From: West Virginians
Published by The West Virginia Biographical Association, 1928

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.

     Dr. W. A. Quimby, roentgenologist, was born in Wheeling, August 19, 1881, son of Charles H. and Sarah (Baker) Quimby. His mother is descended from one of the earliest and best-known pioneer families of the Middle West, her father and Col. Samuel Baker, the prominent Ohio leader, were brothers. Their father had many notable experiences in pioneer times, among them that of capture by an Indian tribe, which held him prisoner three years, after which he was exchanged to the British forces and set free. Dr. Quimby great grandson of this interesting personality, was educated in Wheeling public schools, Linsly Institute, University of West Virginia and Ohio State University. He took his medical degree at the latter institution in 1908. After graduation he was house physician in the Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, in 1908 and 1909. He has been a specialist in X-ray and radium practice, with offices in Wheeling, for more than a decade. Dr. Quimby began to concentrate on this difficult specialty in 1915, in New York City, and was successful there, but returned to his native city in 1917. His offices are in the Central Union Trust Building.
     Dr. Quimby is a member of the Methodist Church, Masons (Scottish Rite and Shrine), Kiwanis Club and Fort Henry Club. He is also a member of the Ohio County (West Virginia) Medical Society, West Virginia Medical Society, American Medical Association, American X-ray Society and Radiological Society of North America.
     He was married, in 1913, to Miss Helen Dunlevy Sprott. Dr. and Mrs. Quimby have their residence at Lenox, Wheeling, W. Va.