William F. Matson and Joseph Shields Family Papers

1874-1877, 1899, 1920
The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.76
Creator(s)
Matson and Shields Family
Physical description
0.06 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
William F. Matson and Joseph Shields Family Papers (CD 01.76), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
Laupus Library History Collections
Access
No restictions

Collection contains schedules of lectures from Cleveland Medical College, photographs of Dr. J. Shields and his office in Pittsburgh, PA, and obituary.


Biographical/historical information

Joseph Shields was born 15 December 1827 in Indiana County, Pennsylvania and died 11 August 1899 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. At an early age he entered the office of Dr. S.G. Berryhill, at Plumville, as a student of medicine. He attended Cleveland Medical College in the 1850s and graduated in 1855. Shields first practiced medicine in Perrysville, remaining there nine years and then in 1864, moved to Punxsutawney. He married Margaret Lewis and had two children: Floranna "Fannie," who married Dr. W.F. Matson, and Joseph, who became the proprietor of the drug store his father formerly owned.

William Ferguson Matson was born 15 September 1855 to James and Harriet (Potter) Matson. He married Floranna Shields, daughter of Dr. Joseph and Margaret (Lewis) Shields, in 1886 and they had Ethel (Steim) and Joseph Shields Matson. He attended Cleveland Medical College in the 1870s. Matson died 8 March 1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Scope and arrangement

Collection contains schedules of lectures from Cleveland Medical College, photographs of Dr. J. Shields and his office in Pittsburgh, PA, and obituary.


Administrative information
Custodial History

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Source of acquisition

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Processing information

Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 2015

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Language of material

English

Container list
Box 1 Folder 1 William F. Matson and Joseph Shields Family Papers, 1847-1877, 1899, 1920