The fourth Cushing in direct line to pursue a medical career with distinction is Harvey Williams. His great-grandfather, David Cushing, had practiced medicine in Berkshire Co., Mass. His grandfather, Erastus, after graduating from the Berkshire Medical College in 1824, had moved west in search of a less rigorous climate and settled in Cleveland. The eldest of the sons of Erastus, Henry Kirke Cushing, was graduated in medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. Henry returned to Cleveland to help his father with his practice and in time was elected to the chair of obstetrics and gynecology at the local university of the Western Reserve. After his return to Cleveland he married Betsey Williams of that city. The Williams family had also migrated from Connecticut at a time when Cleveland was only a village on the Cuyahoga River. They had settled in the district known as the Western Reserve of Connecticut, later
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