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Willliam G. Berryhill

WILLIAM G. BERRYHILL, M. D. - Universally respected and esteemed for his professional knowledge and skill,  William G. Berryhill, M. D., of South Sharon, has built up a large and lucrative practice as a physician and surgeon, and is fast winning for himself a prominent and honorable name in the medical fraternity of Mercer county. A son of Thomas Marshall Berryhill, he was born, January 30, 1867, in Jefferson county, Ohio, coming on the paternal side of Scotch-Irish descent, and on the maternal side of Welsh ancestry.

Thomas M. Berryhill was born and bred in \Washington county. Pennsylvania. Reared to agricultural pursuits, he subsequently moved to Ohio, locating in Jefferson county and returning two years later to Washington county, where he has since resided, during his years of activity having been successfully employed as a farmer and machinist. By means of industry and thrift, he has accumulated a competency. and is spending the declining years of his life retired from active pursuits. He married Jennie Griffith, a native, also, of Washington county, Pennsylvania, and their wedded life has been pleasant and prosperous.
Obtaining the rudiments of his education in the district schools of his native county, William G. Berryhill afterwards continued his studies in Pennsylvania, attending first the Hickory Academy, and later Clark's Business College, in Erie. Locating then in Hickory, he was there engaged in business as a general merchant for three years. Then turning his attention to the study of medicine, he spent two years at the Medical College of the Western Pennsylvania University, and in 1895 was graduated from the Baltimore Medical College with the degree of M. D. Having received his diploma, Dr. Berryhill began the practice of his profession at Slippery Rock, Butler counts', where he met with encouraging success. He was subsequently located for a time at Finleyville, Washington county, from there coming, in 1901, to South Sharon, where he has met with flattering results in his professional work, winning a fine position among the leading physicians of the place.

Dr. Berryhill married, in 1901, Miss Della McCarrell, of Washington county. They have one daughter, Helen Jane. Politically the Doctor is a stanch Republican. He is president of the school board. Religiously he is a member of the United Presbyterian church. He belongs to the Mercer County Medical Society, and is a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Source: Twentieth Century History of Mercer County, 1909, page 588

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