JESSE H. KING, M. D., one of the active and progressive young physicians of Worthington and the western part
of the county, is a son of John and Christina (Wolf) King, and was born at Cochran's Mills, in Armstrong county,
Pennsylvania, November 30, 1861. The King family is of German descent, and John King, Sr. (grandfather), was a
native of Armstrong county, where he engaged in farming until his death, One of his sons, John King (father), was
born in 1817, in Armstrong county, where he has always resided. He is a farmer and raises some stock and quite
a number of horses. He is a republican in politics, a deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran church, of which both
he and his wife are esteemed members, and is a man who attends strictly to his own business affairs. He married
Christina Wolf, who was born in Armstrong county in 1822, and is a daughter of a Mr. Wolf, who was a prosperous
farmer and well respected citizen.
Jesse H. King was reared on his father's farm, and received his literary education in the common schools, New York
High school and Theil college, in Mercer county. Leaving school, he sttidied medicine under Dr. J. W. McKee, at
Cochran's Mills, and after completing the required course of reading, he entered the western Pennsylvania Medical
college, of Pittsburgh, from which be was graduated in the class of 1887. In August of that year he came to Worthington,
where he has been successful in gaining a good practice, which promises to become large and extensive at no distant
day in the future.
Dr. King is a member of the alumni association of the Western Pennsylvania Medical college, and in politics supports
the Republican party. Soon after coming to Worthington he was elected auditor of the borough, which position he
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