Biography of Dr. Ralph W. Faus
North Central Ohio Biographies





Ralph Warren Faus, M. D., of Wellington, who ranks among the capable young physicians and surgeons of Lorain County, is a veteran of the World War. He was born in Cleveland, March 17, 1892, the son of Oliver W. and Hattie E. (Highley) Faus.

Oliver W. Faus lives retired in Cleveland. Both he and his wife are natives of Ohio, born at Port Clinton and Rocky River, respectively. As a young man he learned the printer's trade and for many years was identified with the A. N. Kellogg Newspaper Company of Cleveland. Politically, he is a Democrat. Mr. and Mrs. Faus are the parents of four children: 1. Ralph Warren, the subject of this sketch. 2. Mildred, married James Barr, lives at Cleveland. 3. Melvin W., a veteran of the World War, having served in the U. S. Navy. He lives at Cleveland. 4. Dr. James C., a graduate of Western Reserve University, lives at Cleveland, where he is engaged in the practice of dentistry.

Ralph Warren Faus obtained his early education in the Cleveland public schools, being a graduate of West High School in 1910. He received the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the Cleveland Homeopathic College in 1914, spent the following year as an interne in Huron Road Hospital, Cleveland, and during 1915-16 engaged in private practice at LaGrange, Ohio. He established his present practice in Wellington in 1916, but in September, 1917, enlisted for service in the World War, being commissioned a first lieutenant, U. S. Medical Corps. He was sent to Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Ind., and in December, 1917, was transferred to Camp Dodge, Iowa. He was discharged from the service in 1918 and resumed his practice in Wellington at that time. The Faus Clinic, which was founded by Dr. Faus at Wellington in June, 1929, is the first enterprise of this type ever attempted in the city, and has already proven to be of exceptional value to the community.

In 1915 Doctor Faus was united in marriage with Miss Elsa M. Sydow, the daughter of Frederick and Margaret (Miller) Sydow. They are residents of Nottingham, Ohio. Doctor and Mrs. Faus have a daughter, Marjorie.

Politically, Doctor Faus is a Democrat. He is a member of American Legion, Post No. 8; Phi Alpha Gamma fraternity; Spring Valley Country Club; Wellington Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 127; Wellington Chapter, R. A. M.; and Elyria Council, R. and S. M. M. He also is identified with the Lorain County Medical Society, Ohio State Medical Society, and the American Medical Association.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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