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