Thomas J Henry

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THOMAS J. HENRY, M. D., physician and surgeon, was born in Apollo Nov. 3, 1858. His early education was secured in the public and select schools of Apollo and at Eldersridge Academy. Before taking up medical work he taught school in Apollo and was principal of the Franklin school at Conemaugh, Pa. Beginning the study of medicine under Dr. W. B. Ansley, he completed his course at the medical department of the University of Wooster, located in Cleveland, Ohio. Later he took a post-graduate course at the Philadelphia Polyclinic. In 1884 he settled in Penn Run, where he practiced three years. In 1887 he located in Apollo, where he yet continues in active practice. Dr. Henry belongs to the Armstrong County Medical Society and the Pennsylvania State Medical Society, and is a member of the American Medical Association. He is an official examiner for the United States Marine Corps. Fraternally he is a Mason, being connected with Blue Lodge No. 437. In politics he is a Republican. He has served on the council and school board several years, and is a director of the First National bank of this city. During his long practice Dr. Henry has been eminently successful and is justly regarded as one of the prosperous physicians in the locality.

Mrs. T. J. Henry, formerly Margaret J. Elder, was born in Parnassus, Westmoreland Co., Pa. She graduated from the State normal school at Indiana, Pa., in 1892, and taught school in Apollo for a number of years before he marriage. At present she is serving on the school board of Apollo, having been elected a director at the last election, November, 1913. She is the first woman to be elected to public office in Armstrong county. Mrs. Henry is a member of the Woman's Club of Kiskiminetas Valley and of Apollo Chapter No. 125, Order of the Eastern Star.

Source: Page(s) 552-553 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by Connie Mateer for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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