Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Tioga County PA 1899
1899 Population, Tioga County PA
Willard G. Lent of Wellsboro

Photo: Dr. Willard Lent
Township: Wellsboro , Tioga County PA
Photo Submitted Elinor Asdell
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Here is a picture of my grandfather - Dr. Willard G. Lent taken about 1900- and also a picture of him with the family - My grandma Annie Louise Gisin, my mother- Dorothy - and her two brothers Richard and Howard.  (Howard is the baby)  This picture was taken about 1912.
Subj: Wellsboro -Tioga Co -
Date: 07/17/2003 11:24:19 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Grandma)

The following is about my grandfather Willard G. Lent, M.D.  He died in the flu epidemic of 1918, caught while treating his patients for the flu - - He is buried in Tioga County Cemetery, Wellsboro.

Elinor Asdell
Vancouver, WA

Dr. Lent received his early  education in the public schools, the high school in Wellsboro, PA and later the Normal School in Mansfield, PA.  He then studied for one year at Cornell University at Ithaca, NY and then became the principal of the school at Morris Run in which position he held for three years at the end of which he entered Jefferson Medical College from which he graduated in 1891.  He commenced his practice as physician for the Berwind-White Coal Company in Jefferson County remaining with them for four years and in 1895 settled in Wellsboro where he practiced his profession during the next four years and then moved to Scranton, PA, remaining there for four years.  He then took up post-graduate courses in Philadelphia and in New York City and in 1904 returned to Wellsboro and established and erected the "Forest Lawn Sanitarium" of which  under his direction and management became most favorable and widely known throughout the country.  He was a Republican in politics, and a Methodist in religion.  He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, The Independent Order of Odd Fellows, The Knights of Maccabees and the Modern Woodmen of America.

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 18 AUG  2003
By Joyce M. Tice

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