Philadelphia County PA

Philadelphia County PA, is steeped in the foundational history of the United States, offering a vivid tableau of urban development, historical milestones, and geographical uniqueness. Established on October 27, 1682, by William Penn, an English Quaker and advocate for religious freedom, Philadelphia County is one of the original counties created by Penn in his Pennsylvania colony. It is unique in that the city of Philadelphia, which serves as the county seat, is coterminous with the county itself, meaning the city and county share the same geographical boundaries and government, a result of the city-county consolidation in 1854. This area is not just the heart of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania but also historically recognized as the birthplace of the United States, where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were signed. Geographically, it is situated along the Delaware River, providing a critical port and contributing to Philadelphia’s emergence as a major economic and cultural center during the colonial period and early years of the nation. Philadelphia County’s creation, development, and its pivotal role in American history reflect its importance not just in Pennsylvania, but as a symbol of American ideals of liberty and democracy.

Biographical Sketch of Ellis Jones Chesbro

Last Updated on March 13, 2012 by Chesbro, Ellis Jones; dentist; born, Cleveland, Dec. 25, 1868; son of George W. and Miss Boyce Chesbro; educated, Willoughby High School, Allegheny College, A. B.; University of Pennsylvania, D. D. S.; married, Washington, D. C., May 9, 1906, Eugenna C. Davis; one son; member Northern Ohio Dental Ass’n

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Biographical Sketch of Hunter Robby

Last Updated on February 14, 2012 by Robby, Hunter; physician; born at Burlington, N. J., 1863; son of Thomas and Caroline (Woolman) Robb; educated, Episcopal Academy, Philadelphia, Burlington (N. J.) College; M. D., University of Pennsylvania, 1884; married Isabel Adams Hampton, of Welland, Out., 1894; resident physician, Presbyterian and Episcopal hospital, Philadelphia, 1884-1886; asst. surgeon,

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas P. Ballard

Last Updated on March 15, 2012 by Ballard, Thomas P.; real estate; born, Canton, O., Apr. 27, 1854; son of Martin and Sophia Ball Ballard; educated, A. B. Amherst College, 1876 and A. M. 1879; married, Columbus, O., Jan. 20, 1886, Isabella Clerk (deceased) ; one son, Clifford B. Ballard; married, Cambridge, Mass., Aug. 29,

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Biographical Sketch of Henry Payne McIntosh, Jr.

Last Updated on March 12, 2012 by McIntosh, Henry Payne, Jr.; real estate; born, Cleveland, Nov. 23, 1884; son of H. P. and Olive McIntosh; educated at University School, Cleveland, and University of Pennsylvania; married, Cleveland, Feb. 19, 1908, Isabel Strong; issue, two sons, Henry Payne, III, Gregory Strong; asst. real estate officer, Guardian Savings

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Biography of James H. Bean, M. D.

Last Updated on March 19, 2012 by James H. Bean, M. D., has attained a distinctive position in connection with the medical fraternity of southern Idaho, and is now successfully engaged in practicing in Pocatello, where he also conducts a drug store. Realizing the importance of the profession, he has carefully prepared himself for his

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