WILLIAM H. STOKES, M.D., one of the prominent young physicians of Jefferson county, has been located for several years at Toronto, wher ehe has gained an excellent practice. He was born at Knoxville, Jefferson county, September 10, 1855, the son of John Stokes and Susan Harrison, both natives of this county, whow ere united in marriage in 1851. To their union three children were born, who are all living. John Stokes is a highly esteemed citizen of the county, who followed farming during his active days, but has since 1879 been retired from business. His wife is a daughter of J. J. Harrison, of Steubenville, who was for many years connected with Scott's store. Dr. Stokes received his early education at Knoxville and then began teaching, at which he was engaged for two years. He then took up the study of medicine under the preceptorship of Park Rex, M. D., of Wellsville, Ohio. One year later he entered the Cleveland medical college, and during the following year he pursued his studies at the Columbus medical college, where he was graduated in 1882. In the same year he opened an office at Empire and was engaged in the practice there four years. He then came to Toronto, where he is now one of the prominent physicians, and in the possession of a good practice. In 1887 he opened a drug store in connection with his practice, which is managed by Ross Forcythe. The docotor was married December 23, 1884, to Jennie E., daughter of John Myers, of East Springfield, Ohio and they have one child, William E. He and wife are members of the Methodist Protestant church, and he is also a member of I. O. O. F.
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