FRED DONNELL WEST, M.D.
An experienced physician of recognized
ability, Dr. Fred D. West has practiced successfully in Beaumont for more that two decades and is an
ex-president of the Riverside County Medical Society. He was born in Seneca County,
Ohio, September 10, 1877, a son of Dr. Thomas
Jefferson West, who was a native of the same state and became a prominent
physician of Tiffin, Ohio.
He saw active service in the Civil War with the Eighth Regiment of Ohio
Infantry. He has passed away and the
mother, Mary (Horner) West, a native of England, is also deceased.
Dr. Fred D. West,
one of a family of four children, mastered the branch of learning taught in the
grammar and high schools of Tiffin, where he
also attended Heidelberg
College graduating with
the class of 1899. He was next a student
at the Ohio Medical College,
which awarded him the M. D. degree in 1903, and while attending that
institution became a member of the Alpha Mu Pi Omega fraternity. His scholarship won for him the position of
interne in the Protestant Hospital at Columbus, Ohio, and at Tiffin
he entered upon his career as a physician, maintaining an office there for
seven years. On the expiration of that
period he came to California, choosing Beaumont as the scene of
his professional activities, and here he has since remained. He has made an intensive study of
tuberculosis and his skill in treating diseases of that character has brought
to him large and ever increasing practice.
In 1904 Dr. West
was married to Miss Mary Grimes, now deceased, by whom he had a son, Thomas
D. For his second wife he chose Miss
Helene Roman and they have two daughters, Mary Helene and Annabelle. Mrs. West is active in church and club work
and in the affairs of the local chapter of the Eastern Star. The Doctor is a trustee of the Presbyterian
Church and formerly served on the school board of Beaumont.
In 1916 he was called to the presidency of the Riverside County Medical
Society and he is also a prominent member of the Southern California Medical
Society and California State Medical Society.
Actuated by high ideals, Dr. West has dedicated his capacities and
powers to the service of humanity and his professional record is a story of
continuous progress and successful achievement.
by Bill Simpkins.
of the South Vol. II, by John Steven McGroarty, Pages 325-326, Clarke Publ., Chicago, Los Angeles, Indianapolis. 1933.
© 2012 Bill Simpkins.
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