J.W. Edward Bitter M.D.
- Born: 4 Apr 1863, Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois
- Marriage: Joanna Luella Beatty in 1886
From the book: Quincy and Adams Co.:
Dr. J. W. Edward Bitter, born April 4, 1863, attended St. Jacobi Parochial School (St. James), then Franklin School, at that time the high school of Quincy, going through all the different grades. He later learned stone cntting, but later decidcd to becomc a member of the medical profession, and entered Chaddock College, then attended Quincy College of Medicine, from which he graduated. Later he took a course m the Philadelphia Polycliiiic and ?rraduat'-d in November, 1898. Since that time he has been practicing medicine in Quincy.
Dr. Bitter in 1886 married Joanna Luella Beatty, of ^laysville, ^lis.souri. Their sons are: Arthur Bitter, wlio was a graduate of Columhia University, Columhia, Missouri, then took a regular course in the medical department of the Pennsylvania State University, from wliich he graduated: Stilton Bitter, a graduate of Quincy High School. The daughters of Dr. J. W. Edward and Joanna Luella (Beatty) Bitter are: Eleanor: Lauia. wife of Percy C. Henrj': Florence, nurse in Blessing llosi)ital: and .\\gnes at home. The other children of John Henry and Anna (Menke) Bitter are: Henry Bitter, who for a number of years was mail carrier; Lina, wife of Gerhard Arends, vice president Quincy National Bank: Miiuia, wife of Henry P. Behrensmeyer, artist penman, and principal of normal penmanship department. Gem City Business College, Quincy; and Lydia. wife of AViJltur McKiin, St. Louis.
J.W. married Joanna Luella Beatty in 1886. (Joanna Luella Beatty was born about 1865 in Maysville, DeKalb Co., Missouri.)