Biography of Dr. William G. Dice
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Dr. William G. Dice, physician of Toledo, has followed a course contrary to the advice of Horace Greeley, who said "Go west, young man, go west," inasmuch as he comes to this city from Missouri, seeking the opportunities of the east rather than of the district lying toward the Pacific. Dr. Dice was born in Carroll county, Missouri, June 21, 1870, and is a son of Dr. James P. and Margaret (Gordon) Dice, the former a native of 'Poland, Ohio, while the latter was born in Mercer county, Pennsylvania. Following the Civil war the father removed to Missouri and there resided until 1876, when he returned to his native state, settling at Xenia, where he engaged in the successful practice of medicine to the time of his death, which occurred in 1921, when he was seventy seven years of age. Dr. and Mrs. James P. Dice were parents of two children, of whom one son, Dr. S. D. Dice, passed away in California in 1920.

Dr. William G. Dice, the only survivor of the family, was a pupil in the public schools of Xenia, Ohio, where he also pursued his high school course, being graduated with the class of 1887. He next entered Westminster College of Pennsylvania and subsequently Princeton University, being there graduated with the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1893. He thus acquired a broad and liberal classical education to serve as the foundation upon which to rear the superstracture of professional knowledge. He studied at Columbia University of New York city and was graduated with the M. D. degree in 1896, after which he became house physician in the General Memorial Hospital at New York city, where he remained for two years. He later traveled for six months in Europe, visiting the various medical centers of the old world, and came to Toledo on the 10th of September, 1900. Here he opened an office at No. 240 Michigan street and has remained at this location throughout the intervening period, covering more than twenty two years, confining his practice to obstetrics and children's diseases. He belongs to the American Association of Obstetricians, Gynecologists and Abdominal Surgeons, and he is a member of the Academy Of Medicine of Toledo, the Ohio State Medical Association and the American Medical Association. He is now serving on the staffs of Mercy Hospital, Flower Hospital, and Toledo Hospital as obstetrician and is an acknowledged authority upon this branch of medical practice.

On the 17th of April, 1902, Dr. Dice was united in marriage to Miss Gertrude McClure, a daughter of Frank and Sarah J. McClure of Xenia, Ohio. They have two children: Jane, who was born in Toledo in 1907 and is attending the Smead School for Girls; and William, born in 1910, who is a publics school pupil. The parents are members of the Collingwood Avenue Presbyterian church and while his profession makes heavy demands upon his time and energies, Dr. Dice also finds opportunities to aid and support those projects which have their root in a progressive spirit.

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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