Biography of Guy E. Byers
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





Dr. Guy Ewing Byers, of Salem, ranks among the capable young physicians and surgeons of Columbiana County. He was born at Gordon, Ohio, in Darke County, Sept. 29, 1891, and is the son of Dr. P. W. and Laura (Gilfillan) Byers.

Dr. P. W. Byers is a native of Darke County, Ohio, as is his wife. He was educated at Ohio Northern University and has practiced medicine at Arcanum, Ohio, for 30 years. He is president of the Darke County Medical Society, a director of the Farmers National Bank and a member of the school board. To Doctor and Mrs. Byers three children were born: Guy Ewing, the subject of this sketch; one child died in infancy; and Margaret F., married David Bartlebaugh, lives in Springfield, Ohio.

Dr. Guy Ewing Byers received his early education at Salem and was graduated from Ohio State University with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He then entered the Medical School of Western Reserve University, Cleveland, from which he was graduated in 1918. His interne work was done at Lakeside and Huron Road hospitals, Cleveland, and he was later connected with the staff of Roosevelt Hospital, New York City. During 1919 and 1920 he was medical director of Alexander Hamilton Rice expedition and exploration of Amazon and Rio Negro valleys in South America, meeting unusual experiences among aborigines of the tropical jungles. Since 1921 Doctor Byers has practiced his profession in Salem and has met with marked success.

Doctor Byers was married June 21, 1924, to Miss Mary Lillian Bass, of Macon, Ga., the daughter of Julian and Mary Bass, both deceased. Mrs. Byers was graduated from Wesleyan College, Macon, and from Washington College of Law. She was admitted to the bar of the District of Columbia in 1923. Her grandfather, William Bass, was president of Wesleyan College for 25 years and her marriage ceremony was performed by President Quillan, of that university. To this marriage one child, Mary Jeffreys, was born Sept. 14, 1925.

In politics Doctor Byers is identified with the Democratic party. He is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge and the Chi Phi fraternity of Ohio State University, and the Alpha Xi chapter of Alpha Kappa Kappa of Western Reserve University. Both he and his wife have a wide acquaintance throughout Columbiana County and many friends.

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


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