WARD C. ZELLER, M. D.
Ward C. Zeller, M. D., a specialist in diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat, of Visalia, California, was born
in Darke county, Ohio, March 5, 1874. In his boyhood he attended the schools of Versailles and Bradford, Ohio,
and in the state of Kentucky. After graduating from the Christiansburg, Ohio, high school, he enrolled as a student
in the Ohio Northern University at Ada. His preliminary medical studies were pursued under the preceptorship of
his father, who was a practicing physician, and when twenty one years of age he received the degree of M. D. from
the Ohio Medical University at Columbus. His first practice was at St. Paris, Champaign county, Ohio, but later
he was associated with his brother in practice at Union City, Indiana.
Deciding to become an eye, ear, nose and throat specialist, he took a postgraduate course in Chicago, after which
he was for some time connected with some of the leading hospitals of New York city. When the United States entered
the World war in the spring of 1917 Dr. Zeller entered the United States Medical Corps with the rank of first lieutenant
and was stationed at Camp Merritt, New Jersey. After the war he was in charge of a hospital in Minnesota until
late in 1919, when he came to California. His first act after coming to California was to do operative work in
the clinic at the University of California at San Francisco, and in 1920 he located in Visalia, where he is active
in his practice.
On January 30, 1913, Dr. Zeller was married to Miss Edith Overpack, who was born in Portland, Indiana, and they
have a daughter: Elizabeth B. Mrs. Zeller is active in the work of the women's clubs of Visalia and participates
in many of the local civic affairs. Dr. Zeller is a member of the Tulare County and the California State Medical
Associations, and a fellow of the American Medical Association. While in Ohio he was made a life member of the
Greenville Lodge, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He is also a member of the American Legion, the Forty and
Eight, the Visalia Rotary Club and the Visalia Golf Club.
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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