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Dr. James Bertrand McAvoy


Physician and surgeon, is a son of John and Mary McAvoy, and was born September 21, 1885, at Delano, Pa. He graduated from the Hazleton High School with the class of 1903 and four years later he completed his studies in medicine at Medico-Chirurgical, Philadelphia, graduating with the class of 1907. He served the borough as a member of the Board of Health and has been medical inspector of the South Bethlehem Schools since this feature was added to the schools. When the call for physicians came from the government Dr. McAvoy enrolled as a first lieutenant in the Medical Reserve Corps of the United States Army, and was assigned to active service at the base hospital at Garden City, L.I He is one of the city’s leading practitioners, and comes from what may be termed a medical family, for he has a brother, J.F. McAvoy, a physician at Catasauqua, and another E.V. McAvoy, a dentist at Allentown and a sister for some time followed the profession of trained nurse. Dr. McAvoy is a visiting physician at the children’s Home in Salisbury and is a member of the Elks, Moose, Owls, Woodmen of the World, American Medical Association, Pennsylvania State Medical Association, Northampton County Medical Association. On February 23, 1914, he married Mary M. Hamil, daughter of Joseph and Mary Hamil, of Notch Road, Paterson, N.J. His home and office address is 126 East Fourth Street.



Edward H. Meglathery


One of the city’s best-known citizens, and president of South Bethlehem Borrough Council, which Jan. 1918, automatically passed out of existence through consolidation, was born in South Bethlehem, a son of David and Delia Wertz Meglathery. After receiving his education in the public schools he entered the employ of Frank Fenner, later learning the plumbing and steam-fitting trade under the late John Gillespie. Today he is successfully engaged in that business in this city. He has been active in public affairs and for three years was a member of council, having the honor of being the only Republican member of a membership of fifteen.

He was a memberof the Fire, Police, Street and Sewer Committees. He makes an ideal presiding officer and his versatility in entertaining with speeches at social and business functions has won him the title of silver-tongued orator. Socially, Mr. Meglathery is quite prominent, being a member of the Washington Republican Association, H. Stanley Goodwin Lodge, F. and A.M.; Ezra Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; Hobah Lodge, Knights of Pythias; Wreath of Friendship Lodge, I.O.O.F.; South Bethlehem Lodge, L.O.O.M.; South Bethlehem Nest, Order of Owls. He is also a director of the Industrial Building and Loan Association, the Hiawatha Hunting and Fishing Club, and Secretary and Vice-President of the Lehigh Orpheum. On September 18, 1901, he married Carrie E.M. George, now deceased, a daughter of the late Calphenous and Emma George.


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