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HUTTON, JOHN C., M. D., was born in Harrisburg, Pa., December 5, 1845, son of Joseph Hutton, a native of Cumberland county, Pa. Joseph Hutton came to Dauphin county when a young man, was a contractor, and was afterwards appointed State commissioner of canals. He died while holding that office, in December, 1847. He was a public spirited citizen, and belonged to the < --- > Guards, of Harrisburg.

Dr. John C. Hutton was educated at Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg. His preceptor in medicine was Dr. R. A. Martin, of Harrisburg. He was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, medical department, in 1867, and began practice at Port Royal, Juniata county, Pa., where he continued for four years. He returned to Harrisburg, and is now one of the oldest and best known practitioners in the city. He is a member of the Dauphin County Medical Society; is one of its board of managers, and has served as president. Dr. Hutton is also a member of the State Medical Society, and was elected delegate to the American Medical Association, but did not attend the meeting. For a few years he was president of the Harrisburg board of health, and has done a grand work for the city. He was on the first staff of physicians and surgeons of the City Hospital, and has for years been physician to the hospital.

Dr. Hutton has served on the Harrisburg school board—for the unexpired term of Mayor John Detweiler, and during one full term. In 1882-83-84 he was president of common council. He is a Republican, and active in politics. He belongs to several secret fraternal orders. The Doctor was married, in 1868, to Miss Carrie Mooney, of Port Royal, Juniata county, Pa. She died in 1882, leaving three children: James, of Harrisburg, Carrie, and Grace. Dr. Hutton was married again, in 1886, to Miss Jennie C. Officer, of New Mexico. They have two children: Margaret and Dorothy. The Doctor is a member of Zion Lutheran church.


Transcribed by Kathye Thornton,,

For The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project –

November 19, 2000

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