George W. Harrison
Source: History of Northern Wisconsin: Containing an Account of Its Settlement, Growth, Development, and Resources, an Extensive Sketch of Its Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages, Their Improvements, Industries, Manufactories, Biographical Sketches, Portraits of Prominent Men and Early Settlers, Views of County Seats, Etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881. p. 72
GEORGE W. HARRISON, physician and surgeon, Ashland, was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England, Jan. 5, 1850. He moved to Bradford, Yorkshire; attended Wadson Academy, and after living at Apperly Bridge, he and his mother came to America and to Columbus, Columbia Co., Wis., locating on a farm, where she died in 1866. While there he attended Columbia High School and graduated in 1869. He farmed and taught school until 1873, and in 1876 commenced studying medicine. Read with Robert W. Earll, and went to Rush College, Chicago, 1878 and 1879, graduating in 1880 and 1881. On the 19th of March of that year he came to Ashland and commenced practice. In 1871 he married Miss Ida Woodhead, of Columbia Co., Wis. They have three boys—Bruce, born July 6, 1872; David, Dec. 21, 1876; Earl W., May 4, 1879. In addition to Mr. Harrison's regular certificate he received an honorary diploma from Rush.
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