Biography of Ward K. Elderkin
Crawford County, PA Biographies

WARD K. ELDERKIN, M. D., Riceville, was born in Columbus, Penn., July 27, 1855; son of D. W. and Lois (King) Elderkin, natives of New York State, who located in Columbus, Penn., in 1851, and in 1857 moved to Spartansburg, this county, where they are now residing. Our subject attended the home schools until he was seventeen years of age, then went to Cleveland, Ohio, and engaged in the laboratory of R. C. and C. S. Clark, where he remained until 1877, when he matriculated in the Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincinnati, graduating with the degree of M. D. in 1881. After following his profession one year at Bear Lake, Penn., he located in Riceville, this county, in 1882. The Doctor was married July 6, 1876, to Mary E. Shute, of Cleveland, Ohio, by whom he has one daughter, Diamonda S. Dr. Elderkin is a well educated man, thoroughly skilled in his chosen profession, and enjoys the respect and confidence of the citizens, as well as of his professional brothren.

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