Doctor R. S. Simington
Doctor R. S. Simington came to Danville in 1854, a new fledged M.D., and has been remarkably successful in his profession. Some years ago he built a comfortable residence in a very pleasant location on the public square at the north-west corner of Market and Ferry streets, whe he still resides. He was surgeon of the Ninety-third regiment Pennsylvania volunteers, during the war, and served with distinction. His skillful treatment and watchful care of the soldier boys, not only won their confidence, but their lasting friendship. Nor were his sterling qualities and professional services limited to his own regiment; but others also were often heard to say, as they were carried to the rear when wounded, "Take me to that sandy whiskered doctor, of the Ninety-third." At the close of the war he returned to Danville and resumed his extensive practice, in which he is still engaged.
In 1866 Doctor Simington was elected and served as burgess of Danville. He was afterwards elected associate judge in the court of Montour county by a very flattering vote, and after serving five years he was re-elected to the judgeship by a decided majority. He is yet in the prime of life and is making a life record alike useful and honorable.
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