David O. Thomas, M. D.

line.gif

DAVID O. THOMAS, M. D., physician and surgeon, located at Johnetta, Armstrong county, Pa., was born at Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 5, 1872, son of Owen D. Thomas and a grandson of David Thomas.

Owen D. Thomas, father of Dr. Thomas, was born in Wales, and came to America when he was twenty-five years of age. He found employment at Pittsburgh, Pa., in the iron industry, with which he has always been connected. He married Sarah A. Nicholas, of Swansea, Wales, and six children were born to them, namely: Demima, Margaret, Elizabeth, Catherine, Gomer L. and David O.

David O. Thomas had excellent educational advantages in the city of Pittsburgh and graduated from Curry Institute, later graduating from the Actual Business College at Pittsburgh. The young man then went to Cleveland, Ohio, and became a student in the American College of Science, going from there to Baltimore Medical College, Baltimore, Md., where he was graduated with his medical degree in 1905. After a full year of experience in the Maryland General Hospital he traveled through the South for six months, and then opened an office at Mt. Oliver, near Pittsburgh, where he practiced until he established himself at Johnetta, in July, 1907. He commands a general practice which covers a wide territory and in addition is surgeon for the Pittsburgh & Buffalo Company, which employs a large force of men at this point. Dr. Thomas is a member of the Armstrong County Medical Society and in 1910 served as its president, and he is also a member of the Pennsylvania State Medical Society, to which body he has been sent as a representative on three occasions.

Dr. Thomas married Josephine Scott, a daughter of Thomas O. Scott, of Monongahela, Pa. They attend the Christian Church. He is a member of Leechburg Lodge, No. 577, F. & A. M., and of many other fraternal organizations.

Source: Pages 446-447, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 2001 by Vaughn Davis for the Armstrong County Beers Project
Contributed for use by the Armstrong County Genealogy Project (http://www.pa-roots.com/armstrong/)

Armstrong County Genealogy Project Notice:
These electronic pages cannot be reproduced in any format, for any presentation, without prior written permission.

Return to the Beers Project

 

Return to the Armstrong County Genealogy Project

(c) Armstrong County Genealogy Project

 

Return to the Armstrong County Genealogy Project

(c) Armstrong County Genealogy Project