SHOPE, Elias L.
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SHOPE, Elias L., M. D., Penbrook, was born at Penbrook. He is a son of Elias P. and Elizabeth Fackler Shope. The father was born November 25, 1833, and died March 13, 1885, and the mother was born May 10, 1833, and died August 6, 1873. They had a family of eight children, five of whom have passed away. The surviving ones are : George W., Susan E., and Elias L. Elias L. received his primary education in the public schools of Penbrook and in the Harrisburg Academy. He then taught school three years, after which he began to study medicine with Dr. Emil Putt, of Oberlin. In 1887 he entered the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and a year later continued his studies in Jefferson Medical College, of Philadelphia, from which institution he graduated in 1889. He located in Penbrook for the practice of his profession, and enjoys a large practice. He built his present home in 1894. In addition to his profession he also conducts a store successfully.

He was married, August 15, 1889, to Miss Mary Hocker, daughter of Adam and Martha Hocker. They have one child, Herman S. The parents of Mrs. Shope had these children : Kate, wife of David Gingerick ; Ella, wife of Samuel Garrett ; Mary ; Lizzie, wife of Daniel Rhodes ; Susan, and Martin. In 1889 the Doctor was appointed county physician by the board of directors of the poor, and was largely instrumental in having Penbrook incorporated as a borough in 1893. In politics he is a Republican. The family are members of the United Brethren church.

Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Transcribed by Leslie Silvernail ( for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project -

Date of Transcription: 11 August 2001

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