REILY, Luther
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REILY, LUTHER, M.D., the seventh son of Capt. John Reily, of the Revolution, and Elizabeth Meyers, was born October 7, 1794, at Meyerstown, Dauphin, now Lebanon county, Pa. On the death of his father he came to Harrisburg, and shortly after began the study of medicine with Dr. Martin Luther. In the war of 1812-14 he marched as a private in Capt. Richard M. Crain’s company of volunteers to Baltimore, subsequently being detailed as assistant surgeon. At the close of the war he resumed the practice of medicine at Harrisburg, and subsequently was at the head of his profession there. Although not taking an active part in politics, he was more or less prominent in public affairs. He was elected to and served as member of the Twenty-fifth Congress. Dr. Reily died at Harrisburg on February 20, 1854, deeply lamented by the community, who appreciated him as "the good doctor." His wife Rebecca, daughter of Henry Orth, survived her husband only a few months. Their children were Elizabeth, died unmarried, Emily, married Dr. George W. Porter, John W., Dr. George W., and Caroline.

 

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