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Dr. John C. Sheridan. He again established himself in the independent practice of the medical profession in 1900, making a specialty of electro-therapeutics. His present office is in the Lincoln building, Franklin street. Two years later, during the violent smallpox epidemic which raged in Johnstown, and the vicinity, he had charge of the Municipal Hospital, and gained great credit for his efficient work at that time. He devotes the greater part of his spare time to reading, principally current literature having a bearing upon his profession, and keeps well abreast of the times in every direction. He is connected with the following organizations: Free and Accepted Masons, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, American Medical Association, Pennsylvania State Medical Society, Cambria County Medical Society, National Electro-Therapeutic Association, and is a member of the committee of the Conemaugh Valley Hospital Training School for Nurses. He married, at Ferguson, Iowa, October 18, 1883, Ida A. Lacey, daughter of David and Mary (Adkins) Lacey, and they have had children: 1. William David, born May 15, 1888, died August 5, 1895. 2. Ida Ruth, born March 30, 1890, died July 22, 1895. 3. Edward Lacey, born January 30, 1893, died January 20, 1894.
JOHN H. WATERS. The family of which John H. Waters, secretary and treasurer of the National Radiator Company, and an active factor in the financial, commercial and industrial interests of Johnstown, is an honored and representative member, has been identified with the history of the state of Pennsylvania for more than one hundred years, and has borne their full share in its progress and development. On the paternal side he traces his ancestry to Scotch-Irish ancestors, and on the maternal side to Scotch-German ancestors.
Solomon Waters, grandfather of John H. Waters, was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, 1776, died in Bedford county, Pennsylvania. His wife, Rebecca (Given) Waters, was born in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, 1788, and her death occurred there. They faithfully performed their several duties in life, and won and retained the esteem and respect of their friends and neighbors.
Josiah Waters, father of John H. Waters, was born in Harrison township, Bedford county, Pennsylvania, August 27, 1830. He learned the trade of tanner and followed it until he came to Johnstown in 1873, and from this date until his death, in 1892, he filled various positions of minor importance in the borough and city governments. In connection with the late Stephen R. Varner, he conducted for a number of years a detective and collection agency. He was a member of Company G, Ninety-third Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. The most notable engagement in which he participated was the battle of Cedar Creek, September 10, 1864. He was held in high esteem by the people of the community, among whom his word was con-