Biography of Dr. Arthur M. Benshoff
Cambria County, PA Biographies

Dr. Arthur M. Benshoff, a representative member of the medical profession at Windber, and one of the leading citizens of the place, was born in this city, Jan. 23, 1892, and is a son of Harry M. and Louise S. (Morgan) Benshoff.

Harry M. Benshoff was born in Johnstown, Dec. 17, 1868. He was educated in the public schools of Johnstown and then entered the Benshoff Printing Company plant, which was established by his father, and of which he is now president. A complete sketch of Harry M. Benshoff and the Benshoff Printing Company appears elsewhere in this history.

Arthur M. Benshoff received his education in the public schools of Johnstown and graduated from the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. After serving one and one half years. as interne at Philadelphia General Hospital, he practiced medicine at Rosman, N. C., for one year, then returned to Windber Hospital, where he was associated with Doctor Wheeling for one year. Doctor Benshoff was serving as first lieutenant in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Ogletborpe, Ga., when the armistice was signed. After the close of the war he returned to Windber and has since been conducting a general practice at that place.

On Jan. 14, 1920, Doctor Benshoff was married at Ebensburg, Pa., to Miss Zella Mae Kessler. She was born at Philipsburg, Pa., and is a daughter of William W. and Ada Ellen Kessler. Mr. Kessler was born in Philadelphia and his wife was a native of England, Mr. Kessler died March 17, 1906, and his widow resides at Ebensburg To Doctor and Mrs.

Benshoff two children have been born: Arthur Morgan, born March 21, 1922; and Albert Mansell, born June 17, 1924.

Doctor Benshoff is a member of the Presbyterian Church and belongs to the Knights of Pythias. In politics he is an independent voter.

History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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