Dr. Johnson Frank Ditto, engaged in the practice of medicine at Rainier, was born in Ohio in 1882, his parents
being George Lewis and Lois (Cunningham) Ditto. His father was a merchant and farmer in Ohio, and his forebears
were Americans for five generations. The family removed to Nebraska when Dr. Ditto of this review was but a lad
and it was there that he received his primary and collegiate training. He studied medicine at the National Medical
University in Chicago and at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in St. Louis. He received his degree early
in 1915 and at once set out for Oregon. For a short time he practiced in Portland but wisely decided that a smaller
city gave greater promise to a young man, so in 1916 he located at Rainier, where he soon obtained a lucrative
practice. While his work is general he specializes in obstetrics and abdominal surgery.
In May, 1910, Dr. Ditto was married to Miss Florence L. West, a daughter of Henry West, of Nebraska Miss West was
a fellow student in the medical colleges attended by him and was graduated as an M. D. about the same time he finished
his course. They have been associated in the practice of medicine as Johnson and Florence W. Ditto. Dr. Florence
Ditto is a woman of much artistic talent which has been utilized by the city of Rainier, where she has been appointed
park commissioner. She is a member of the Maccabees and has served as executive. They have one child, Mary Louise,
two Years old. Dr. Johnson Ditto is a Mason, a Knight of Pythias and has membership in the Moose and Odd Fellow
lodges. In politics he is a republican. "Talented trained physicians, good neighbors and valuable citizens"
is the characterization the people of Rainier give to this young couple, and surely there is little more to be
said of anyone.
History of Oregon Illistrated
BY: Charles H. Carney
The Pioneer Historical Publishing Company
Chicago - Portland 1922
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