Biography of Dr. William E. Dwyer
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

WILLIAM EDWARD DWYER, M. D., is a Cleveland physician and surgeon who early in his practice was called to the army and was on active duty for about a year overseas. He then resumed his work, with the benefit of exceptional training and experience, and has a large practice in his part of the city.

Dr. William Edward Dwyer was born in Cleveland, at Fifty fifth and Broadway, January 26, 1889, son of William and Bridget (McGreevey) Dwyer. His parents were born in Ireland, were brought to America when children, were reared and married in Cleveland, and his father for many years has been in the service of the Erie Railway Company. His mother died February 6, 1918, at the age of fifty eight.

Doctor Dwyer was educated in the public schools of his native city, graduated Bachelor of Arts from Western Reserve University in 1911, and took his medical degree from Western Reserve Medical School in 1914. For about a year after graduating he was an interne at Saint Alexis Hospital.

February 15, 1918, he was commissioned a first lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps, and in March of the same year went overseas, landing at Liverpool. He was assigned to duty with the British Army and detailed for service in Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland. He remained in that historic city for about eight months, and was then ordered to report for duty with the American Forces and was detailed to Base Hospital No. 8 at Savenay, France. March 17, 1919, he sailed for home, was mustered out at Camp Dix, New Jersey, April 26, 1919, and on July 19th of that year resumed his professional work in Cleveland. Since returning home he has occupied his present offices at 10132 Lorain Avenue, corner of West Boulevard.

Doctor Dwyer is a member of the Cleveland Academy of Medicine, the Ohio State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and also belongs to the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus. Doctor Dwyer married Miss Henrietta Hughes, daughter of Samuel and Esther Hughs, of Cleveland. They have one son, William E., born in 1920.

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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