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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company.  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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HARVEY C. MASLAND, A. M., M. D., has only recently been numbered among the physicians of Bethlehem, but is meeting with good success, and has a bright future before him. He is well informed and a thorough student, keeping closely in touch with the advancement of ideas in his profession through study, by taking the best medical journals, and by being identified with medical societies that have for their object the dissemination of knowledge of both practical and theoretical value. He was born in Philadelphia, and is a son of C. H. Masland, also a native of the Quaker City, and his wife, A. R., who was the daughter of Rev. Christian Meyer, a minister of the Evangelical Church. C. H. Masland is now engaged as a carpet manufacturer in Philadelphia, and is a successful business man. He served for three years and eight months in a Pennsylvania regiment during the Civil War, enlisting first for a term of three months, and afterward re-enlisting in the service. Their family comprises six children, of whom Dr. Masland is the third in order of birth.

The youth of Dr. Harvey Masland was passed in the Quaker City, where he attended the common and Central High School, graduating from the latter in the Class of ‘88, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts, and in 1893 he received the further honor of being made Master of Arts. In the fall of 1888 he became a student in the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania, from which justly famed institution he graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1891. In order to become well equipped in practice as well as theory, he was for a short time thereafter in the Pennsylvania Hospital, later becoming Senior Resident Physician in the City Hospital at Wilkes Barre, where he remained for one year. In April, 1893, Dr. Masland located in this city, opened his office at No. 115 South Main Street, and has since been engaged in practice here. He belongs to the Northampton County Medical Association, the Lehigh Valley Medical Association and the State Medical Association, and occupies a desirable place in the estimation of his brother physicians. Religiously he is identified with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and his manner is such that he readily wins friends, who esteem him highly for his sterling qualities.

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This family biography is one of numerous biographies included in the book, Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company. 

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