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Floyd Forney Farnsworth (b. 02 Apr 1869, d. 02 Jan 1946)Floyd Forney Farnsworth (son of Franklin Leonard Farnsworth and Martha Jane Currence) was born 02 Apr 1869 in Trubie's Run, Upshur Co., West Virginia, and died 02 Jan 1946 in Cabell, WV.He married Lasora Martin on 25 Oct 1890, daughter of Obadiah Warren Martin and Louisa A. Stansberry.
Notes for Floyd Forney Farnsworth:
He graduated with M.D. from Maryland Medical College in 1904 and postgraduate work at Johns Hopkins Univ., Bellevue Hospital, Tulane Univ., Rush Medical College and Mayo Bros. Clinic. He served in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army in WW I. He was considered among the most highly skilled physicians and surgeons of his area.
First attending local schools Dr. Farnsworth continued his education in the Normal and Classical Academy of Buckhannon, and later was graduated from Buckhannon Union College, now Wesleyan College, in 1897. For the succeeding ten years he was engaged in teaching school, rising to be principal, and still later superintendent of Buckhannon pubIic schools. His medical education was received in the Maryland Medical College, from which he was graduated in 1904, did post-graduate work at Johns Hopkins University, Bellevue Hospital, Tulane University, Rush Medical College and the Mayo Brothers Clinic. In 1904 Dr. Farnsworth began the practice of medicine at French Creek, Upshur County, and continued there for fourteen years, or until he went into the Medical Corps of the United States army for the World war, and put in charge of the second draft examinations in West Virginia, in Charleston. On February 25, 1919, he was commissioned P. A. Surgeon, U. S. P. H. S., and detailed to serve with the West Virginia Department of Health. From that date until his resignation in 1922 he continued chief of the Bureau of Venereal Diseases. At the time of his resignation he moved to Milton, and once more engaged in a private practice. He was elected to the House of Delegates in 1913 to represent Upshur County, and while a member of that body he was chairman of the committee on medicine and sanitation, and wrote and secured the passage of the bill creating the State Department of Health He was appointed a member of the State Public Health Council by Governor Hatfield. A man of many talents, he was also an author, and his The Man on Horseback is a graphic description of West Virginia life. His Doctor Terrell Investigates is both amusing and instructive. He married Miss Lasora Martin, of Buckhannon. Mrs. Farnsworth was a daughter of 0. W. and Louisa (Stansbury) Martin. of Buckhannon. See sup. vol. 10-11 , p. 129; sup. vol. 14, p. 78.
More About Floyd Forney Farnsworth:
Burial: Unknown, Milton Cemetery, Milton, Cabell, WVSection:G -Row: G - Plot: 84.
Military service: Served in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army in WW I.
More About Floyd Forney Farnsworth and Lasora Martin:
Marriage: 25 Oct 1890
Children of Floyd Forney Farnsworth and Lasora Martin are:
- +Leif Erickson Farnsworth, b. 16 Nov 1892, West Virginia, d. 05 Dec 1967, Huntington, Cabell, WV.
- French M. Farnsworth, b. 11 Aug 1891, Upshur Co., WV, d. date unknown.
- Ora Gail Farnsworth, d. date unknown.
- Dorsey Artemus Farnsworth, d. date unknown.