Biography of Dr. William N. Yost
Hancock County, OH Biographies

WILLIAM N. YOST, M. D., Mount Blanchard, was born April 14, 1836, in Thornville, Perry Co., Ohio, son of Peter and Elizabeth Yost, natives of Virginia, and who were among the early settlers of Perry County, Ohio. The father died in 1868; the mother is now residing in Jackson Township, this county. When our subject was a lad of ten years of age his parents moved across the county line into Licking County, Ohio, where he was reared and educated. In 1860 he began the study of medicine with Dr. J. R. Black, in Hebron, Licking Co., Ohio. In 1862 Dr. Black entered the Federal Army as surgeon, and William N. Yost went as hospital steward, under Dr. Black's instruction. Our subject served in the Army of the Cumberland, under Gen. Sherman, throughout Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and on the famous "march to the sea." He received an honorable discharge July 15, 1865, and the following September he entered the Miami Medical College, from which he graduated March 3, 1867. After remaining as house physician at the Commercial Hospital one year, Dr. Yost established himself in Jacksontown, Licking Co., Ohio., and in 1872 located at Houcktown, this county, and in 1877 removed to Mount Blanchard, this county, and here, by strict attention to his profession, the Doctor has succeeded in building up a large practice. Dr. Yost was married, May 12, 1868, to Miss Rebecca A. Stewart, daughter of Capt. James Stewart, of ticking County, Ohio, and their children are Minnie Laura, Maggie May, Gertrude, Charles C. and Clarence. Dr. Yost is recognized as one of the leading and influential citizens of this county. In politics he is a Democrat. He has been an active and useful member of the school board of Mount Blanchard ever since his location here. He is a member of the Northwestern Ohio Medical Association, and of the Ohio State Medical Society. He is a Royal Arch Mason, and helped to organize the lodge of Master Masons at Mount Blanchard, and was its Master for the first three years. The Doctor has also filled all the chairs in Odd Fellowship, and is a leading member of the G. A. R. at Mount Blanchard.

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

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