Dr. George Arthur Reed, physician and surgeon, who has been successfully engaged in the practice of his profession
in Erie since 1895, is a member of a family that has long been identified with the interests of Erie County. He
was born in Mill Creek Township, Feb. 27, 1869, and is the son of John Grubb and Candace Eliza (Blair) Reed,
John Grubb Reed, deceased, was born on a farm in Mill Creek Township, Sept. 27, 1838, the son of Joseph and Jane
(Grubb) Reed, who refr resented substantial pioner families of the county. Mr. Reed was a prominent citizen and
progressive farmer of Mill Creek Township for many years, having served for two terms as tax collector and three
terms as justice of the peace. He was also active in the affairs of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Mill
Creek, having served as trustee, elder, and Sunday School superintendent. He died Nov. 7, 1923. Mr. Reed was married
to Miss Candace Eliza Blair, daughter of John W. and Candace Blair. She was born Jan. 1, 1840, and died May 8,
1901. To Mr. and Mrs. Reed were born six children: John Elmer, a leading atthrney of Erie and editor of this history;
George Arthur, the subject of this sketch; Joseph W., deceased; Mary E., resides in Westminster, Pa.; Edith J.,
the wife of P. E. Carpenter, Westminster, and Dr. James R., a physician specializing in diseases of the eye, ear,
nose and throat, Pasedena, Cal..
Dr. George Arthur Reed obtained his early education in the common schools and at the State Normal at Edinboro,
and then entered the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania, from which he was graduated in 1895.
He returned to Erie and began the practice of his profession at 2113 Peach Street. On March 15, 1907, he removed
to his present location, 122 West 21st Street.. He has an excellent practice and is known as a thoroughly capable
man in his profession.
On Sept. 8, 1892, Doctor Reed was united in marriage with Miss Mabel A. Love, the daughter of James F. and Jeanette
(Dunn) Love, of Erie County. She was born June 1, 1870, and died March 1, 1917. Two sons were born to this union:
Thomas H., born Jan. 29, 1895, lives at home; and James Richard, born March 31, 1900, a senior at Carnegie School
of Technology where he is studying architecture. Doctor Reed was later married to Mrs. Jennie B. Reed, the widow
of his brother, Joseph Wilbur Reed.
Doctor Reed is an active member of the Erie County Medical Society, the Pennsylvania State Medical Association,
and the American Medical Association. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a trustee
of the Warren State Hospital for the Insane, and has served as a member of the Board of Health for 20 years. He
was a charter member bf the Chamber of Commerce, and is connected with St. Vincent's Hospital staff.
History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
Historical Publishing Company
Erie County Pennsylvania Biographies
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