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    W. A. MINTON, M. D.

    W. A. MINTON, M. D., has been engaged in the practice of medicine at Bradford, Ohio, during the past twelve years, and lives on the Darke County side of the village. He is a son of Dr. W. H. H. Minton, who practiced medicine at this place for more than thirty-seven years. Dr. W. H. H. Minton was born in Dayton, Ohio, August 13, 1837, and was a son of William Minton. He attended the public schools of that city, after which he completed a course in Miami University at Oxford, Ohio. He studied medicine under the preceptorship of Dr. Belleville at Dayton, and first engaged in practice at Laura, in Miami County, Ohio. After several years at that point he moved to Bradford, where he continued in active practice for thirty seven years. He was a man of wide acquaintance and high standing, and his death, which occurred May 7, 1909, was mourned as an irreparable loss to the community. He was first married to Elizabeth Shellenberger, by whom he had three children: Ellis S., Kitty, deceased, and Harry. He formed a second union with Miss Margaret Faulkner, and they became parents of four, as follows: Dr. W. A. Minton; Myrtle May, deceased; Paul B. Minton, D. D. S., who is in practice at Bradford; and Ida Ruth, an instructor in the fourth grade of the Bradford schools.

    Dr. W. A. Minton was born in Bradford February 26, 1873, and was there reared to maturity. He attended the Bradford grade and high schools, graduating from the latter in 1891, then completed a preparatory course at Lebanon Normal School. He received his professional training in Starling Medical College at Columbus, Ohio, and Louisville Medical College, receiving the degree of M. D. from the last named on March 6, 1894. He embarked in practice at Union City, Indiana, where he remained but six months, then opened an office in Bradford. He enjoys great popularity among the people, and has a good practice. He is a member of the Miami County Medical Society. The Doctor was united in marriage with Miss Jessie Darner, and they have a comfortable home in the village.

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