Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
FRANK E. CULP, M. D., physician
and surgeon, Wenatchee, Chelan county, is a native of the Buckeye state,
having been born in Quincy, Ohio, January 23, 1873. His parents are
both Ohioans, his father, John H., being a descendant of a distinguished
Virginian family. He served the government during the Civil War,
not as an enlisted man, but in the capacity of a blacksmith. His
father was a soldier in the War of 1812, and at present resides at Wenatchee,
where he conducts a brickyard. The mother, Sarah (Hubbell) Culp,
is also a resident of Wenatchee.
Our subject remained in Ohio until the age
of twelve years, when he removed to Genesee, Kansas, and was in that state
eighteen months, going thence to Illinois, where he remained five years.
Here he was graduated from Eureka College, Eureka, and then matriculated
in in the medical department of the University of Illinois, Chicago, and
in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, from which he was graduated
in 1896. The two years following, he was house surgeon of the Grand
Rapids hospital in Michigan. Returning to his home in Quincy, he
continued in practice two years, thence going to Wenatchee, Washington,
in 1900, where he has since continued, with a steadily increasing practice,
with the exception of six months spent in taking a post-graduate course
in the Chicago College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Culp has three sisters, Belle, wife of
Frank Reeves, elsewhere mentioned in this work; Nellie, single; and Zelma,
widow of William Hines, Wenatchee, Washington. The fraternal affiliations
of Dr. Culp are with Valley Lodge, No. 186, K. of P., Wenatchee; Wenatchee
Aerie No. 204, Fraternal Order of Eagles; the K. 0. T. M., Quincy, Ohio;
the Phi Ro Sigma College, Medical Fraternity, Chicago, and the State Medical
Society of Ohio. Politically he is a Democrat but not an enthusiastic
partisan. Of that excellent organization, the Wenatchee brass band,
he is a member, playing a saxophone.