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|December 10, 1892
McDonald PA Outlook
J. E. PERKINS--A Smart Young Colored Man.--Has Saved Money and Will
Be A Lawyer
Had a very pleasant call from Mr. J. E. PERKINS, a gentleman who about
two years ago was married in the McDonald A. M. E. Church to Miss
Henrietta GRAY. Mr. P. has been doing remarkably well. Has lived at
Finleyville since he was married, and working as a miner, much of the
time for 18 hours a day, he has saved and banked over $750. First of
January he starts to school at Harper's Ferry--expects to practice law
at Washington City--was born and raised at Louisa Court House,
Va.--doesn't remember the war, but "felt the heat of
it"--couldn't read or write when married, but learned to do both
from his wife.
His father-in-law, Mr. George GRAY, of Finleyville, has recently fallen
heir to a large sum of money by the death of a brother at Boston, who
was a sea captain and ship owner. Mr. PERKINS says the colored people
are taking hold of themselves. There are sixteen millionaires among them
in the United States, and over fifty are worth a quarter million. J. E.
is a stout, well built, well dressed, good looking young fellow with
good features and a sharp eye with determination in it.
|January 23, 1892
McDonald PA Outlook
[About H. S. Phillips]
Is perhaps as well know throughout Washington County as any other person
we can this week find for this column. Was born at what for more
than a century has been known as the "Rural" on Rocky Hill
farm in Cecil on April 9th, 1845. In early life with a body
composed mostly of long, bony arms and legs and a backbone with
innumerable joints, and with about as much heart for work as a romantic
girl of sixteen, he for a living mauled out white oak rails, the
regularly recurring strokes resounding through the primeval forest, and
he at intervals resting his uncouth frame upon a log reading Pollock's
Course of Time or wondering what in the world he was made for. He
was not content for this lot, for he did not (missing line) him for it
or that fortune had without malice assigned him to ... it happened that
in that pent-up Utica, Melancholy marked him for her own and in whatever
camp he found himself he became a sort of Achan, and when not moping
like Hamlet he was murderously mad and more inclined to a fight than to
the finest of feasts.
he became a teacher and was a success for many years--first in country
schools, then in the graded schools at Brownsville, Uniontown,
Connellsville, Johnstown, and in the Fourth Ward, Pittsburg, and in Dr.
PERSHING's Pittsburg Female College. Then, thinking that the
proper study of mankind is man, he took a three-year-course in a
Philadelphia Medical College, and after practicing awhile, he took
sundry post-graduate and special courses; after which he located at 326
Fifth Avenue, Pittsburg, in company with Dr. KING, a gentleman already
at the head of his profession.
perhaps not well to say too much good about any man until after
something has killed him, for in all ages men are known to have soared
like eagles above the highest mountain tops and then descent with a rush
to roost forever upon some hen coop or pig sty. But past action
may be recited with impunity and the future left to develop itself
without any predictions ventured in regard to it. And so we may
say that in the past few years, the subject of this sketch has been
able, amidst the multitudinous complications and rivalries and
jealousies found in the heart of every great city, to build up a
practice that would be creditable to any member of the profession,
having in his charge the health of a very great many of the best
families between and beyond both rivers. Every member of the
profession and all intelligent men outside of it know that it is just as
easy to go to Congress as to do what we have mentioned.
Doctor's mother was sister of Rev. Robert FULTON, whose portrait
appeared in this column last week and a niece of Henry MCCLUSKEY,
deceased, who lived on the farm now owned by Mr. STILLEY, near Mc...
Strange it has always seemed to the writer, whose taste runs in the ve
... posite direction, that H. S. P. should devote all the energies of
his ... the hardships and cares and responsibilities of a physician,
while al ... of the family, to the 42d cousin, have always been led into
... metaphysical, theological, or spiritual pursuits, and some of t ...
as successful in their calling as he.
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