Biography of William H. Turner
Potter County, PA Biographies

WILLIAM H TURNER, physician, Oswayo, was born in Elmira, N. Y., October 4, 1829, a son of David and Elizabeth (Atwood) Turner, and is of French and Scotch descent. His parents settled iu Bingham township about 1835, where his father purchased a timber lot, erected a saw-mill, and engaged in lumbering for about fifteen years, when he removed to Crawford county, Penn He died in 1849, of cholera, while on a visit to Iowa. William H. was reared in Bingham township until fifteen years of age. He then located at Whitesville, N. Y., and afterward attended school at Alfred, N. Y., one year. In 1846 he began the study of medicine with Dr. J. G. Horton, of Whitesville, N. Y., and in August, 1849, entered Castleton Medical College, Castleton, Vt., from which he graduated in the spring of 1850. He began the practice of his profession at Ellisburg, this county, in 1852, where he remained one year, and then practiced two years in Oswayo, when he removed to Andrews Settlement in Allegheny township, where he remained until 1871, when he returned to Oswayo, where he has since been in active practice. He was married August 6, 1854, to Spiddie W., daughter of Thomas and Jane (Carson) Gilliland, of Hebron township, and they have five children: Robert, Bennie, Edgar, Emma (Mrs. Frank Gee) and Lizzie. Dr. Turner is a prominent physician, has an extensive practice, and is a member of the Potter county Medical Society. In politics he is a Republican.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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