Our subject was reared to manhood on a farm in the pure atmosphere of the Buckeye State, pursuing his early studies in the district school, and remained a resident of his native county until a youth of eighteen years. So faithful had been his application to his books that he now began teaching school and followed this profession in two districts for seven terms, meeting with flattering success. He had in the meantime determined upon the profession of medicine and during the last year of his labors as a pedagogue, employed his leisure hours in the reading of medicine under the instruction of his brother-in-law, Dr. E. Sloan, of Williamstown, W. Va.
In September, 1879, our subject entered the Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincinnati, where he spent two college years and was graduated June 7, 1881. Soon afterward he set out for the West, and in July of that year established himself in Murrayville, where he has since followed his profession with excellent success, building up an extended patronage. Indeed he is recognized as one of the leading physicians of this county, and holds membership in the State Eclectic Medical Society, having its headquarters at Springfield.
Politically, Dr. Cline is a Democrat, and has officiated as a member of the Town Council of Murrayville but in local matters gives his support to the men whom he considers best qualified to serve the interests of the people. His pleasant home is presided over by an amiable lady, formerly Miss Lizzie Reaugh, to whom he was married, Jan. 25, 1883. Mrs. Cline was born in this county, and is the daughter of O. P. and Julia (Anderson) Reaugh, the former of whom settled here in the pioneer days and is now deceased. The household circle comprises two bright children: Stella R., born Dec. 21, 1887, and Edna E., born April 15, 1889.
Dr. Cline, socially, belongs to the I.O.O.F., being Noble Grand of the Lodge at Murrayville, and is also a member of the Modern Woodmen, in which he is the Examining Physician. He is Secretary of Murrayville Y.M.C.A., and Precinct President of Morgan County Sunday-school Association. He and his family are members of Murrayville Presbyterian Church. His parents, Reuben and Diana (Cady) Cline, were natives of Ohio, and one of his paternal ancestors, Thomas Mills, served as a Revolutionary soldier, in which war he received numerous honorable wounds, and was present at the fight at Ft. DuQuesne, a conflict which is memorable in history and familiar to those who keep themselves posted in regard to the records of that time.