JOHN F. ROWLES, M. D.,* physician and surgeon at Mahaffey, Pa., was born in Clearfield County, Pa., April 29,
1869, and is a son of John A. and Elinor (Wiley) Rowles. The father was a native of Lawrence Township and the mother
of Greenwood Township, Clearfield County. They were the parents of nine children, John F. being the youngest born.
The father was engaged in the lumber business throughout his active life.
John F. Rowles became an orphan when but five years old. He first attended school in Greenwood Township and later
graduated from the Bower graded school, after which he entered the Lock Haven Normal School, graduating from that
institution in 1893. For some time afterward he taught school in Clearfield County, in the meanwhile doing preparatory
medical reading, and in 1900 he entered the Medico-Chirurgical College, Philadelphia, where he was graduated with
credit in 1904. Dr. Rowles located immediately at Mahaffey and here has built up an excellent practice and has
become one of the representative citizens.
In 1906 Dr. Rowles was married to Miss Bessie Mahaffey, of Mahaffey, Pa., and they have two children, Elizabeth
and John F. Dr. Rowles is a member of numerous medical organizations and belongs also to Lodge No. 574, F. &
A. M., at Coalport, Pa., and to Anawan Tribe, No. 361, I. O, R. M., at Mahaffey, of which latter he has not been
a trustee for two years. He is not active politically, his professional responsibilities absorbing his time and
attention very fully.
Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).
Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911
Clearfield County Pennsylvania Biographies
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