Fayette County Genealogy Project

Contributor: Sue Clement <sneirish at comcast.net>

One of the best known and successful of the younger physicians of Fayette County is James Emmett Van Gilder. He was born at Morgantown, W. VA., September 9, 1889.
After graduating from the Uniontown High School he entered the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia from which he graduated in 1912. After serving as interne in the St. Vincents Hospital of New York City during 1912 and 1913 he returned to Uniontown, Pa., and entered general practice. From 1916 until 1919, inclusive, he served as a member of the Uniontown Board of Health. During the World War he was a member of the Council of National Defense, medical section, and secretary of the Medical Advisory Board.
Dr. Van Gilder at the present time is engaged in the private practice of medicine, is a member of the staff of the Uniontown Hospital and is actively identified with the Fayette County Medical Society, the Pennsylvania State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. He is also a member of the Country Club and the Gallatin Club of Uniontown.
On January 5, 1917, he was married to Miss Angela Cole and there are two boys: James E., Jr., and John F.
His residence address is Bellwood Circle and his offices are located at 82 West Fayette Street.

Western Pennsylvanians, a Work for Newspaper and Library Reference, Charles Alexander Rook, Editor-in-Chief, Published by the Western Pennsylvania Biographical Association, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1923


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