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From: "Candace Roth" <>
Subject: Robert O. CRIST, M.D.
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2004 10:1:24 -0400
"History of Bedford & Somerset Counties, PA" v.3; Bedford County by E.
Howard Blackburn; Somerset County by William H. Welfley; Lewis Pub. Co.,
NY/Chicago 1906; pg. 232
"Robert O. CRIST, M.D.
Dr. Robert O. Crist, of Boswell, was born September 16, 1878, at Harper's
Ferry, West Virginia, and is the son of the Rev. G. W. Crist, who was born
April 17, 1848, in Perry county, Pennsylvania. He received his literary
education and the training for his profession as a minister of the Lutheran
church at Gettysburg College and Theological Seminary. From 1888 to 1895
he had charge of the Jennerstown congregation, including Mount Zion, St.
James and Stanton's Mills. Rev. Crist married Anna B. Orr, born February
10, 1851, in Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania, granddaughter of Hugh
Alexander, a representative of an old Virginia family, who came to
Pennsylvania about 1790 and settled in Clearfield county.
Dr. Robert O. Crist, son of G. W. and Anna B. (Orr) Crist, laid the
foundation of his education in the common schools and spring normal schools
of Somerset county, afterward attending the Millersville State Normal
School. He received his medical education in the University of Maryland.
During the Spanish-American war he enlisted in the army as a member of the
hospital corps department and served ten months, being mustered out
February 28, 1899. In 1903 he returned to Somerset county and settled at
Boswell, where he has since been engaged in the active practice of his
Dr. Crist married, May 14, 1903, at Ridgely, Maryland, Bessie McDougall
Sinclair, who received her education in the high schools and the Peabody
Institute of Baltimore, subsequently studying at the New England
Conservatory of Music, Boston. Mrs. Crist's parents are residents of
--- Candace Roth
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