A. M. Ruhl, M. D. Settling in Oklahoma during its
early formative period, in February, 1890, Doctor Ruhl has grown up
with the state. While it was poor, he was poor; and when Oklahoma had
reached a stage of commendable commercial and industrial standing, he
himself, after struggling with persistent energy, had built up a
successful and profitable practice and had taken a high stand among
the young physicians of the state. Dr. Ruhl has practiced at Edmond
for the past fifteen years.
He was born at
Pekin, Illinois, February 15, 1876, a son of Dr. Noah B.
and Elizabeth (Dickey) Ruhl. His father, now a resident of Ardmore,
Oklahoma, was for a number of years a pharmacist in Pekin and Peoria,
Illinois. Later he attended the Hahnemann Medical College of Chicago,
and in 1895 graduated from the Kansas City Homeopathic Medical
College. He soon afterward located in Edmond, Oklahoma, and enjoyed a
good practice in that community, beginning twenty years ago. His
wife, Elizabeth Dickey, was a native of Scotland, and her parents
first settled in the United States at Fort Wayne, Indiana, where
members of the family assisted in establishing the Fort Wayne Iron
Works. Doctor Ruhl has a brother and two sisters, William D., a
bookkeeper in Avon, Illinois; Mrs. Agnes Hodley, formerly a teacher
in Oklahoma, and now the wife of a grain merchant at Lafayette,
Illinois; and another sister is the wife of a master mechanic at
Doctor Ruhl attended
the public schools of Illinois, later spending two years in the
Central State Normal School at Edmond, and left that institution with
high grades to pursue the study of medicine. He was graduated in 1900
from the Kansas City Homeopathic Medical College, and in the same
year began practice in Edmond. He is a consistent student of medical
literature and keeps abreast of the progressive times in medical
science, and has one of the best equipped offices in the state. He is
a member of the State Homeopathic Medical Society and of the American
Institute of Homeopathy. He is also affiliated with Edmond Lodge No.
37, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and with the Independent Order
of Odd Fellows, Lodge No. 12.
Doctor Ruhl was
married in 1901 at Edmond to Miss Edith Snyder, whose father was a
pioneer miller of Edmond. They have one child, Floranna Margaret.