Biography of Dr. Edward George
Hancock County, OH Biographies

EDWARD GEORGE, M.D., Van Buren, born in Mercer County. Penn., March 18, 1850, is the eldest son of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Harlow) George. natives, respectively, of Pennsylvania and Germany and who came to this county in 1855, where they still reside. They have two children: Dr. Edward George and Louisa (wife of Orrin A. Ballard, of Findlay). Jonathan George, a carpenter by trade, is the son of John George, who was a soldier in the war of 1812. Dr. Edward George received his education in this county, and in early life clerked in a store. He commenced the shady of medicine in 1872, under Drs. T. & T. C. Ballard, of Benton Ridge. Ohio. and took his first course in the medical department of the Michigan University in 1873-74; in 1875-76 he attended the Butler University, at Indianapolis, Ind., graduating therefrom February 25, 1876. In May of the same year he located in Van Buren, where he has since enjoyed an extensive practice. He was united in marriage, September 30, 1875, with Esther Whirler, daughter of Samuel Whisler, a merchant of Benton Ridge. The Doctor is a Republican in politics. He has filled the office of mayor of Van Buren. He united with the Presbyterian Church in January, 1882, and was elected and has served as Sabbath school superintendent four years in succession, up to the present time.

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