Biography of Dr. Joseph W. Chetwynd
Columbiana County, OH

Dr. Joseph W. Chetwynd, whose practice is limited to the treatment of eye, ear, nose and throat diseases, is a leading citizen; of East Liverpool. He was born in Wheeling, W. Va., Oct. 1, 1881, and is the son of Joseph and Virginia (Wallace) Chetwynd.

Joseph Chetwynd was born at Hanley, Staffordshire, Eng., in 1852, the son of David Chetwynd, who spent his entire life in that country, where he engaged in the pottery business. Joseph Chetwynd came to this country in 1872, after having completed a course in pottery designing at the Hanley School of Art. He settled in Wheeling, W. Va., with his brother Jesse, who had come to this country to do special work for the U. S. pottery industry. Messrs. Chetwynd were the designers of the well known "Cable Shape" of dinner ware, which is in extensive use in this country. Jesse Chetwynd died in Jersey City, N. J., and his brother continued to design pottery for various pottery industries, later engaging in that business with his brother in law, Harry D. Wallace. He died Aug. 6, 1912, and is buried in Riverview Cemetery, East Liverpool. His wife is a native of Wheeling, W. Va., and the daughter of Henry and Nancy (McHenry) Wallace, natives of Pittsburgh, and both now deceased. Henry Wallace was one of the original stockholders of the LaBelle Iron Works, which is now the Wheeling Steel Corporation. Mrs. Chetwynd resides in East Liverpool and is a member of the Presbyterian Church. Her husband was a member of the old Cosmopolitan Club and was a charter member of that club; he also belonged to the Elks Lodge No. 258. To Mr. and Mrs. Chetwynd the following children were born: Joseph W., the subject of this sketch; Jessie, born in 1883, lives with her mother; David, born in 1889, married Hazel Deschler, lives in East Liverpool; Gene, born in 1886, died in 1889; and a son died in infancy.

Dr. Joseph W. Chetwynd attended the East Liverpool High School and also a private school here before entering Linsley Military Institute, Wheeling, W. Va. He was graduated from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1907, receiving the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He immediately went to Massillon, Ohio, where he was assistant physician of the Massillon State Hospital until 1911, when he went to Chicago and entered the Chicago Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat College, taking post graduate work. He then located in East Liverpool in partnership with Dr. G. W Clark, and after six months took over the practice, which he has conducted most successfully.

On July 11, 1912, Dr. Chetwynd was married to Miss Janet Morrison Hill, who was born at Fairview, W. Va., in January, 1884, the daughter of Rev. W. E. and Nancy (Horner) Hill, of East Liverpool. Rev. Hill was a Presbyterian minister and died in May, 1922. His wife is also deceased, and they are buried in Riverview Cemetery. Dr. and Mrs. Chetwynd have a son, Joseph W., Jr., born Aug. 3, 1913.

Dr. Chetwynd is affiliated with the Masonic and Elk lodges and belongs to the Kiwanis Club and the Phi Aloha Sigma fraternity, of which he served as president and treasurer for one year.

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

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