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De VENNEY, J.C., M.D., a prominent physician of Harrisburg, was born near Carlisle, Cumberland county, February 5, 1857. His parents, William and Harriet (Wolfe) De Venney, are both natives of Cumberland county, are now residing in Monroe township. The Doctor, when quite young, removed with his parents to Monroe township where he spent his boyhood, receiving his primary education in the public schools of that township. In 1874-75 he entered the State Normal School at Shippensburg. He was graduated from that institution in 1882. During the next two years he taught school, and read medicine in his spare time. In 1885 and part of 1886 he was a student of medicine in the office of Dr. Kieffer, of Carlisle. In the latter part of 1886 he entered Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and took his diploma from that institution with the class of 1888. He at once began his practice of medicine at Mt. Holly Springs, Cumberland county, and continued there until June 1, 1893. At this date he removed to Harrisburg, where he has been engaged in his profession for over two years. Dr. De Venney is a member of the Dauphin County Medical Society. He is rapidly building up a large and lucrative practice. In both professional and social circles he stands high in the estimation of the community, being esteemed as a gentleman of the highest ability, culture and probity.


Dr. De Venney was married, at Mechanicsburg, Pa., September 23, 1883, to Lydia A. Baker, daughter of George W. and Mary Baker. They have no children living. In political view the Doctor is a Democrat. His wife is a member of the United Brethren church.



Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 16 November 2000

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