W. H. SARBAUGH, M. D., b. 1870


from Past and Present of Mahaska County, Iowa by Manoah Hedge The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. 1906

Dr. Wilbur Holland Sarbaugh, engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in Oskaloosa, was born near Zanesville, in Muskingum county, Ohio, in 1870. His father, John W. Sarbaugh, also a native of Ohio, is a farmer by occupation and yet resides in Muskingum county, Ohio. He served as a soldier of Company F, Seventy-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for thirteen months and was honorably discharged on account of disability. He is now chaplain of the Grand Army post at New Concord, Ohio. His political allegiance is given to the republican party and he is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Nancy B. Holland, was born in Muskingum county, Ohio, and she too is a Methodist in religious faith. In their family were four children. Ida, the eldest, is the wife of A. M. Osler, a distant relative of the celebrated Dr. Osler, a collegebred man, who at one time was principal of schools. He is still teaching and farming in Muskingum county. Jennie Sarbaugh is now the wife of Charles Roberts, of Birmingham, Alabama. Dora is the wife of W. H. Dunkle, a jeweler of Centerville, Indiana. Dr. Sarbaugh, the third of the family, was reared to farm life and attended the district schools near his father's home, after which he became a student in Scio (Ohio) College. He engaged in teaching school between the ages of sixteen and twenty-three years but regarded this professional service merely as an initial step to a dif- ferent professional career. He read medicine in the office of Dr. G. W. Lane, at Sago, Ohio, and in 1897 was graduated from the Ohio Medical College at Columbus. He began practice in his home town and afterward came to Iowa, settling first at Wright, Mahaska county, where he practiced with success until, seeking a broader field of labor, he came to Oskaloosa in January, 1906. In October, 1898, Dr. Sarbaugh was married w Miss Nellie Gertrude Landfear, who was horn in Ashtabula county, Ohio in 1880, and is a daughter of H. W. and Susan M. Landfear, the former agent for the Iowa Central Railroad at Wright. The Doctor and his wife have three interesting children, Paul H., Rex L. and Wanda E. The Doctor is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, while his wife belongs to the Society of Friends. He also has membership relations with the Masons and the Odd Fellows and is a republican in his political views. In his professional career he has made steady advancement and has already won a creditable name and place in Oskaloosa, having previously become quite widely known during the period of his residence in Wright.

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