A. M.; Keramos Council, R. & F. M. No. 95; and Pilgrim Commandery K. T. No. 55.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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