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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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WILLIAM S. RAMSEY, M. D., Coraopolis, was born at Frankfort Springs, Beaver county, Pa., Sept. 22, 1856. His father, James H. Ramsey, born near Frankfort Springs, is a practicing physician and surgeon at West Bridgewater, Beaver county He is a son of John and Mary (Hay) Ramsey Scotch Presbyterians. James H. Ramsey married Agnes Stuart, who was born at Hookstown, Pa., daughter of William and Nancy (Goshorn) Stuart, members of the U. P. Church. James H. and Agnes (Stuart) Ramsey are members of the U. P. Church. They have had seven children: William S., Mary E., Nina A., Laura O. (wife of Lewis Weinman), Myra B., J. Edgar and Hallie E.

William S. attended Frankfort Springs Academy until the age of nineteen, and read medicine with his father. At nineteen he entered Cleveland (Ohio) Medical College, where he graduated in 1877. He first located at Clinton, Allegheny county, and after eighteen months removed to West Bridgewater; two years later he formed a partnership with his father. In April, 1885, he located in Coraopolis, where he has since practiced his profession. He was a member of the Beaver County Medical association, The doctor was united in marriage, Sept. 16, 1880, to Mary E. Stevenson, who was born at Frankfort Springs, Pa., a daughter of John and Jane (Ewing) Stevenson. Doctor and Mrs. Ramsey have two children, Edna J. and Wayne S. The parents are members of the Presbyterian Church. Dr. Ramsey is a member of the I. O. O. F., Jr. O. U. A. M. and K. O. T. M. Coraopolis lodges. Dr. Ramsey is highly esteemed in Coraopolis and when seventeen vicinity, not only as a skillful physician and surgeon, but also as a representative citizen and Christian gentleman.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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