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Dr Arthur Lemuel Gast
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1860
Death: Dec. 3, 1931

ARTHUR L. GAST, M. D., a prominent medical practitioner at Prospect, was born in Prospect township, Marion County, Ohio, December 7, 1860, and is a son of George and Margaret (Edelman) Gast. The father of Dr. Gast resides on his farm in Prospect township, at the age of 83 years. The mother died there May 11, 1904. They had six children, namely: Arthur L.,. Mary E., who married Dr. G. H. Masters; Emma E., who. married Dr. A. G. Dana; Evelyn, who married James Frank Wottring, cashier of the Peoples' Bank at Green Camp; Amelia, widow of S. D. Wyatt; and Ramon, who died young.
Arthur L. Gast was reared on his father's farm and was educated in the Prospect schools, graduating from the High School with credit. For two years he filled a clerical position in the store of John Landon, at Richwood, and then took a one-year course at Nelson's Business College, Cincinnati. Upon his return, he again clerked for Mr. Landon, and then embarked in a grocery business at Prospect, first under the firm name of Slemmons & Gast and later as A. L. Gast & Company. After disposing of this business, Mr. Gast went to Kearney, Nebraska, where he remained two years as bookkeeper for the C. B. Finch department store. , Upon his return to Ohio, he entered the Columbus Medical College, where he spent one term, and spent also one term at Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York, after which he returned to, the Columbus Medical College, where he was graduated in 1892. Dr. Gast located at Prospect where he has been in continuous practice ever since with the exception of the year 1899, when he was taking a post-graduate course at the Northwestern University. On January 26, 1896, Dr. Gast was married to Anna E. Young, who was born at Marion, Ohio, and they have two children, Winnifred and Theo, the former of whom is attending school at Delaware. Dr. Gast and family belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Fraternally he is connected with the Knights of Pythias lodge at Prospect.

Source: Marion county, Ohio - 1907 History - Biographies 
Family links: 
  George Gast (1823 - 1913)
  Margaret Edelman Gast (1841 - 1904)
  Anna Elizabeth Young Gast (1866 - 1953)
  Winifred Gast Schaeffer (1887 - 1969)*
  Theo M Gast Powell (1888 - 1974)*
  Arthur Lemuel Gast (1860 - 1931)
  Mary Elizabeth Gast Masters (1861 - 1942)*
  Evaline Edith Gast Wottring (1865 - 1903)*
  Abigail Amelia "Millie" Gast Wyatt (1867 - 1950)*
  Emma Lucretia Gast Dana (1869 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Child: Mrs. E.K. Powell
Prospect Cemetery
Marion County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Lot - 615 - Section - 2
Created by: Becky Jacobs
Record added: Jul 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39593114
Dr Arthur Lemuel Gast
Added by: Becky Jacobs
Dr Arthur Lemuel Gast
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