The Valley of Heart's Delight

BIO- Pen Pictures

 One of the prominent young men of Mountain View, and a rising member of the medical profession, is Doctor Askam, the subject of this sketch. He is a native of Ohio, where his parents reside. His father, George Askam, has been a very active man in former years, and was an extensive dealer in stock, but now is living a more retired life. There are six children in the family, four sons and two daughters, of whom two sons are now practicing physicians of this State. O. P. Askam was raised on his father's farm, and received his literary education at the First Street Normal High School, Louisville Kentucky. When he was eighteen years of age he entered upon the study of medicine, under the preceptorship of his brother, Doctor H. F. Askam. When he was nineteen years old, he entered the Kentucky School of Medicine at Louisville, and graduated at that institution on the twenty-sixth day of June, 1884, after having passed a rigid examination conducted by members of the Faculty. Soon afterward he commenced the practice of his profession, and in course of time came to Mountain View, where he opened an office and has been one of the most successful physicians who has practiced in this locality.

The Doctor is a pleasant conversationalist, is congenial with his friends, and a citizen of high standing in the community. Although a young man, he is rapidly coming to the front as a physician. He has acquired a large and extensive practice, and is destined at no distant day to occupy a prominent position in the medical profession.

Doctor Askam is a member of the Santa Clara Medical Society, is a Knight Templar, belonging to the Chapter and Commandery of San Jose, and to the Blue Lodge of Mountain View. He is also a member of the Easter
n Star Lodge, a social order of Masonic nature, at San Jose, and of the A. O. U. W. of Mountain View.

{transcribers note---Dr. Askam married Elsie Rengstorff- see Ringstorff bio}

SOURCE:  Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H.S.
Foote.- Chicago:  The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.- Page 516-517 transcribed by Roena Wilson


SANTA CLARA COUNTY HISTORY- The Valley of Heart's Delight
July 22, 2005