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Thomas, son of John A. and Catherine (Hoy) Swalm
Posted by: martha swaim (ID *****8012) Date: September 29, 2012 at 21:35:16
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Just stumbled across the story:

http://archive.org/stream/historyschuylki00henngoog/historyschuylki00henngoog_djvu.txt
Full text of "History of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania ... including a genealogical and biographical record of many families and persons in the county;"

Swalm, Thomas W., M. D., a prominent Homeopathic physi-
cian and surgeon in Pottsville, was bom at Orwigsburg, this coimty,
June 15, 1856. He is a son of John A. and Catherine (Hoy) Swalm,
natives of Schuylkill county. The father was bom Dec. 19, 1826,
and died June 2, 1894. He was a merchant for many years in Mah-
anoy City. The mother was bom May 5, 1829, and died Jan. 3, 1887.
Of the four children born to these parents Emma is the eldest and
the only daughter. She is the wife of Albert J. Luburg, and resides
in Philadelphia; Harry A. Swalm is a merchant in Mahanoy City;
Dr. Thomas W. is the third in order of birth, and Albert H. is a
hardware merchant in Pottsville, but until recently was located in
Shenandoah in the same line of business. Dr. Swalm received his
general education in the public schools of Mahanoy City and at New
Berlin seminary, in Union county. Pa. He began his professional
studies at the University of Pennsylvania, but completed his course
at the Homeopathic medical college of New York city, in which he
was graduated in the class of 1878. He spent .one year in practice in
the New York city hospital on Ward island, and in 1879 he came to
Pottsville, where he has since been in continuous and successful prac-
tice. Dr. Swalm has no specialties or hobbies, but is devoting his
energies to general practice of medicine and surgery, according to
the tenets of his profession. He is a close student of professional
literature, and has a large and valuable library of carefully selected
professional books. He is a member of the state and county medical
societies of Homeopathic physicians, and keeps in the front rank in
the onward march of his profession. Dr. Swalm has been a member
of the Pottsville school board for the last seven years, and is presi-
dent of that body at the present time. He was married in 1893 ^^
Miss Annie Rickert. His church affiliations are with the First Pres-
b}1:erian church in Pottsville. The Independent Order of Odd Fel-
lows is the only fraternal society with which he is affiliated.


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