This post was contributed to the Crawford County Chapter of OGS by Kristina Stearley as part of the Florence Siefert Scrapbook in 2010.

The scrapbook is compiled from undated, unidentified newspaper clippings involving events in the lives of Crawford County citizens living in or having connections to New Washington, Tiro, Shelby, Sulphur Springs, Chatfield, Bucyrus, Ashland, Mansfield, and other areas. Only minimal spelling or punctuation corrections were made. Unreadable areas are shown by underlines, dots &/or question marks. This collection has been scanned, “optical character recognized” (OCR’d), proofed, then coded for HTML by volunteers of the Crawford County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Since the copies are not of the best quality errors may have been made. Please contact us if you find corrections needing to be made or can verify any missing dates which could be added.

Dr. R. L. Bidwell from Florence Siefert Scrapbook
Dr. R. L. Bidwell from Florence Siefert Scrapbook


Dr. R. L. Bidwell Victim Of Heart Attack In His Office. Stricken with a heart attack while he talked to a patient yesterday afternoon, Dr. Robinson Leroy Bidwell, 56, of 2449 Parkwood Avenue, prominent physician and surgeon, collapsed and died in his office in the Colton Building.
Mrs. Laura Lawrence and Mrs Florence Farley, employed in the office were at lunch at the time and the patient notified Miss Irene Inman, attendant in the office of Dr. Robert Heatley, in the same building. Miss Innan found Dr. Bidwell dead on the floor and notified his brother, Dr. P. J. Bidwell. Coroner William M. Shapiro said death was caused by a heart attack.
Specialist in SurgeryDr. Bidwell, a specialist in surgery, was a native of Madison County, O., where he was born April 18, 1884. He attended the schools of West Jefferson, O., and taught school in his home county for two years.
After scientific courses in Valparaiso, Ind., and a medical course in Starling Medical College, Columbus, Dr. Bidwell was graduated in 1908 and began his practice in Toledo.
Active in Masonic WorkHe took postgraduate work at Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital and the New York Postgraduate Hospital. Dr. Bidwell was active in the York and Scottish Rite branches of the Masonic order.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Caroline Bidwell and his brother. The body is in the Foth & Son Mortuary where services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.