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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


WILLIAM M. PARRY, physician and surgeon, was born in Westmoreland County, Penn., May 12, 1843, and is a son of Roger L. and Elizabeth (Pugh) Parry, natives of Wales.  His father was a blacksmith by trade, but engaged in farming after coming to America.  The subject of this sketch is the third in a family of six children.  He was reared on a farm, received a common-school education, and subsequently took a course in the Academy at West Liberty, Ohio County, W. Va., where he remained for several year and studied medicine with Dr. Cooper of that place.  Dr. Parry began the practice of his profession at Jacksonville, Penn., remaining there for a period of two years.  In 1870 he located in Aleppo, where he has since been in active practice.  Dr. Parry has been very successful.  He owns 200 acres of valuable land where he resides, and has a lucrative practice.  He was united in marriage, September 13, 1871, with Mary A., daughter of Rev. Lewis Sammons.  Mrs. Parry is of Welsh and German extraction.  Their children are Edith, Jessie, Jane, Roger and Burdette.  Dr. Parry is a Presbyterian, and his wife is a member of the Baptist Church.  She is also an ardent prohibitionist and a strong advocate of woman’s suffrage.  He is a Republican, and takes great interest in educational matters, having for eight years served as school director.  He is a member of the Greene County Medical Society.  August 12, 1862, Dr. Parry enlisted in Co. D, Twelfth West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, and served till the close of the war.  He is a member of the I. O. O. F., and is Past Master of the Masonic fraternity.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 5 June 2007

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