George Hustead Brownfield

Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
December 15, 1999

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.,
Chicago and New York, Volume II

pg 198

George Hustead Brownfield, M. D., a representative physician and citizen of
Fairmont, Marion County maintains his residence and office at the old
homestead where he was born, on Main Street, his birth having occurred March
31, 1871. His father, the late Dr. James Hustead Brownfield, was long one
of the leading physicians and surgeons at Fairmont.

Doctor Brownfield gained his early education in the public schools of his
native city, and thereafter was for four years a student in the University of
West Virginia, where he passed two years in the literary department and two
in the medical department. In 1898 he was graduated from the College of
Physicians and Surgeons in the City of Baltimore, Maryland, and in the same
year became surgeon for the Murray Mines, three in number in Marion County.
He continued his professional service in this connection nine years, and in
the meanwhile, in 1903, again became a resident of Fairmont, where he was
associated in practice with his father until the latter’s death and where he
has since continued his substantial and representative general practice, his
service as surgeon with the mining company having continued until 1907. He
is now retained as physician and surgeon to two of the largest mines of the
Consolidated Coal Company. He is a member of the Marion County and State
Medical societies, the Southern Medical Association and the American Medical
Association. His Masonic affiliations are with the Fairmont Blue Lodge,
Chapter and Commandery of the York Rite, and he has received the
thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite, besides being affiliated with
Osiris Temple of the Mystic Shrine at Wheeling. He holds membership in the
Fairmont Lodge of Elks and the Fairmont Country Club. He and his wife are
members of the Baptist Church. The Doctor married Ida L., a daughter of
Allison Bartlett, of Harrison County. They have no children.