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Dr. Ephriam Quinby

Dr. Ephriam Quinby, who died in Clarksville, Penn., in October, 1872, was a native of Mercer County, and a son of Samuel Quinby, ancestor of one of the oldest families of the Shenango Valley. In early manhood he read medicine, and followed the medical profession the balance of his life. He was twice married, first to Miss Julia Guittau, of Washington Co. Ohio, who bore him five children, two daughters of whom are living. His second wife was Miss Angeline, daughter of Charles Stewart, of Trumbull Co. Ohio. Of this union one son, Charles S., was born in Marietta, Ohio, June 7, 1855. The widow is now a resident of Sharon. Charles S., grew up and was educated in Mercer County, and in the spring of 1872 began clerking in Sharon. In the fall of 1877 he formed a partnership with T. J. Forker, under the firm name of Forker & Quinby, which is to-day one of the leading mercantile establishments of the town. Mr. Quinby was married in 1877 to Miss Estella Knighton, of Sharon, of which union three children have been born: Susie, Arthur and Anna. Politically he is a Republican, and is one of the enterprising businessmen of Sharon.


History of Mercer Co. PA  1888  p.751; Submitted by Theresa Davids

[Note: The Quinby/Quimby Family, England and America, by Henry Cole Quinby 1915, says " Ephraim, son of Samuel, born 5 Feb 1792, near Warren, Ohio, a physician, was educated at Jefferson College, where he boarded with his sister Sarah and was a college mate of Dr. William Heaton, who married his cousin, Elizabeth. He lived at Marietta, Ohio. He married first, 12 July 1825, to Sarah, daughter of Maj. John and Priscilla (Devoe) White of Marietta, and resided there. The descendants all give her name as Sarah White; Mrs. Beebe and another say Sarah Guiteau; perhaps she had both names, she died at Marrietta.]

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