Of such magnitude was the Rev. Dr. Mason Wiley Pressly, a fiery Presbyterian minister from Coddle Creek, N. C. with degrees from Erskine College and Princeton Theological Seminary along with honors m literary composition and oratory. He was about to spouse osteopathic therapeutics as a second profession. Dr. Pressly at age 39 would receive his D.O. degree shortly after making the compact with his younger partner, Oscar John Snyder, who at 31 would finish a year later at the Northern Institute of Osteopathy with the class of 1899.
A death notice was published in the Charlotte [NC] Observer on 20 September 1904, for Mrs. Annie Worth Pressly, who died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a niece of the late Governor Worth.
Olive Rupertus was a 1904 graduate of the Osteopathic College in Philadelphia, PA.
United States Census, 1910
residence: Clementon, Camden, New Jersey
Mason W Pressley M 45y
spouse Olive Pressley F 29y
child Jeanne R Pressley F 4y
child Veatrice Pressley F 1y 2m
child Caroline H Pressley F 21y
child Martha Pressley F 18y
Angeline Mayfield F 17y
PRESSLY, Mason Wylie, clergyman, author; b. Coddle Creek. Cabar-
rus Co.. N.C.. July 24. 1859; s. John Ebenezer (D.D.) and Martha (Sherrard) m. Annie Clarkson Worth, of Asheville, N.C.,Dec. 21. 1884; children— Mason Wylie Jr., Fred Arthur (dec), Caroline