Thomas H. Wayble


THOMAS H. WAYBLE, M.D., a prominent young physician of Toronto, is a native of Ohio, born January 25, 1859. His father, George Wayble, was a son of Jacob Wayble who came to Ohio in 1855 from Pennsylvania, and settled near Cadiz but afterward removed to Des Moines, Iowa, where he died in 1860. George Wayble also came to this state in 1855 and settled in Harrison county at first but afterward removed to Belmont county. He passed a life of industry, beginning at the age of eleven years to learn the tanner's trade, which he afterward followed for thirty-five years. At the end of that period he engaged in farming, which was his vocation until his death, which occurred in 1884, he being then sixty-six years of age. His wife, Nancy Barcus, a native of Jefferson county, Ohio bore to him three sons and four daughters. She died in October 1864. Dr. Wayable, son of the above, received his literary education in the common schools of Belmont county and in Hopedale Normal college and then began teaching at Bloomfield, Jefferson county, He was thus employed four years and in the meantime having decided to devote himself to the medical profession he spent his leisure time in the study of medicine with Dr. D. H. Cole of Bloomfield. In 1881 he entered the medical department of the Wooster university at Cleveland and took a full university course graduating in July 1883. During his second year's attendance his proficiency gained for him the appointment of assistant to the chair of clinical surgery and assistant preceptors, Weed Brothers of Cleveland and was engaged in their office. After graduation Dr. Wayble practiced at Pekin, Jefferson county, five years and then established his office at Toronto. He was married May 22, 1880 to Venna M., daughter of Crawford and Mattie Vorhis, of this county and they have had three children: Harry C., Frederick L. and Oma B. The second named died in August 1888. The doctor and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. He is also a member of the Knights of Pythias. In 1886 he was appointed by President Cleveland to the board of examining surgeons for pensions and served until June 30, 1889. In the same year he was removed from the United States examining board of surgeons, he was chosen as the democratic candidate for state senator, in his district and received a very complimentary vote.

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