JOHN N. COOPER, M.D., of Wellsburg, a physician and surgeon of high standing in his profession, was born at Scotch Ridge, Belmont Co., Ohio, December 1, 1831, of Scotch-Irish lineage. He received in youth a fine literary education, studying three years under Rev. John McClusky, at West Alexander academy and then entering Washington college in 1851 and completing the work of the sophomore and junior years. He then began the study of medicine with Drs. S. B. West of Martin's Ferry, Ohio and subsequently after attending lectures at the Ohio Medical college he began the practice of medicine at West Liberty, W. Va., in 1857. His residence at Wellsburg began in 1867 and here he has attained a large practice and has to a notable degree the confidence and respect of the public. He is a valued citizen, active and enterprising in the interests of the community. In June 1875 there was conferred upon him the degree of A. M. by Washington and Jefferson college. The doctor is a member of the Medical Society of West Virginia of which he has twice been elected vice president and is a member of the American Medical association. Dr. Cooper was married September 20, 1860 to Sallie B. Hedges, daughter of Joseph Hedges, Esq. deceased, of Brooke county.
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