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HENDERSON, Dr. James, deceased, was born in Hummelstown, in 1827. He studied medicine under Dr. Washington L. Atlee, of Philadelphia, and remained with him eight years, assisting him in his extensive practice. He married a Miss Wolfersberger, and went to Plymouth, Ohio, where he remained two years. At the death of his father he returned to Hummelstown, and succeeded to the extensive practice his father had enjoyed there. Early in the war of the Rebellion he enlisted in the defense of his country, and became commander of company C, One Hundred and Twenty-seventh regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers; he served with distinction, participating in many of the famous battles of the war. He re-enlisted in August, 1864, in the Two Hundred and First regiment, as assistant surgeon to Dr. Benjamin F. Wagonseller, and was honorably discharged in December, 1864, at Alexandria, Va. He then returned to Hummelstown, Pa., and resumed the practice of medicine. He died from a pulmonary attack in April, 1880, leaving a widow and five children : James A., of Harrisburg ; Charles R., of Trenton, N.J.; Henry Clay, of Harrisburg ; Annie, wife of Robert Emerick, of Harrisburg, and Maggie May, a teacher of Cleveland, Ohio.

Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

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Date of Transcription: 11 August 2001

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