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Source:
History of Guernsey County, Ohio
by Col. Cyrus P. B. Sarchet
- Illustrated -
Vols. I & 2.
B. F. Bowden & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana -
1911

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  SAMUEL C. VANKIRK

Source: History of Guernsey County, Ohio by Col. Cyrus P. B. Sarchet - Illustrated - Vols. I & 2. - Publ: B. F. Bowden & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana - 1911 - Page 917

  HENRY H. VEITCH

Source: History of Guernsey County, Ohio by Col. Cyrus P. B. Sarchet - Illustrated - Vols. I & 2. - Publ: B. F. Bowden & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana - 1911 - Page 891

  JOHN A. VESSELS

Source: History of Guernsey County, Ohio by Col. Cyrus P. B. Sarchet - Illustrated - Vols. I & 2. - Publ: B. F. Bowden & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana - 1911 - Page 965

  ELMER E. VORHIES.   Naturally endowed with the capacities of the successful practitioner of medicine.  Dr. Elmer E. Vorhies, of Cambridge, has won an eminent reputation among the people of Guernsey and adjoining counties and he stands very high also among his professional brethren, for he has shown what a man of careful mental training, honesty of purpose and an abundance of zeal and persistence can accomplish when directed along proper lines.
     Doctor Vorhies was born July 12, 1864, in Sarahsville, Noble county, Ohio, and he is the son of Peter and Mary (Williams) Vorhies, the father having been a farmer in Noble county, never residing in Guernsey county.  He was a man of excellent characteristics, possessing a high sense of honor and was highly respected for his industry, uprightness and genuine worth. His death occurred on Jan. 18, 1910, at the advanced age of eighty-one years.  His widow, a woman of many praiseworthy traits, still survives.
     Doctor Vorhies spent his youth on the home farm, where he was put to doing various forms of light work when he became of proper age, attending the district schools during the winter months.  He remained on the farm until he was twenty-four years of age, then began railroading as a messenger for the Adams Express Company, following this for about four years, during which time he spent his spare time reading medicine, which profession he had from early boyhood had a laudable desire to enter.  He accordingly entered, in 1890, the Starling Medical College, at Columbus, Ohio, from which institution he was graduated with honors in the class of 1893.  Having made rapid advancement and shown special ability in surgery, he became connected with Mt. Carmel Hospital, at Columbus, as house surgeon, and for one year very faithfully performed his duties in this connection.  In 1894 he located for practice in Cambridge and has since continued here, enjoying a very lucrative patronage.  He has made a specialty of emergency cases and he has practically all the business of the American Sheet and Tin Plate Company, the Inter-State Iron and Steel Company, and the Midland Power and Traction Company, all of Cambridge.  Besides he enjoys a large general practice, as already intimated, but as a surgeon he stands second to none in this section of the Buckeye state.
     Doctor Vorhies is a member of the Guernsey County, the State and the American Medical associations, and he is a member of the Masonic fraternity, the Knights of Pythias, the Improved Order of Red Men and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, being the physician for the latter.  Politically, he is a Republican and is an active party worker.  He has served as a member of the Republican county central committee, and is still a member.  He has been a frequent delegate to county, district and state conventions, and he has always been a faithful party worker, and his counsel is frequently sought by party leaders and candidates, his influence being very pronounced in this connection.  He was elected county coroner in 1900, and served two terms, or four years, in a manner that reflected much credit upon himself and to the entire satisfaction of all concerned.
     Doctor Vorhies has been twice married, first on Jan. 29, 1884, to Minnie B. Cooper, of Stafford, Monroe county, Ohio, daughter of Charles and Jane (Elliott) Cooper.  This union resulted in the birth of two children; Homer C., a pharmacist of Columbus, Ohio, and Clyde L.. a graduate of Starling Medical University of Columbus, who is successfully practicing with his father.  The wife and mother was called to her rest on Mar. 2, 1899.
     The Doctor's second marriage was solemnized on Mar. 28, 1910. to Verna G. Foster, daughter of James and Catherine Foster, of Lore City, Guernsey county, both of whom are still living.  The Doctor and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church, and the Vorhies home, at No. 430 North Fourth street, Cambridge, is a modern, attractive and neatly kept one, where the many friends of this popular family frequently gather.
Source: History of Guernsey County, Ohio by Col. Cyrus P. B. Sarchet - Illustrated - Vols. I & 2. - Publ: B. F. Bowden & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana - 1911 - Page 892

 

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