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Dr. Beriah Edwin Mossman

27 Nov 1840 -

26 Jun 1926


Read obituary of his wife, Emma Hilands  Mossman

  Dr. Beriah Edwin Mossman 

Dr. Beriah Edwin Mossman dean of Mercer County Physicians died Saturday evening about 7 o'clock following an illness of several months in the Greenville Hospital. He was one of the oldest known physicians in the state having been prominent in medical circles since he began practicing in Greenville in his early youth.

The deceased was the son of Robert Gillis and Margaret (Peggy) Christy Mossman who were among the early settlers in this section and who's parents preceded them here. He was born November 27, 1840 here and after attending the Greenville Academy, The Western Reserve University at Cleveland began his medical career here.

For 61 years he was an active and able physician and was recognized throughout the section for his work. He attended thousands of Greenville people during the nearly 2 generations of his activity and only ceased his work when continued ill health overtook him within the past 3 years. 

On September 5, 1872 Dr. Mossman married Emma Elizabeth Hilands and to them were born six children, 5 of whom survived, Helen died in youth, Dr. B. E. Mossman, Jr., of Youngstown, Mrs. C. Berton Roueche' of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. J. Franklin Fox of Evanston, Ill., Mrs. Charles Heath of New York City, and Dr. R. G. Mossman of Youngstown, survive.

In addition to his high position in Medical circles Dr. Mossman was a 32nd degree Mason, past exaltesd ruler in the Elks, and of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was also a high priest in the local chapter Knights Templar and was prominent in civic affairs. He was influential in having the 1st electric light company established here. Funeral service was attended by all his children who have visited him at various times during his long illness here.


GREENVILLE RECORD ARGUS- Monday, June 28, 1926-Front Page

Submitted by Bob McKeon





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