Biography of James E. Edghill
Armstrong County, PA Biographies

JAMES EDGHILL, M.D., a graduate of the University of Oxford, England, a man of intelligence and culture, and a thoughtful, observant and successful physician of Freeport, was born in Yorkshire, England, November 29, 1850, and is a son of Rev. James and Caroline (McCaskey) Edghill. His paternal grandfather Edghill, and his maternal grandfather, McCuskey, were both natives of England, and farmers by occupation. His father, Rev. James Edghill, was born and reared in Yorkshire, where be received his education in the Morayian training school. He then fitted himself for the work of the Christian ministry in the Moravian church. After many years of active pastoral labors, during which he had charge of several important churches, he retired from regular ministerial work, and now resides in his native county. He married Caroline McCaskey, of Yorkshire, and to them were horn seven children, of whom the subject of this sketch is the third in order of age.

James Edghill was reared in Yorkshire, where he received his elementary education in the Moravian institute. He then entered the University of Oxford, and was graduated from that famous and grand old institution of learning in 1875. After graduating he was variously employed in his native country until 1884, when be came to the United States and entered the Homceopathic Medical school, of Cleveland, Ohio. He took the full three years' course, and was graduated with high standing in the class of 1887. While pursuing his medical studies he also attended the homteopathic hospital, and, by actual practice during the last year of his course as an assistant, derived much valuable experience in the treatment of diseases.

The next year after graduating, Dr. Edghill came to Freeport, where he has been engaged ever since in the active and successful practice of his profession. He is an affable and honorable gentleman, of fine education and good address. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.


From:
Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia
of Indiana and Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania
Samuel T. Wiley, Historian & Editor
John M. Greshan & Co.
Philadelphia, 1891


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