Biography of Dr. Benjamin H. Moffatt
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Benjamin Harrison Moffatt, M. D., who ranks among Richiand County's capable physicians and surgeons, is engaged in the practice of his profession at Shelby. He was born at Shinnston, W. Va., Nov. 11, 1888, the son of George W. and Frances (Keiser) Moffatt.

George W. Moffatt and his wife are natives of Harrison County, W. Va. They are residents of Shinnston, W. Va., where Mr. Moffatt engaged in the lumber business for a number of years. He is now retired. He is a Republican, a member of the United Brethren Church, and belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. To Mr. and Mrs. Moffatt were born four children: William, deceased; Martha, married Fred Meek, lives at Shinnston; Florida, married William Stern, lives at Shinnston; and Benjamin Harrison, the subject of this sketch.

Benjamin Harrison Moffatt obtained his early education in the public schools of Shinnston and attended West Virginia State Military School. He received the degree of Bachelor of Science at West Virginia University in 1911, and four years later was graduated from the Medical College of Virginia with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He served as interne in the Virginia hospital at Richmond during 1915-1916, and from 1916 until 1918 was identified with the Consolidated Coal Company of Mannington, W. Va., as a member of their medical staff. Doctor Moffatt has successfully engaged in the practice of medicine at Shelby since 1919. His office is at 24½ High School Avenue. Doctor Moffatt is a member of the staff of Shelby Memorial Hospital and is identified with the Richiand County Medical Society, Ohio State Medical Society, and American Medical Society.

In 1915 Doctor Moffatt was united in marriage with Miss Nelle Heinbaugh, the daughter of Charles H. Heinbaugh, of Maryland. He is deceased. Doctor and Mrs. Moffatt have two children, Robert and Marylin.

Doctor Moffatt is a member of the Lutheran Church and belongs to Kappa Psi fraternity, and the Shelby Country Club. He is affiliated with Shelby Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 350; Shelby Chapter, R. A. M.; Mansfield Council, R. & S. M. M., No. 94; Mansfield Commandery, K. T., No. 21; and Dayton Consistory, 32nd degree. Politically, Doctor Moffatt is independent.

Doctor Moffatt has in his possession one of the finest collections of Indian relics to be found in North Central Ohio.

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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