California Genealogy and History Archives
San Bernardino County and Riverside County
JAMES G. HAM., M. D., a physician and surgeon of San Bernardino, who has established a truly enviable reputation in that city for his skill in diagnosing and treatment of disease, is almost a native son not only of California but of San Bernardino. He is in education and loyalty a genuine son of the Golden State, and San Bernardino is practically his birthplace, for he was only a year old when his parents brought him here.
He was born in Pettis County, Missouri, the son of Alexander M. and Leonora (Parazette) Ham, both being natives of Missouri. They came to San Bernardino from Missouri in 1882, and Mr. Ham at once opened a grocery store, which he still conducts, and for which he has built up a large and lucrative patronage. With his wife he is enjoying a happy and prosperous life far from the frozen Blast, and they are ranked among the honored pioneers of the city.
Dr. Ham was educated in the public and high school of San Bernardino, and he commenced the study of medicine in the Medical Department of the University of Southern California. From there he was graduated with the class of 1907. He at once opened an office in San Bernardino, and has been in constant practice ever since. He also maintains an office in the Title Insurance Building in Los Angeles, and has developed a large and ever growing practice in both communities. His is a general practice of both medicine and surgery and he has gained an enviable standing both with the profession and with the public.
Dr. Ham married in December, 1917, Irene E. King of San Bernardino. They have one child, Phyllis I. Ham.
Dr. Ham is affiliated with the San Bernardino Lodge No. 348, A F. and A. M., and with the San Bernardino Lodge No. 836, B. P. O. E. In politics he is a supporter of the republican party.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011