Ralph F. Koons, M. D.
The personnel of the medical profession at El Reno contains several
men of the highest rank as physicians and surgeons, and one of them
is Dr. Ralph F. Koons, who has practiced in that city for a dozen
years or more and is prominent both in his chosen calling and as a
Ralph F. Koons is a
native of Pennsylvania, born at New Columbus January 6, 1876, and is
of the typical Pennsylvania Dutch lineage. His parents were John R.
and Cecelia Clarissa (Courtright) Koons. His father was born in
Pennsylvania and his mother in New York, and they reared three sons.
The father was for many years a paper maker, and the home of the
family was at Huntington Mills, Pennsylvania.
In that village
Doctor Koons was reared, and graduated from Bucknell University with
the degrees M. A. and Ph. D. He is a graduate in medicine from the
University of Michigan, obtaining his degree Doctor of Medicine in
1901, after which for one year he was an interne in the Marine
Hospital at Cleveland, Ohio. Doctor Koons in 1902 located at El Reno,
and almost from the first has enjoyed particular prestige as a
physician. He is an able physician and is also a scholarly gentleman.
Doctor Koons is a
member of the Canadian County Medical Society, in which he has been
honored by all the offices, and he is also a member of the State
Medical Society and the American Medical Association. His fraternal
affiliations are with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks,
the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and his church is the Baptist. In 1904
Doctor Koons married Miss Maude A. Conklin.