George J. Charlesworth, M. D., one of the prominent professional men of Riverside, who is a Canadian by birth, dating that event at Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, in 1858. His parents, George and Ann (Scott) Charlesworth, were natives of Yorkshire, England, who immigrated to Canada about 1833. His father was a prominent civil engineer, employed in the engineer department in the construction of the Great Western Railway and other works. Dr. Charlesworth was given the advantages of a good schooling, closing his classical studies in Toronto.
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At the age of twenty years, he entered upon his medical studies at the Trinity University, at Toronto, and graduated from the medical department of that institution in 1883. In that year he went to England, and entered the hospitals of London for study and surgery practice. He devoted a year to that, and entered the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Scotland. He graduated and received his diploma from that college in 1885. In the summer of that year he returned to Canada, and entered upon the practice of his profession. After some months spent in Canada, Dr. Charlesworth decided to try his fortunes in the United States, and located at Lexington, Nebraska. There he soon gained a successful and lucrative practice, but his failing health admonished him of the necessity of seeking a more congenial climate, and in May, 1888, he came to Southern California and established his residence in Riverside. Upon his arrival the Doctor opened his office in the Dyer block, on Main Street. His constantly increasing practice well attests his skill as a physician and surgeon, and his popularity as a citizen. He is a thoroughly educated gentleman, and a graduate of the higher schools of medicine and surgery in Canada and Great Britain, and well merits the confidence given him by the community. He is a member of the Episcopal Church, of Riverside, and also a member of the Masonic order, affiliating with the Thistle Lodge, of Lexington, Nebraska. The Doctor was married in 1885, wedding Miss Alice Bradberry, a native of Canada. There are two bright children from this marriage: Edith and Frederick.