Stanton Trimble

Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
Valerie & Tommy Crook
November 26, 1999

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.,
Chicago and New York, Volume III,
pg. 314-315

STANTON TRIMBLE, M. D. The physician and surgeon of
today not only is a highly trained individual whose every
faculty has been brought to the highest perfection, but also
one whose broad experience with people and affairs enables
him to act with the efficiency of a really high-grade man,
and to energize those with whom he comes into contact. The
practical physician does not work for spectacular results,
but for sane, sound, progress, not only in his profession but
in other directions. One of the men of Braxton County
who stands high among the physicians and surgeons of this
class is Dr. Stanton Trible, who has been engaged in prac-
tice at Burnsville since 1914.

Doctor Trimble was born in Barbour County, West Vir-
ginia, August 24, 1882, a son of John A. and Euphiasia E.
(Young) Trimble. John A. Trimble was born in 1848 in
Barbour County, where he received his education and was
reared as a farmer’s son, and as a young man went to
Harrison County, where he met Miss Young, a native of that
county, born in 1849, who, like her husband, had enjoyed
a rural school education. Following their marriage they
went to Barbour County, where they settled down to agricul-
tural pursuits, and through industry and good management
became prosperous in this world’s goods, being the owners
of 300 acres of well-cultivated and highly improved farm-
ing land. After a long and honorable career John A.
Trimble died on his farm, where his widow still makes her
home in advanced age. She is a member of the Presby-
terian Church and is highly esteemed for her many admir-
able qualities of mind and heart. Mr. Trimble was a stanch
republican in politics, and for some years served in the
capacity of postmaster at Pepper, West Virginia. They
were the parents of six children, of whom five are living in
1922: Camden, an agriculturist of Barbour County; Huff-
man, who is also carrying on agricultural operations in that
county; Daisy, the widow of Dr. Erlo Kennedy; Dr. Stan-
ton, of this notice; and Voie E., the wife of Clarence House.
Ida May died January 9, 1918.

Stanton Trimble passed his boyhood on the home farm in
much the same manner as other farmers’ sons of his day
and locality, receiving his early education at the rural
schoolhouse. He had no inclination, however, to pass his
life in agricultural pursuits, early deciding upon a profes-
sional career, and accordingly was sent to the State Normal
School at Fairmont for his preparatory work. Completing
the course there satisfactorily, he then entered upon his
professional studies at the Baltimore Medical College, Balti-
more, Maryland, from which he was duly graduated as a
member of the class of 1908, receiving the. degree of Doctor
of Medicine. Doctor Trimble’s first field of professional
work was at Kremling, Colorado, but after eight months in
that community he returned to West Virginia and opened an
office at Oriando, where he remained from 1909 until 1914.
In the latter year he settled at Burnsville, where be has
since succeeded in building up a large, lucrative and repre-
sentative practice. He possesses ability and sympathy, and
has gained the confidence and good will of the people of
his community and the respect and esteem of his professional
associates. Doctor Trimble belongs to the various organiza-
tions of his profession, including the American Medical
Association, and has maintained throughout his entire career
a high standard of ethics and honorable practice. In poli-
tics he supports the principles and candidates of the repub-
lican party. His fraternal affiliation is with Orlando Lodge
of the Odd Fellows order.

In 1910 Doctor Trimble was united in marriage with Miss
Callie Stout, who was born at Bridgeport, Harrison County,
West Virginia, and educated in the public schools, and they
are the parents of two children: Stanton C., who was born
June 26, 1913; and Mary E., born July 13, 1919.