E. O. WINSHIP, M.D.

BIOGRAPHY

AS RECORDED IN:

COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF 
TOLLAND AND WINDHAM COUNTIES CONNECTICUT.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND REPRESENTATIVE  CITIZENS AND OF MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLED FAMILIES
PUBLISHER: J.H.BEERS & CO., CHICAGO; 1903     P.  1259

E. O. WINSHIP, M.D.,  of  Rockville, Tolland county, was born Dec. 19, 1875, in Danby, Vt., and comes of an old family of that State, where his ancestors have resided for several generations back.

Dr. Winship was reared in the place of his birth, attended school there, and as a boy worked on the farm, in the lumber woods, in a factory, in fact, anywhere he could obtain employment, his time when not at school being of necessity occupied with some kind of work.  At school he was studious and ambitious to learn, and well advanced for one of his years.  After finishing at the local school, he entered the Burr and Burton Seminary, at Manchester, Vt., from which he graduated in the class of 1895.  He then took up teaching, which he followed for two years, to acquire means for his college course.  Entering the Medical Department of the University of Vermont, he was obliged after a short time, because of failing eyesight, to leave college, and again took up teaching, this time as principal of the grammar school in Manchester, Vt.  After one year he returned to the Medical College and completed his course, graduating in the class of 1900, of which he was valedictorian.  He then took up a post-graduate course at the Post-Graduate College and Hospital, New York, and Nov. 30, 1900, located in Rockville, where he has since remained.

E.O. Winship is as genuine a type of the strictly self-made young man as can be found anywhere.  Beginning life on his own resources, his most valuable assets being his ambition and energy, he has already secured a position in his profession for which many of its members work a life time.  Dr. Winship had the benefit of excellent home training, as his family were people of eminent respectability, and the results are very evident.  He worked his way through college, defraying every expense himself by working or teaching during vacations.  Coming to Rockville an entire stranger, and also with the draw-back that youth often proves in his profession, he has succeeded in building up a practice that is rapidly growing, and such a one as might be the pride of any physician, as it comes from many of the best families of Rockville.  Personally Dr. Winship's gentlemanly bearing and evidence of refinement have won for him a high position in society.  He is a physician who lends dignity to his profession.  Not in the history of the city has a young physician come in an entire stranger and so rapidly worked his way to the front.  The Doctor is a Congregationalist, and a member of the choir of the First Congregational Church at Rockville.  Fraternally he affiliates with the Foresters and the Modern Woodmen of America, both at Rockville, and professionally he holds membership in the Vermont State Medical Society, the Connecticut State Medical Society, and the Tolland County Medical Society.  He is a member of the Delta Chapter, of A.K.K., at Burlington, Vt.  His political sympathies are with the Republican party.

Dr. Winship was married Dec. 3, 1903, to Miss Bessie Morgan, granddaughter of the late Col. Morgan, of Glen Falls, New York.

Reproduced by:

Linda D. Pingel

 

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