Biography of Dr. C. C. Switzer
Hancock County, OH Biographies

C. C. SWITZER. M.D., McComb, was born in Findlay, this county, June 18, 1840, son of Samuel and Julia (Royce) Switzer, natives of Ohio, former of German descent, a farmer all his life, latter of English lineage, a daughter of Amos Royce. who lived to be ninety five years old. Her grandfather was a captain in the Revolutionary war. Our subject is the serentli of a family of nine children, eight of whom grew to manhood and womanhood. He was educated in. the common schools and high school of Findlay. He studied medicine with Dr. James Spayth, of Findlay, and took his first course of lectures at Cleveland Medical College, subsequently attending two courses of lectures at Bellevue Hospital and Medical College, in New York City, where he graduated in 1870 in a regular course. He first commenced to practice in southwestern Missouri, remaining there one year; then went to the southeast part of Kansas and continued his profession there four years. In 1877 he came to MeComb, where he has since remained, first practicing in partnership with Dr. Watson for six years. The Doctor was married, in 1882, to Ada L. Ballard, of English descent, daughter of Dr. Horace Ballard, an able practitioner of Findlay and who died in 1873. Their children are Ben and Samuel. In politics Dr. Switzer is a Prohibitionist. He is a member of the lodge of F. & A. M. at Findlay. The Doctor's father came with his father from Richland County to Hancock County in 1835, and settled in the woods, obtaining 160 acres of land from the Government, and here the Doctor lived till he was eighteen years old.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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