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 citizen.
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.