Janet Newhauser Taylor, D.O.

Janet was sometimes called Jennie in her childhood. Her mother’s name was listed as Jennie on some documents although her legal name may have been Jane or Jannette. Janet had…

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Marguerite de Dardine Petroff

The modern title of “medical doctor” applies to one who is academically trained and credentialed to practice medicine. In years past it was often used to describe any person who…

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Hugh Douglas McLean, M.D.

Hugh was the last child born in a large Irish family and was the only one born after the McLeans left their homeland and settled in Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania in…

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David Eric Harmon, M.D.

Chicago was where David was born but Philadelphia was where he grew up with three younger brothers. Friends and family called him Rick. As a student at Overbrook High School…

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Evelyn Hope George

Home for the George family in the early 1900s was New Castle, Pennsylvania, close to the Ohio border near Youngstown. It was a one-industry town, and Evelyn’s father worked at…

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Mary A. Brady

This four-word epitaph, Volunteer Civil War Nurse, does well on the surface to summarize this person’s great achievement. Before looking closer at her life, two other women of the Antebellum…

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Sarah Annabel Smith

There have always been quite a few people named John Smith in Philadelphia. One of them, with his wife Margaret, had three boys by the time their only daughter was…

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Percival E. Loder, M.D., D.D.S.

Fans of “Trivial Pursuit” could create an interesting game using details uncovered about Percival’s family. One reason would be the size of the family, since he had 11 siblings, and…

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Vanroom Robin Tindall, M.D.

A father and son in the same business is a tradition as old as history itself, passing one’s vocation to the next generation. The most common example is farming, but…

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