Dr. W.R. Agricola
Celebrated His 100th Birthday on October 6, 2012

A Few Timeline Items

June 23, 1940
Dr. Roy Hildebrand Will Spend Year at Cleveland Hospital

Dr. Roy Hildebrand, North College Street, announced Saturday that he will leave June 30 for Cleveland to serve as resident surgeon in ear, nose and throat work at the Cleveland city hospital.

He will be succeeded at the Newcomerstown Emergency Hospital, Cross Street, by Dr. W.R. Agricola, Baltic. Dr. Agricola was graduated from Western Reserve University, Cleveland, and the School of Medicine in Cleveland. He served two internships consisting of one year each in the St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown, and the Youngstown City Hospital.

Mrs. Hildebrand and children will join Dr. Hildebrand in Cleveland at a later date. Dr. Hildebrand's appointment with the Cleveland Hospital is for one year, following which, he said, he plans to return to the Newcomerstown Emergency Hospital.

June 26, 1940
Assumes Practice of Dr. Hildebrand

Dr. W.R. Agricola, son of Rev. and Mrs. E. Agricola, Baltic, will take over the practice of Dr. Roy D. Hildebrand and operate the Newcomerstown Emergency Hospital when Dr. Hildebrand leaves Sunday to become resident surgeon at Cleveland City Hospital. Dr. Hildebrand expects to return to Newcomerstown in 12 months.

Dr. Agricola, a graduate of Western Reserve University, served his internship at two Youngstown hospitals.

July 01, 1940
New Doctor Arrives

Dr. W.R. Agricola, Baltic, arrived Saturday to succeed Dr. Roy Hildebrand at the Newcomerstown Emergency Hospital. Dr. Hildebrand left Sunday to assume a post as surgeon in ear, nose and throat work at the Cleveland City Hospital.

November 08, 1940
Hildebrand / Agricola

Dr. Roy Hildebrand, who formerly practiced here, and who has been assistant resident physician in ear, nose and throat diseases at Cleveland City Hospital, has been promoted to head of the department.

Dr. Hildebrand had served nearly on year in his capacity as assistant at the institution. Prior to his connection with the hospital, the physician operated the Newcomerstown Emergency Hospital on Cross Street, which now is in charge of Dr. W.R. Agricola.

Mrs. Hildebrand and children will continue to reside on North College Street for the present.

July 03, 1941
Doctor Moves

Dr. W.R. Agricola, who has been living in the Hildebrand house on Cross Street, moved today to 131 Neighbor Street. Dr. Agricola will continue to maintain offices at the Newcomerstown Emergency Hospital on Cross Street.

July 24, 1941
Miss Virginia Berry and Dr. Agricola Are Wed

In a quiet wedding ceremony performed yesterday evening at six o'clock at the Berry home on North Cross Street, Miss Virginia Berry became the bride of Dr. W.R. Agricola, son of Rev. and Mrs. E. Agricola of Baltic.

The single-ring service was in charge of he bridegroom's father and took place in the presence of members of the immediate family and friends in the living room. Miss Berry wore a blue crepe dress and her accessories were white. Her shoulder corsage was composed of Starlight roses. The bride's mother as attired in a blue lace dress and her accessories were eggshell. Both Mrs. Berry and Mrs. Agricola wore corsages of Johannahill roses.

Immediately after the ceremony the group was served lunch on the lawn, following which the bride and groom left for a wedding trip through the eastern states. They will make their home at 314 Cross Street upon their return. Dr. Agricola is in charge of the Newcomerstown Emergency Hospital on Cross Street.

Miss Berry was graduated from Newcomerstown High School and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Dr. Agricola was graduated from Baltic High School, Wooster College and Western Reserve University Medical School. He has been practicing in Newcomerstown for the year and a half.

Out-of-town guests at the wedding included Mr. and Mrs. E. Arndt, St. Louis, MO; Rev. and Mrs. George Shurtz, Orange, OH; Miss Kathleen Cox, Fremont, OH; Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Russell, Loganport, IN; Mrs. Paul Carte, Charleston, WV; Mrs. Ralph Windsor and Misses Lucille and Elma Smith, Chester, OH; Dr. and Mrs. C.W. MacGavran and Dr. and Mrs. M.V. Sheets, Columbus, OH; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heintz, St. Louis, MO; and Mr. and Mrs. A.I. Watts, Zanesville, OH.