of Greene County, Pennsylvania
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.
History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.
Date of Transcription: 11 November 2008
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