For nearly two decades Dr. Benjamin W. Patrick has devoted his attention to the practice of medicine and surgery
and his ability has won for him rank with the leading members of the profession in Toledo. He was born in Norwalk,
Ohio, August 21, 1877, of the marriage of Shepard J. and Ida (Whitney) Patrick, who were also natives of that town.
The father was a well known locomotive engineer and one of the most faithful and trusted employes of the Yew York
Central Railroad Company, in whose service he remained for fifty years. He passed away in September, 1921. The
mother is now living in Davenport, Iowa. - They became the parents of three children: Mrs. Bert Denman, Benjamin
W., and one who died in infancy.
Following his graduation from the Central high school of Toledo, Benjamin W. Patrick became a student in the Ohio
State Normal School at Ada, after which he engaged in the drug business in Toledo, spending nine years in that
connection and building up a large and profitable trade. He then entered the Toledo College of Medicine, from which
he was graduated in 1903, and began his professional career in this city, where he has built up a large practice.
He has never lost the attitude of a student toward his profession and has taken postgraduate work in Chicago and
also at the Mayo Brothers Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, thus promoting his knowledge and skill. During 1912
he was chief surgeon of the Lucas County Hospital and his professional labors have been attended by excellent results.
He also has important business interests and is serving as treasurer of the Rutter Pottery Company of this city.
On the 14th of September, 1899, Dr. Patrick was united in marriage to Miss Nina Dean Fowler, a daughter of Louis
and Delia Fowler of Toledo, and they have two children: Paul F., who was born June 18, 1903, and is attending the
Woodward high school; and Vincent C., who was born August 5, 1913, and is also a pupil in the public schools.
Dr. Patrick is a member. of the Presbyterian church and at national elections he casts his ballot in favor of the
candidates of the republican party. but when local questions are involved he. supports the man whom he considers
best qualified for office, regardless of party ties. He keeps in touch with the advancement that is being made
along professional lines through his membership with the Ohio State Medical Society, the American Medical Association
and the Industrial Surgeons of the United States and he is also connected with the Catholic Hospital Assodation
and the Toledo Academy of Medicine. He is a York Rite Mason and in the Scottish Rite Consistory he has taken the
thirty second degree. He is also a member of the Knights of Pythias, of which he is a past chancellor, the Woodmen
of America, the Tribe of Ben Hur, the North American Union, the National Union and the Maumee River Yacht Club.
Merit has gaiued him his advancement and his professional colleagues and the public accord him a position of prominence
in his chosen field.
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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