Dr. W. A Neill, a leading gynecologist of Toledo, is one of the younger members of the medical profession, but
his years seem no bar to his progress, and he has already gained a position that many an older practitioner might
well envy. He was born in Chetopa, Kansas, April 17, 1890, and is a son of William Richard and Mary (Dwyer) Neill,
natives of Indiana. In early life they went to Kansas, where the father became connected with the live stock business,
and later he removed to Oklahoma, where he continued his operations along that line. Subsequently he made his way
to the Pacific northwest and is now engaged in the timber business at Vancouver, Washington. The mother also survives.
Five children have been born to them: Charles, a resident of Oklahoma; Mrs. Lena Batters of Spokane, Washington;
Bertha and Betty, who are yet at home with their parents; and W. A.
W. A. Neill obtained his early education in the grammar and high schools of Vancouver, Washington, and afterward
became a student at Whitman College at Walla Walla, that state, which conferred upon him the B. S. degree in 1913.
His professional training was acquired in the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania, from which
he was graduated in 1917, and following the entrance of the United States into the World war he enlisted in the
navy. He was commissioned a lieutenant in the Medical Corps and was assigned to a hospital ship, remaining in the
service until the close of the war, crossing the Atlantic six times. He received his discharge in 1919, afterward
coming to Toledo, where he has since followed his profession as a gynecologist. He is a skillful surgeon and in
the treatment of cases entrusted to his care he has been very successful. He is a member of the medical staffs
of the Flower and Lucas County hospitals and is building up a large practice. He is an earnest and conscientious
student and utilizes every opportunity to broaden his knowledge and promote his efficiency.
Dr. Neill takes a deep interest in the welfare and advancement of the city with which he has allied his interests
and has become identified with the Toledo Chamber of Commerce. He is also connected with the Toledo Yacht Club
and his political allegiance is given to the republican party. His professional relations are with the Toledo &
Lucas County Academy, the Ohio State Medical Society and the American Medical Association and he is also a member
of Phi Delta Theta, Nu Sigma Nu and Alpha Omega, medical fraternities. He holds to high standards in pambitionl
service and his arribition, enterprise and ability are rapidly bringing him to the front in his vocation.
Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo
Lucas County, Ohio Biographies
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