Biography of Dr. Frank A. Trippe
Erie County, PA Biographies

Dr. Frank A. Trippe. One of the well known and highly esteemed of the younger physicians and surgeons of the city of Erie is Dr. Frank A. Trippe, who is also a veteran of the World War. He was born in Sicily, Aug. 5, 1890, and is the son of John and Rose Trippe.

In 1891 John Trippe brought his family to this country and settled in Buffalo, N. Y., where he engaged in the grocery business until 1901, at which time he removed to Fredonia, N. Y., and engaged in general farming.

Dr. Frank A. trippe attended the public schools and was graduated from Fredonia State Normal School in 1912, after which he entered the medical school of the University of Buffalo. After receiving his degree as Doctor of Medicine in 1916, Doctor Trippe spent the following year as an interne in Columbus Hospital in Buffalo. In 1917 he removed to Erie, where he engaged in practice until April of that year, when he volunteered for service during the World War. After three weeks in the Medical School at Washington, D. C., he was transferred to Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C., and later to Camp Mills. Doctor Trippe was sent to France as a surgeon with Field Hospital No, 422 and was at the front during the Argonne and Meuse drives. After the close of the war he was transferred to the army Medical School at Lyons, France!, where he remained until July, 1919. He was discharged from service at Camp Dix, N. J., Aug. 3, 1919, and immediately returned to Erie, and resumed his practice.

On May 6, 1918, Doctor Trippe was united in marriage with Miss Adeline Milani, a native of Buffalo, N. Y. They have two children: Elizabeth R., born Jan. 16, 1921; and Adele F., born Dec. 4, 1922.

Doctor Trippe is identified with the American Medical Association,! the Pennsylvania State Medical Association, and the Erie County Medical Society. He is a Republican, a member of St. Paul's Church, and belongs to the Sons of Italy, and Elks lodge.

History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
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