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DESHONG, JAMES B., pharmacist, was born in Elizabethtown, Lancaster county, Pa., May 3, 1867. He is the son of Rev. John W. and Rebecca M. (Anderson) Deshong. His father has been connected with the ministry for thirty-two years, and for six years has been the pastor of the Bethel church in Harrisburg. The parents had a family of nine children, one of whom died in infancy, Their living children are: Arvilla S., wife of McClellan Ebright, Philadelphia; Margaret A., wife of John B. Fisher, Harrisburg; Harry E., Altoona; James B.; William, Philadelphia; Carrie B., John C. and Edward A., Harrisburg. Rev. Mr. Deshong was of French and his wife of Scotch ancestry.

James B. Deshong received his education in the schools of Lancaster and Blair counties, and in the Mountain City Business College, of Altoona. He engaged as pharmaceutical clerk with Mr. George Schimminger, of Altoona, and continued with him for five years; then with Hamlin & Hunter, of Erie, and subsequently with D. G. Hurley & Co., of Altoona, with a Mr. Hern, of DuBois, Clearfield county, Pa., and with Dr. John W. Hay. On December 23, 1894, he commenced business for himself. He attends the Church of God


Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Donna Whipple for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project

Date of Transcription: 8 Jan 2001

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