Biography of Dr. W. A. Prideaux
Cambria County, PA Biographies





Dr. W. A. Prideaux, who has practiced his profession at Expedit for almost 20 years, ranks among Cambria County's. prominent physicians and surgeons. He was born at Smith Mill, Clearfield County, Pa., Feb. 7, 1873, and is the son of Thomas A. and Margaret (Houseman) Prideaux.

Thomas A. Prideaux, who lives retired at Ebensburg, is a native of England. When he was 18 months of age his parents left their home in Devonshire, emigrated to the United States and settled in Philadelphia. He was educated there and for a number of years engaged in teaching school. He later conducted a general mercantile and drug business at Janesville, Pa., and retired in 1918. He has since lived at Ebensburg. Mr. Prideaux served throughout the Civil War as a lieutenant and was instrumental in raising one of the companies of Bedford County, which became a part of the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He has been a life long Republican and served as school director of the schools of Genlick Township, Clearfield County. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, of which he has served as elder for many years. Margaret (Houseman) Prideaux was born in Blair County, Pa., and died in January, 1926. She is buried at Ebensburg. Mr. Prideaux is a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Jaffa Temple and Shrine Club, Altoona. To Mr. and Mrs. Prideaux five children were born: Grace, married David Slagle, lives at Johnstown; W. A., the subj ect of this sketch; Minnie, deceased, was the wife of Robert Lytle, who lives at Johnstown; Dr. Henry T., physician and surgeon, lives at Cresson, Pa.; and Audrey, deceased.

Dr. W. A. Prideaux received his early education in the schools of Janesville and attended Juniata College. He was graduated from. the Medico-Chirurgical College, Philadelphia, in 1899, and until 1907 engaged in practice at Cherry Tree, Pa.. He has since been located at Expedit. Doctor Prideaux is resident physician for the Commercial Coal Company, Big Bend Coal Company, Jackson Coal Company, Bethel Coal Company, and Blacklick Collier Company. He is a director of the Miners & Merchants Bank of Nanty Glo.

In 1901 Doctor Prideaux was united in marriage with Miss Anna M. Grumbling, the daughter of C. A. and Nancy (Doming) Grumbling, natives of Indiana County, Pa. Mr. Grumbling resides at Cherry Tree. His wife is deceased. To Doctor and Mrs. Prideaux have been born five children: Evelyn, married H. Smith, lives at Expedit, where he is assistant engineer of the Commercial Coal Company; William, a student at Washington-Jefferson College; Catherine, Mary, and Martha Doming, all students.

Doctor Prideaux is identified with the Cambria County Medical So.. ciety, Pennsylvania State Medical Association, American Medical Association, Pancoast Society of Philadelphia and Philadelphia School of Anatomy. He is a Republican, a member of the Presbyterian Church, a 32nd degree Mason, Williamsport Consistory, Jaff a Temple and Shrine Club of Altoona, and is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Cherry Tree. He is a capable physician and surgeon and is recognized as one of the leaders of his profession.


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

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