Biography of Dr. Lehr H. Whisler
North Central Ohio Biographies

Lehr Harrison Whisler, M. D. Outstanding among the highly successful physicians and surgeons of Huron County and North Central Ohio is Doctor Whisler, of Willard, who is a veteran of the World War. He was born at Benton Ridge, Hancock County, Ohio, Aug. 19, 1889, the son of Dr. Reuben D. and Imas (Powell) Whisler.

Dr. Reuben D. Whisler was born in Hancock County, Ohio, and for a number of years has been a leading physician and surgeon of Findlay, Ohio. He is a graduate of Baltimore Medical College, and for a time engaged in practice at Benton Ridge, Ohio. He is a Republican and has held the office of coroner of Hancock County. He has also been a member of the school board of Benton Ridge, Ohio. He is a member of the Evangelical Church, and is identified with the Hancock County Medical Society, Ohio State Medical Society, and American Medical Association. Doctor and Mrs. Whisler have three children: Lehr Harrison, the subject of this sketch; Senn F., M. D., who served with the Medical Corps with the rank of first lieutenant, lives at Findlay, Ohio; and Marko, lives at Toledo, Ohio.

The early education of Lehr Harrison Whisler was received in the public schools of Benton Ridge, Ohio, and at Ohio Northern Preparatory College. He taught school for two terms at McComb, Ohio, and in 1914 received the degree of Doctor of Medicine at Starling Medical College, now the College of Medicine, Ohio State University. He then served as an interne in St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, and began his practice of medicine at Bowling Green, Ohio. After a short time he located at Willard, but in 1918 gave up his practice to enlist in the U. S. Medical Corps. He was sent to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., and served with the rank of first lieutenant until his discharge on Dec. 24, 1918. Doctor Whisler then resumed his practice at Willard. He is chief of staff of the Willard Community Hospital, past secretary of the Willard Medical Society, and a member of the Huron County Medical Society, Ohio State Medical Society, and American Medical Association.

In 1916 Doctor Whisler was united in marriage with Miss Ruth Marie Burkett, who died in Willard, Sept. 22, 1930. She was the daughter of Edwin C. and Alpha (Werts) Burkett. Mr. Burkett was born at Rawson, Ohio, and his wife was a native of Aledo, Ill. Both are deceased and buried at Findlay, Ohio. To Doctor and Mrs. Whisler was born a daughter, Patricia Ann, who attends the public schools of Willard.

Doctor Whisler is a Republican, a member of Phi Rho Sigma fraternity, and belongs to B. P. O. Elks, No. 1370; Golden Rule Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 562; "40 and 8" Society; and American Legion Post, No. 514, Past Commander in 1926-27.

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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