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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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J. M. THORNE, physician and surgeon, McKeesport, is a native of Hastings, Minn., where he was reared and educated, and for five years was engaged in the drug business. He began the study of medicine in 1882, with his uncle, Dr. William Thorne, of Hastings; entered Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in the fall of 1883, and graduated in the spring of 1886. He was then appointed resident physician at West Pennsylvania hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., where he remained one year. In the spring of 1887 he located in McKeesport, where he has a lucrative practice, and is the surgeon of the B. & O. R. R. Co., Pittsburgh division. Dr. Thorne is a member of the American Medical association, the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania, the Allegheny County Medical society and the National Association of Railroad Surgeons.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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