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DR. GEORGE B. KERFOOT
Posted by: Cathy Farrell (ID *****9307) Date: December 01, 2009 at 16:47:00
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“A Biographical History of Lancaster Co. Being a History of
Early Settlers and Eminent Men of the County” by Alex. Harris, 1827
Lancaster, Pa.: Elias Barr & Co., 1872

Pg. 339, DR. GEORGE B. KERFOOT, was born in the city of Dublin, June 27, 1808. He emigrated to America when about 11 years of age, and when age 15 he entered the employ of Dr. Samuel Humes, of Lancaster, as a shop boy, and the doctor perceiving in him a peculiar brightness, induced him to study medicine.

(pg. 340) He attended the medical lectures of Jefferson College, in Philadelphia, and graduated March 1830. He immediately began in Lancaster the practice of the profession. He was one of the main instruments in establishing the Lancaster County Medical Society. Dr. John McCalla was numbered among his students. He was for several years a leading member of the Lancaster school board, and also of the city councils. DR. KERFOOT died in 1851, leaving a large and lucrative practice, age 43 years, 3 months and 16 days. DR. KERFOOT was an ardent and active Democrat, and was a frequent contributor to the Lancaster papers, especially to the Intelligencer. (pg. 341) DR. KERFOOT was a leading member of the Masonic fraternity, being at the time of his death District Deputy Grand Master.


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