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Dr. William W. Firestone1

Male
b. February 1842, d. 25 January 1904


Father Leander Firestone M.D., LL.D.1 b. 11 April 1819, d. 9 November 1888
Mother Susannah "Susan" Firestone1 b. 11 April 1819, d. 29 July 1894
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Family Sarah Agnes Harwood Webster b. 4 November 1839, d. 3 April 1910
Marriage* 6 July 1862  Wayne Co., OH, Principal=Sarah Agnes Harwood Webster6,7 
Children  1. William Leander Firestone b. 5 Nov 1863, d. 16 Apr 1915
  2. Alice M. Firestone b. Jul 1869, d. 23 Apr 1941
  3. Sylvia F. Firestone b. 10 Nov 1871

Birth* February 1842  Wayne Co., OH2,3,4 
Census* 1850  1850 Federal Census, Ohio, Wayne County, Congress Township, Series: M432, Roll: 740, Page: 323A, September 24
(enumerated with father, Leander Firestone)
39, 334, 345, Firestone, William W, 8, M, , , , O(hio), , 1, ,2 
Census 1860  1860 Federal Census, Ohio, Wayne County, Wooster Township, Series: M653, Roll: 1050, Page: 10B, June 6
(enumerated with father, Leander Firestone)
31, 133, 144, Firestone, William, 18, M, , , , , Ohio, , , , ,5 
Marriage* 6 July 1862  Wayne Co., OH, Principal=Sarah Agnes Harwood Webster6,7 
Census 1870  1870 Federal Census, Ohio, Wayne County, Wooster Township, Wooster, Ward 3, Series: M593, Roll: 1281, Page: 457B, September 20
18, 227, 209, Firestone, W W, 28, M, W, MD Alapathic, 7000, 2500, Ohio, , , , , , , , , 1,
19, 227, 209, Firestone, Sarah A H, 28, F, W, Keeping House, , , New York, , , , , , , , , ,
20, 227, 209, Firestone, William L, 7, M, W, At Home, , , Ohio, , , , , 1, , , , ,
21, 227, 209, Firestone, Alice M, 1, F, W, At Home, , , Ohio, , , , , , , , , ,
22, 227, 209, McMahon, Mary, 28, F, W, Housekeeper, , , Ireland, , , , , , , , , ,6 
Biography* 1879  W.W. FIRESTONE M.D.

W.W. Firestone, M.D., was born in Congress village, Congress township, Wayne county, Ohio, February 25, 1842. A member of the family of Dr. Leander Firestone and wife, it would be superfluous to add that the home-culture and government to which he was subjected would be of the kind and character both to develop and discipline the boy.

The education that underlies and is the sub-stratum of human character, upon which its possessor builds in after life, and which is the brightest spot in the long green, fields of memory, is that which is imparted by those two natural and God-commissioned instructors of the youthful - mind the father and mother! In this respect we are justified in the inference that W.W. Firestone received assiduous and requisite attention.

His other opportunities of education were promptly supplied by an open passage to the public schools of the city of Wooster, and to select and graduated teachers, under whose tutelage he completed his desired course of study. He attended the Mt. Union College for three years.

In the year 1861 he began reading medicine with his father, Dr. Leander Firestone, when a term of four years was spent in study, in professional assistance of his father, and attendance on lecture courses, at the expiration of which period he had graduated from Charity Hospital Medical College, Cleveland, Ohio, now the Medical department of the University of Wooster. Since 1865 he has devoted himself wholly to the profession of his selection, and soon found himself partner in the office of L. Firestone M.D.

He was married, July 6, 1862, to Miss Sarah A.H. Webster, daughter of W.C. Webster, a musical artist and accomplished lady, by which marriage they had five children, three of whom are living. W.L., Alice M. and F. Sylvia Firestone.

W.W. Firestone, though one among the younger of the medical practitioners in our midst, has rapidly risen to success and popularity in his profession. Having barely attained the meridian of life, he has a future of great assurance and promise before him.

As a physician he has secured the confidence of the people, and if the standard of professional eminence is to be measured by success, he has fought his way to the summit, and is justly entitled to the colors he has won. Constant, watchful, sympathetic, and possessed of good judgment and quick insight and comprehension, he possesses the normal elements of successful practice.

Society, jealous and critical though it may be of its members, may worthily include him and his family in its better circles.

As a man and citizen he is genial, hospitable and generous, alive to enterprise and ready to perform an honorable part in the promotion of the common good. Honesty and integrity constitute the parallels between which he moves. With him, all the domestic "nerve centers" are concentrated in home. In this "charmed circle" are to be found his attachments, for surely here all the sweet atmospheres of this world are breathed.8 
Census 1880  1880 Federal Census, Ohio, Wayne County, Wooster Township, Wooster, ED: 240, Series: T9, Roll: 1077, Page: 370B, June 2
North Market
08, 30, 33, Firestone, Wm W, W, M, 38, , , , 1, , , MD, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio
09, 30, 33, Firestone, Sarah A, W, F, 38, , Wife, , 1, , , Housekeeper, , , , , , , , , , , New York, NewHampshire, Maine
10, 30, 33, Firestone, Wm L, W, M, 16, , Son, 1, , , , None, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Ohio, NY
11, 30, 33, Firestone, Alice M, W, F, 10, , Daughter, 1, , , , At School, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Ohio, New York
12, 30, 33, Firestone, Sylvia F, W, F, 6, , Daughter, 1, , , , At School, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Ohio, NY
13, 30, 33, Wooley, Sarah, W, F, 27, , Servant, 1, , , , Servant, , , , , , , , , , , Wales, Wales, Wales
14, 30, 33, Crotty, John, W, M, 19, , Servant, 1, , , , Servant, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Ireland, Ireland9 
Census 1900  1900 Federal Census, Ohio, Wayne County, Wooster Township, Wooster, Ward 3, ED: 166, Series: T623, Roll: 1332, Page: 158A, June 1
Sheet 1A, 32 North Market
09, 3, 3, Firestone, William W, Head, W, M, Feby, 1842, 58, M, 37, , , Ohio, Ohio, Pennsylvania, , , , Physician, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, O, F, H,
10, 3, 3, Firestone, Sarah, Wife, W, F, Nov, 1842, 57, M, 37, 4, 3, New York, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
11, 3, 3, Firestone, Alice M, Daughter, W, F, July, 1869, 30, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, New York, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
12, 3, 3, Richardson, Elnora E, Servant, W, F, June, 1869, 30, S, , , , Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, , , , Servant, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
13, 3, 3, Ellsperman, Mary A, Servant, W, F, Dec, 1882, 17, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Germany, , , , Servant, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
14, 3, 3, Davis, CLarence L, Hostler, W, M, Mar, 1882, 18, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , Hostler, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,3 
Death* 25 January 1904  Wooster, Wayne Co., OH4 
Burial* 29 January 1904  Wooster Cemetery, Wooster, Wayne Co., OH, Interment Record: Firestone, William W., Dr.
Born: 1842
Age at Death: 61y
Died: 25 Jan 1904
Buried: Jan 29 1904
Permit: 3247
Lot: 9654 

Citations
  1. [S734] OH, Franklin and Pickaway Cos History, Williams Bros. Publishing.
  2. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S737] OH, Wayne Co., Wooster Cemetery, Robert E. & Esther J. Strock.
  5. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  6. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S728] Biographical Record of Wayne Co., OH.
  8. [S735] History of Wayne County, Ohio, Benjamin Douglass.
  9. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.


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