Biography of Dr. Hugh J. Savage
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

HUGH JOSEPH SAVAGE, M. D., was borne on Sterling Avenue, Cleveland, July 4, 1891, son of James A. and Agnes V. (O'Reilly) Savage. His grandfather, Hugh Savage, was of English parentage and an early settler at Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. James A. Savage was born at Chillicothe, in 1867, became a merchant there, and subsequently took up railroading as a locomotive engineer. For thirty five years he has been in the service of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company, with his home in Cleveland. He is an influential citizen of his ward, and in 1923 became a candidate for the City Council. The mother of Doctor Savage, Agnes V. O'Reilly, was born at Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, in 1870, daughter of Mathew O'Reilly, who came from Ireland.

Dr. Hugh J. Savage attended Saint John and Saint Aloysius parochial schools, continued his education in Saint Ignatius College, Cleveland, and Saint Vincent College at Philadelphia, and took his medical course in Ohio State University, where he was graduated Doctor of Medicine in 1917. For one year he was a student interne in the Ohio State University Hospital, and began private practice at Corning, Ohio, but soon afterward, on March 17, 1918, was commissioned a first lieutenant in the Medical Corps, and was sent for training at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, where he was attached to Evacuation Hospital No. 36. With this unit he sailed for France, landing at Brest in September, 1918, and from Brest was transferred to Rennes, where the unit opened and took charge of a hospital. Following the armistice, Doctor Savage was sent with his command to take over the Base Hospital at Nantes, France, and he continued on duty there until August, 1919, when he sailed for home and received his honorable discharge at Camp Sherman, Ohio. While overseas he was recommended for promotion to captain, but did not receive the commission.

He resumed his general practice at Corning, Ohio, but in May, 1923, returned to Cleveland, and has established a successful general practice. He is a specialist in X-ray work. In February, 1924, he was appointed district health physician for the City of Cleveland, and so continues. Doctor Savage is a member of the Academy of Medicine of Perry County, Ohio, and a member of the Ohio State and American Medical associations. He belongs to the Tau Nu Kappa medical fraternity, and is affiliated with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Knights of Columbus, the Improved Order of Red Men, the Eagles and Owls.

Doctor Savage married Miss Martha Flowers, daughter of John Flowers, of Moxahala, Ohio. They have two daughters, Marjorie Agnes, born May 31, 1920, and Mary Jane, born March 11, 1924.

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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