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James Clark Channell, M. D.

James Clark Channell, M. D. was born in Fawn Township. York County, October 11, 1843. His parents were John and Mary (Clark) Channell of Fawn Township, of Scotch-Irish and Scotch descent, respectively. They had ten children, of whom Dr. Channell is the fourth. He spent his early youth on the farm, and received his early education in the public school, and later at the York Normal School. and at the Stewartstown Academy.

He entered the University of Pennsylvania. at Philadelphia, in 1868, and graduated in 1871, with the degree of M. D.

Prior to entering the college he had taught school for six years. August 7, 1862, he enlisted at York in Company I, One Hundred and Thirtieth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 130th Regiment, and served his full term. He participated in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburgh and Chancellorsville. At Antietam he was slightly disabled by a spent ball. Through exposure and marching he also contracted varicose veins, from which he has never recovered. He next entered the service as second lieutenant of Company D, One Hundred and Ninety-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 194th Regiment.

Returning he commenced the study of medicine and began the practice in 1871, at State Hill, York County. He left there in 1879, traveled to some extent, and finally located at Wrightsville, where he has since practiced his profession. In 1875 he was married at New Brunswick, N. J., to Elizabeth F., daughter of Dr. Frank W. Clement. of Philadelphia. Dr. Channell belongs to the Presbyterian Church, is a member of the K. of P. and Post 270, G. A. R., and a correspondent for different newspapers.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.