HURSH, George
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HURSH, GEORGE R., M. D., third son of Christian and Eliza Hursh, was born February 6, 1835, in Fairview township, York county, Pa. He was brought up on his father’s farm. At the age of sixteen he was sent to the Cumberland Valley Institute, where he remained about eighteen months. He then entered the office of Dr. A. J. Herman, of Carlisle, and began the study of medicine and in due time attended lectures in Jefferson Medical College, where he graduated in March, 1857. He first located in New Cumberland, where he practiced two years, then removed to New Market, York county. In September, 1864, he was appointed assistant surgeon in the army, and was stationed in the United States hospital, at York, Pa. Toward the close of the Rebellion he resigned his position, and resumed the practice of medicine at New Market. In 1868 he was elected a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and the following year re-elected. In 1871 he removed to Harrisburg, and in 1876 he was appointed on the medical staff of the City Hospital, Harrisburg. Dr. Hursh married, in 1859, Sarah A. Reiff.


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For The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project –

5 Nov 2000

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