REILY, George
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REILY, GEORGE WOLF, M. D., the second son of Dr. Luther Reily, and his wife Rebecca Orth, was born in 1834, in Harrisburg. His grandfather, John Reily, was a captain in the Pennsylvania Line of the Revolution, in which service he was severely wounded, and afterwards a lawyer of considerable prominence at the Dauphin county bar. His father, Dr. Luther Reily, was one of the most prominent physicians in Central Pennsylvania and was a member of the Twenty-fifth Congress. The son, George Wolf, was educated at the Harrisburg Academy and at Yale College, from which latter place he graduated in 1854. He studied medicine under his maternal uncle, Dr. Edward L. Orth, and in 1857, graduated from the medical department for the University of Pennsylvania. He was in the active practice of medicine for a number of years, but in 1870 upon being elected president of the Harrisburg National Bank he relinquished his profession, holding this position until his death, which occurred on the 8th of February, 1892. He was a director in many of the leading corporations of Harrisburg and of the Union Trust Company of Philadelphia. He was decidedly philanthropic in charitable work. In politics Dr. Reily was a Democrat, and in religious belief a Presbyterian, being for many years a member of the Market Square Presbyterian church. Dr. Reily married, in February, 1861, Miss Elizabeth H. Kerr, daughter of William M. Kerr, who with three daughters and one son survived the honored husband and father.


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For The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project

5 Nov 2000

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