C. Shriver, M.D.


C. SHRIVER, M.D., a prominent physician of Bethany, Brooke Co., W. Va., was born in Fayette county, Penn., four miles east of Brownsville, on the national road, June 16, 1841. In March 1869, he moved to Wellsburg, W. Va., and practiced his profession there for one year. He then took up his residence at Bethany, in the month of June 1870, and has practiced there since. Dr. Shriver graduated from the Jefferson Medical college, of Philadelphia, in the year 1874, having previously taken an academical course of study at the Merrittstown academy, of Fayette county, Penn. Dr. Shriver heeded his country's call in her time of need by enlisting in COmpany I, One Hundred and Eighty-seventh Pennsylvania volunteers, and served with patriotic zeal until his discharge in August 1865, having participated in the battles of the Wilderness and all the engagements which took place around Petersburg. By his first wife he had three children, two of whom are now living, names, Virginia R. and Knowles J. Dr. Shriver married for his second wife, Rebecca E. Rodgers; Eva R. is the child of this union. Dr. Shriver and children are communicants of the Disciples church, and his wife of the Presbyterian denomination, he grand representative, Sovereign Grand lodge of the I. O. O. F., past grand patriarch of West Virginia, I. O. O. F., also of the K. of P. George W. Shriver, father of the above, was born in the year 1816, and died in 1861. He was a native of Maryland, having been born near Cumberland, that state. The mother, whose maiden name was Melissa A. Colley, was born in the year 1823. Dr. Shriver's first wife was Elizabeth Leighton who was boen in West Pembroke, Me., in 1838, she died in 1871. Dr. Shriver and family are highly respected in the community and he is considered as one of the most skillful physicians in that section of the state, commanding a large and lucrative practive.

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