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Elwin H. Ashcraft, M. D.    

ELWIN H. ASHCRAFT, M. D., Coudersport, son of Alfred D. Ashcraft, was born May 15, 1854, in Addison, Steuben Co., N. Y. He completed his classical education at the State normal school, at Mansfield, Tioga Co., Penn., and studied medicine with Dr. A. L. Bottum, of Westfield, Tioga county, after which he attended lectures at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Baltimore, Md., from which he graduated March 1, 1881. He first began the practice of medicine at Ellisburg, Potter Co., Penn., where he remained until February, 1882, when he removed to Coudersport, and two years later took a post-graduate course at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York City. He married Anna L., daughter of B. F. Jones, of Corning, N. Y., who also graduated from the State normal school at Mansfield, and was engaged in teaching in the graded school of Coudersport. To them have been born two children, Florence F. and Walter E. The Doctor is a member of Lodge No. 815, I. 0. 0. F., and the Rebekah and Encamp­ment branches of the same order, having passed the chairs in the subordinate lodges and the Encampment; he is also a member of the Sons of Temperance, and of Camp No. 121, Sons of Veterans, of which he was presiding officer for three years; State officer for the same order three years; served one year as State surgeon, and is now serving his second year as mustering officer of the State. He is likewise a member of the board of examining surgeons for pensions. The Doctor’s father, who was a native of Connecticut, removed with his parents to Norwich, Chenango Co., N.Y., where he married, and then removed to Addison, N. Y. His business was that of contractor and builder until 1860, when he purchased a farm in Tioga county, Penn., to which he removed. In 1864 he enlisted in Company K, One Hundred and Eighty-fifth New York State Volunteer Infantry, and was wounded in March, 1865, making him a cripple for life. 

History of the counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania : with biographical selections, including their early settlement and development, a description of the historic and interesting localities, sketches of their cities, towns and villages, portraits of prominent men, biographies of representative citizens, outline history of Pennsylvania, statistics. Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co., 1890, page 1143

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