GEORGE W. PIRTLE, M. D.-Dr. George W. Pirtle, a practicing physician at Carlisle, Indiana, is a native of Haddon township, Sullivan county, Indiana, and was born two miles north of Carlisle, November 17, 1868, son of James W. and Mary A. (Cron) Pirtle. The father was also born in Haddon township in August, 1837, and died December 31, 1904. The mother was born in Knox county, Indiana, and died in Carlisle in the spring of 1906. The Pirtles are of an English family who came from England in 1635, two brothers settling in Virginia and from them this branch of the family have all descended. The grandfather, Alfred Pirtle, was born in Sullivan county, and his father, George Pirtle, the doctor's great-grandfather, was born in Kentucky, coming to Sullivan county among the pioneer settlers of this part of Indiana. James W. Pirtle, father of George W., was a farmer and also operated a saw-mill. Politically, he was a Democrat. His children were as follows: Dr. George W.; Charles, a resident of Hamilton township, Sullivan county; Jacob, who resides on the old Pirtle homestead and Edward, a resident of Paxton, Indiana. The doctor's mother was twice married, first to James Stipe, who died in the Civil war, at Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dr. Pirtle was educated in the common schools of his native country and then entered the Lake Forest University, Lake Forest, Illinois. Subsequently, he graduated from that most excellent educational institution, Rush Medical College of Chicago, with the class of 1890. In the spring of that year he began active practice of medicine at Carlisle, Indiana, where he has not missed a day's practice since he first opened an office, eighteen years ago, aside from the time spent at the medical societies. He is a member of the Medical Society of Sullivan County; the Indiana State Medical Society and American Medical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D. C., becoming a member of the last named in 1895. He takes much interest in fraternal matters, and belongs to Carlisle Lodge No. 3, F. & A. M., the chapter and council at Sullivan, and also belongs to the Modern Woodmen of America.

He was united in marriage October 18, 1891, to Belle Julian, born in Indiana, December 23, 1867, daughter of Rev. B. F. Julian, now retired at Hymera, Indiana. Mrs. Pirtle is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. They are the parents of one son, J. Julian Pirtle, born July 12, 1896.