Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     HARRY W. WENTWORTH, M. D.  For years the magnificent and health giving climate of Chelan has been known to the dwellers of that favored region, but it remained for Dr. Wentworth to open up for the benefit of those seeking health a sanitarium here.  In the spring of 1900 the doctor came hither to enjoy an outing amid the beauty that nature strewed with so lavish a hand when she set this gem of the Cascades.  No sooner had he discovered the rare opportunity here proffered than he at once set about establishing here a sanitarium, which is destined to become one of the favorite places for rest and recuperation in the northwest.  Away from the noise and commotion of the rushing, restless world, enveloped in the purest air that nature distils, surrounded by all the beauty her art can furnish, supplied with all the resources and delicacies of forest, stream and field, within easy access of the marts of the world, its location is unsurpassed.  The initial building is one of eighteen large airy rooms, surrounded with pleasant verandas and supplied with all the later appliances known to the medical science.  A complete set of surgical appliances, first-class electrical and X-ray apparatus, besides all accessories to make the institution both a perfect pleasure, rest and health resort are some of the equipment that Dr. Wentworth has supplied.  The institution indicates the man and it will be no surprise to our readers when we note the extensive research and training that have fitted Dr. Wentworth for the responsible position he is now holding.  After a liberal education in the classics and arts, he entered the Harvard Medical College, after which he attended the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, where he graduated.  Following this, Dr. Wentworth took post-graduate courses in Philadelphia, New York and Boston, and consumed six years in this important and interesting research.  Two years were then spent in practice at Chelsea, Massachusetts, after which he again spent some time in postgraduate work in one of the leading medical institutions of the land.  Dr. Wentworth is a specialist in ear, nose and throat diseases and ailments of a nervous character.  He is also especially skilled in gynecology as well as in diseases of children.  The vast fund of technical erudition the doctor has gained, besides, being naturally endowed with marked capabilities in addition to expertness and skill, makes him one of the most prominent and successful men of the medical fraternity in the northwest.  A detailed account of his early life will be interesting in this connection.
     Harry W. Wentworth was born in Boston on October 11, 1869, the son of Henry N. and Margaret (Hill) Wentworth, natives of Maine.  Sir William Wentworth landed in Massachusetts in 1828 and from him comes the family of our subject.  One of the family was governor in New Hampshire for twenty-five years, and the noted man of finances, "Long John" Wentworth, of Chicago, was another member of this prominent and leading family.  The parents now live at Chelsea, Masachusetts.  Mrs. Wentworth, who was Miss Hill, comes from one of the oldest American families and to them were given great tracts of land on the St. Croix river.  Our subject was reared in Boston and there received his literary education.  He has two brothers, Royal S. and Frank W., and two sisters, Ida M. and Alice.
     At Seattle, on March 30, 1901, Dr. Wentworth married Miss Lois, daughter of Orson and Rosamond (Duncan) Simmons, natives of Wisconsin and Montreal, respectively.  The father comes from a prominent New York family related to the Burrs, from whence sprang the famous Aaron Burr.  The Simmons are a leading family in Wisconsin.  Mr. and Mrs. Simmons are now residing in Seattle.  Mrs. Wentworth was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on July 20, 1884.  One child has been born to Dr. and Mrs. Wentworth, Mary M., on June 24, 1903.  Dr. Wentworth is prominent in fraternal affiliations, being a member of the A. F. & A. M., the R. A. M., the K. T., the K. of P., and the I. 0. 0. F.  Dr. Wentworth has recently purchased an additional thirty acres on Lake Chelan and will build a larger sanitarium.