Biography of Harry W. Dachtler
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Exceptionally thorough training and natural ability have well qualified Harry W. Dachtler for his chosen life work and in medical circles of Toledo he enjoys an enviable reputation as a Roentgenologist. He was born at Franklin, Ohio, September 22, 1871, a son of John and Sarah (Woodward) Dachtler, who were also natives of the Buckeye state, in which they spent their lives. The father was prominently identified with public affairs, serving as mayor of Franklin, as postmaster and as a member of the board of education, while he was also called to other offices of honor and trust, the duties of which he discharged with efficiency and conscientiousness, enjoying in large measure the respect and esteem of his fellow citizens. He passed away at Franklin in 1899, and the mother's demise occurred at that place in 1919.

Harry W. Dachtler, their only child, attended the public schools of his native town and afterward became interested in electrical engineering, but abandoned that profession in 1898 to take up X-ray work, with which he has since been identified. Going abroad, he studied the science of medicine and Roentgen rays in the leading cities of Europe, and having thoroughly fitted himself for his special line of work, he returned to his native land, opening an office in Toledo, where he has since been located He is deeply interested in his work, in which he has developed a high degree of skill, and his services are in constant demand. He is Roentgenologist at the Flower Hospital and has also been connected with the staffs of various other hospitals of the city.

On the 9th of July, 1906, Mr. Dachtler was married to Miss Alice Shroeder, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Casper Schroeder, members of a well known and highly respected family of Toledo. Mr. Dachtier is a member of St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal church and his political support is given to the republican party. He is a Knights Templar Mason and in the Scottish Rite Consistory he has attained the thirty second degree. He is a charter member and historian of the American Roentgen Ray Society, which was organized in 1899, and is the only charter member alive in the active practice of this profession; is an associate member of the Toledo & Lucas County Academy of Medicine and the American Medical Association and is also identified with the Toledo Club, the Toledo Commercial, the Country, the Erie Shooting, and the Toledo Gun dubs. With progress as his watchword, he has steadily advanced toward the goal of his ambition and his well developed powers have placed him in a position of distinction in his chosen field of activity.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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