Biography of Drancis W. Dittrick
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

FRANCIS WILLIARD DITTRICK, D. P., D. C., a prominent representative of chiropractic in Cleveland, has a successful practice with offices at 9827 Lorain Avenue.

He was born on the West Side of Cleveland, May 7, 1890, son of Roscoe and Ida (Rice) Dittrick. His father was born in Canada and his mother, who is still living, is a native of Pennsylvania. Roscoe Dittrick came to Cleveland when a young man, and for a number of years followed a trade. He then engaged in business as a paving contractor, and for many years was one of the substantial business men and public spirited citizens of the West Side. He died in November, 1915, at the age of seventy years. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity.

Doctor Dittrick grew up on the West Side of Cleveland, attended public schools there, and was graduated from the Metropolitan Business College. After his business training he moved to Chicago, and for two years was a student in the McFadden School of Physical Culture, from which he received his Doctor of Physics degree, and followed that with the regular course of the National School of Chiropractic in Chicago, where he graduated Doctor of Chiropractics in July, 1914.

Doctor Dittrick then returned to Cleveland, and in the same year took up practice, with offices he now occupies on Lorain Avenue. He is the leading chiropractor in his section of the city, and is a member of the Cuyahoga County Chiropractic Association and the Ohio Chiropractic Association. He is also a member of the West End Business Men's Association and belongs to the Episcopal Church.

Doctor Dittrick married Helen M. Fleming, a native of Pennsylvania, and daughter of John and Mary Fleming, now residents of Cleveland. They have one daughter, Frances Marie.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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