McCLURE, Charles B.
McClure, Charles B., M. D., Gratz, Pa., was born in Washington township, July 5, 1856. He is a son of David K. and Ann Eliza (Beshler) McClure. The maternal grandfather, H.C. Beshler, was born in New Berlin, Snyder county. He took a medical course at the University of Pennsylvania, and then practiced for several years in various places. Finally he located in Berrysburg, where he died, December 25, 1888, at the age of eighty-one. He was married to Miss Mary Ann Boyer, of Freeburg, Pa. The father was born in Chester county, Pa., in 1825. He grew to manhood on the farm, and later worked at the forge. He moved to Berrysburg and at that time owned what is known as the Oakdale Forge. The father now lives with one of his daughters in Upper Paxton township; the mother died in 1882, and is buried at Berrysburg. They were married in 1855, and their children were: Charles B.; Emma J.; H. Joseph; John C.; Arthur E.; and Gertrude. Charles B. received his primary education in the public schools of Washington township and the Berrysburg Seminary. In 1883 he began reading medicine with his grandfather, and in the fall entered the University of Pennsylvania, where he remained two years. He then assisted other physicians until 1887, when he entered Western Pennsylvania College, Pittsburgh, from which institution he graduated in 1888, and then located in Luzerne county. After practicing at various places he came to Gratz in 1894, and has secured an excellent practice. He was married, in Bloomsburg, Pa., October 4, 1887, to Miss Lizzie Hower, daughter of Jackson Hower, by whom he had two children: A. Carlton and Hiester N. Dr. McClure is a Republican, also a member of Patriotic Order Sons of America and Patrons of Husbandry. He is a member of the Reformed church.
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