DEATH OF T.W. EGBERT
ONE OF OIL CITY'S OLDEST AND BEST
KNOWN PHYSICIANS GONE
Dr. Thaddeus W. Egbert, one of Oil City's oldest and best known practitioners, died yesterday morning at twenty minutes past one o'clock at his residence on Pearl Avenue. He was taken ill a week ago last Saturday, with pneumonia and despite all that medical skill could do he sank rapidly. He suffered but little, was conscious almost to the last and realized that the dark angel death was near at hand.
Born near Perrine's Corners, Mercer on August 9th 1837, Dr. Egbert was in the 49th year of his age at the time of his death. He was the son of
Lewis Egbert, one of the pioneers of Mercer County, and the third born of a family of six boys and six girls. His father and mother are dead and five brothers and four sisters survive him.
Two of the brothers reside in Bradford, two brothers and two sisters in Mercer County, one brother and one sister in Franklin and one sister in Oil City. The Doctor resided on the old homestead in Mercer and followed the life of a farmer until he attained his majority, and then selecting medicine as a profession he pursued his studies diligently and the result was that he graduated with high honors from the Ann Arbor University in 1862.
Coming fresh from college he commenced the practice of medicine in this city during the same year, consequently he has been a resident and a practitioner here for about twenty-two years.
During the great oil excitement in 1865 he invested in oil property, and amassed considerable property, but in the panic which followed he was unfortunate as well as many others. From that time until the present he has devoted his time exclusively to the practice of his profession and succeeded in building up a large practice,
He was a kind hearted man and no worthy person, however poor, ever applied to him for medical treatment or financial aid, in vain.
He leaves, besides the relatives mentioned hereto-fore, a wife and four children, two boys and two girls.
The funeral will take place from the family residence tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock, and will be conducted by
Revs. Smith of the U.P. Church and MacGonigle
of the First Presbyterian Church. The interment will take place at Grove Hill
OIL CITY (VENANGO
COUNY, PA.) DERRICK, MONDAY 23 FEB 1885