JAMES C. M. FLOYD, M.D., a successful physician and prominent citizen of Steubenville was born in Cross Creek township, Jefferson Co., Ohio, January 30, 1852. His great grandfather, on his mother's side, William Floyd, located in Jefferson county in the year 1804. He was a native of Wales and came to America with his mother in about 1760. Dr. Floyd's parents, John and Catherine (Winters) Floyd, were also natives of this county, the former having been born in Cross Creek township, in February 1827 and the latter in Island Creek township, January 1827. By occupation his father is a farmer. He and wife are both living, their home being in Cross Creek township. Dr. Floyd was raised on a farm in his native township. He was a student in the district school until he reached the age of eighteen, after which he attended Scio college one year and the Hopedale normal college one term. At the age of twenty-one he began the study of medicine with Dr. William Willigmann, of Wintersville, Jefferson county. During the winter of 1874-5 he attended the Bellevue Hospital Medical college, of New York city. In March 1875, he entered the Long Island college hospital of Brooklyn in which he took his second course of lectures, graduating June 24, 1875. In September 1875, he entered upon his professional career, at Richmond, Jefferson county. In the spring of 1883 he opened an office in Steubenville, where he has since been actively engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery. Dr. Floyd was married December 27, 1878, to Rachel E., daughter of Jackson and Eliza (Connor) Aber, natives of Allegheny county, Penn. This marriage has resulted in the birth of two children: Altai A. and Cora M. The doctor and wife are members of the Second Presbyterian church, of Steubenville. He is a member of the Jefferson County Medical society, and of the Ohio State Medical society. Politically he is a republican. He is a successful practitioner and both socially and professionally he stands high.
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