Biography of Dr. E. F. Swift
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Dr. E. F. Swift, a widely known physician and surgeon of Wellsville, was born at Somerset, Mass., Jan. 29, 1877, and is the son of Peleg and Eunice (Lovell) Swift.

Peleg Swift, deceased, was the son of Peleg Swift, who served throughout the Civil War with his five sons. He was a native of Massachusetts and for many years was identified with the Standard Nail & Iron Works as superintendent of the company's various plants. He died at Middleport, Ohio, and his wife is also deceased. He was a Republican, a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and belonged to the Congregational Church and the Masonic Lodge. To Mr. and Mrs. Swift were born four children: Henry, died at the age of nine years; Carrie L., deceased, was the wife of L. W. Probst; Hattie E., married C. H. Hall, lives at Hyannis, Mass.; and Dr. E. F., the subject of this sketch.

Dr. E. F. Swift received his early education in the public schools, attended Ohio State University, and received his degree as Doctor of Medicine at St. Louis (Mo.) University in 1898. He began the practice of his profession at Pomeroy, Ohio, and two years later went to Long Bottom, Ohio, where he remained for three years. He spent four years at Chester, Ohio, and in 1913 came to Wellsville, where he has established an excellent practice.

Dr. Swift was married to Miss Ethel C. Crooks, of Bellevue, Ohio, born in 1884, and the daughter of B. N. and Carrie (Chipperfield) Crooks, the former a native of West Virginia and the latter of London, England. They are residents of Wellsville, where they settled in 1919. Mrs. Swift is their only child. Doctor and Mrs. Swift have two children: Ernest Crooks, born Aug. 22, 1904, was graduated from Wellsville High School in 1923; and Esther Frances, born Feb. 9, 1916.

Politically, Doctor Swift is identified with the Republican party. He and his family hold membership in the Methodist Churèh and have a wide acquaintance in Columbiana County.

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

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