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