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Witherspoon, Ezra Offutt

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Witherspoon, Ezra Offutt
March 08, 2007 06:25PM
HISTORY OF KENTUCKY AND KENTUCKIANS, E. Polk Johnson, three volumes,
Lewis Publishing Co., New York & Chicago, 1912. Common version, Vol. III,
pp. 1167-68. [Jefferson Co.]

EZRA OFFUTT WITHERSPOON, M. D.--Dr. Witherspoon is a young and successful
physician of Louisville, a man who has made his mark among older
professional men, who has demonstrated that though his years are few his
acquirements have preceded them to the extent that the future holds
remarkable promise. His ancestry is one to be proud of, for he is the son
of a line of professional men of intellect, education and success. Dr.
Witherspoon was born in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky on October 3, 1878, the
son of Oran H. and Mary Edmonia (Offutt) Witherspoon, the father born in
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, on June 14, 1842, and died January 5, 1901, and
the mother, born in Scott county, Kentucky, on February 4, 1845, is still
living and now residing in Louisville. The grandfather was Dr. John
Witherspoon, who was a pioneer physician of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, where
he practiced for many years and later established the J. & J. A.
Witherspoon Bank, which afterwards became the Anderson County Deposit Bank
and is now the Anderson National Bank. He was also associated with Mr.
Saffel in operating a transportation business, carrying freight and
passengers from Louisville to Danville via Frankfort. Dr. Oran H.
Witherspoon, the father of our subject, was educated first in the common
schools of the neighborhood and then entered the Kentucky Military
Institute, finally being graduated from the Jefferson Medical College,
Philadelphia, and Bellevue Medical College, New York City, graduating from
both in 1865. He then engaged in practice in Lawrenceburg with his father,
succeeded his father and continued there all his life. He was president of
the Anderson County Medical Society and was health officer for Anderson
county and also the city of Lawrenceburg.

Witherspoon Offutt Saffel
Lawrenceburg-Anderson-KY Scott-KY PA NY

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