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COOVER, Dr. H. Ross, was born in New Cumberland county, Pa., November 30, 1860, son of Dr. e. H. and Anne (Hummel) Coover. He was reared in Harrisburg and received his education at Seiler’s Academy and the Pennsylvania State College of Centre county, Pa. He read medicine with his father and took a two years course in the Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia. In September, 1881, he became a member of the firm of C. K. Essington, Jr., & Co., and engaged in the manufacture of axes and edge tools at Milesburg, Centre county, Pa., at which he continued about two years, when he abandoned the enterprise and resumed his studies at Jefferson Medical College, and after a two years additional course was graduated from that institution in 1885. He at once began the practice of medicine at Harrisburg, where he has been professionally engaged since that time. He is a member of the Dauphin County Medical Society, and has served as the vice-president of the same. He is a member and past commander of the Knights of Malta. In his politics Dr. Coover is a Republican, and is active in party interests. He served as physician to the city poor from 1890 to 1893. Dr. Coover was married in 1881 to Miss Sarah R. Weekley, daughter of Thompson Weekley, of Carlisle, to whom has been born two children, E. H., Jr., and Sarah. Mrs. Coover is a member of the Presbyterian church; the Doctor was reared in the Lutheran church.



Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Mary Jo Erdwein ( for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project – Http://

Date of Transcription: 11 November 2000

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