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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


A. G. CROSS, physician and surgeon, was born at Waynesburg, Greene County, Penn., July 23, 1823.  He is a son of Robert and Mary (Syphers) Cross, natives of this State.  His father was among the early settlers of this county.  Dr. Cross was the youngest in a family of thirteen of thirteen children.  He was reared on the farm near Waynesburg and received his literary education in Waynesburg College.  He studied medicine under Dr. Inghram of Waynesburg, and began the practice of his profession in 1857.  The Doctor has had quite an extensive practice and is one of the oldest physicians in Waynesburg.  He has also written considerably for the press.  His writings, which have been mostly on theological subjects and open letters to Robert G. Ingersoll, have been widely read and extensively copied.  In 1848 Dr. Cross married Miss Harriet, daughter of Jess Rinehart, and they have a family of five children—Wilber F., Robert I., Jesse R., Marietta and Walter L.  The Doctor and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he has served as local preacher, class leader, steward, trustee and superintendent of the Sabbath school.  He is s Democrat, and served one term as county treasurer.  He is a Sir Knight Templar in 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: 11 November 2008
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