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which he intended to practice to pass an examination at some college within the limits of that state. Dr. Swank began practice in his home town of Davidsville, remaining until October, 1899, when he removed to East Conemaugh, where he was actively engaged in the duties of his profession until his removal to Elklick.
In February, 1906, Dr. Swank was elected to the office of justice of the peace of East Conemaugh, an office which may almost be said to he hereditary in his family, members of which have held it at Davidsville well-nigh continuously since 1853, his brother, Elwood L. Swank, being the present incumbent. Dr. Swank belongs to Corona Lodge, No. 999; Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of East Conemaugh, Woodmen of the World and the Protective House Circle. He is a stanch Republican. He is a member of the Reformed church, in which, in his home in Somerset county, he held the office of deacon many years.
Dr. Swank married, at Lovett, Cambria county, January 8, 1895, Emma C., daughter of Lewis and Amanda (Koing) Orris, and their children were: Oscar Paul, born September 25, 1896; James L., born October 15, 1898; Herbert, born March 28, 1901, died April 15, 1902; Howard Henry, born February 28, 1904.
DAVID W. COULTER. a public-spirited, progressive and influential citizen of Conemaugh, who is serving in the capacity of sheriff of Cambria county, Pennsylvania, is a descendant of an honorable ancestry, and is highly respected and honored in the community in which he resides. He has discharged the duties of his office in a way that has reflected credit upon himself and with entire satisfaction to those he represents.