B. W. McKee, M.D.
B. W. McKEE, M. D.. physician and surgeon. Tiro; was born in Wayne Co., Ohio. in 1840.. He is a son of John and Margaret (Wallace) McKee, who were the parents of eleven children-James. Margaret, Robert, B. W., Thomas B., William A., Mary, John, and three others that died in infancy without names. James is practicing medicine at Des Moines, Iowa: Margaret married a Mr. Neeley and lives in Adair Co., Iowa: Robert died frown disease contracted while in his country's service: Thomas is the present minister of the United Presbyterian Church at De Kalb; William is in Wooster; Mary is in Richland Co., Ohio. the wife of J. W. Dougal, and John is in Wayne Co. Our subject passed his youth on the farm and going to school. He commenced the study of medicine April 1865, under the instructions of his brother James, and afterward under Prof. Firestone, who has now charge of the Insane Asylum at Columbus. He commenced attending medical lectures at Cleveland, in 1869, where he continued steadily until his graduation, which was in 1870. On the 16th of June 1870, he was united in marriage with Ruvilla Weirich, daughter of Christian and Adaline (Miller) Weirich, and by her had two children. the first of whom died in infancy without a name and the one living is Cruveilhier W., born April 15, 1875. Dr. McKee first located in Northfield, and after one year moved to DeKalb, where he remained eight years, and at the expiration of that time removed to Tiro, where he has ever since resided. His grandfather, Robert and brother, Logan McKee, came from Ireland to America the year before the war of Independence began. Logan was among those who gave his life in defense of his adopted country. Dr. McKee and his brothers, James, Robert and Thomas, served faithfully in the war of the rebellion. Mrs. McKee was born Oct. 9, 1848. The Doctor is an excellent physician, and he has a large and lucrative practice. which keeps him busily engaged.
From History of Crawford County and Ohio by Baskin & Battey, Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1881