Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey. Illustrated. Vol. II., Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1899.
Dr. HOWLEY, a successful medical practitioner of Morristown, was born in the city of Greenock, Scotland, June 15, 1871. His early mental training was acquired in the parochial schools of his native place, and he came to America at the age of fourteen years with his parents, James and Ellen (MAXWELL) HOWLEY. His father was born near the town of Sligo, in the county of Sligo, Ireland, and his mother was a native of the city of Greenock, Scotland.
Upon coming to America James HOWLEY settled in New York city, where, he spent the remainder of his life, passing away February 16, 1895. His faithful wife survives him, residing still in New York city. Dr. HOWLEY read medicine in the office of Dr. T. W. Ring, of that city, for some time, after which he entered the New York University, in the class of 1891, and graduated in 1894. Next he entered the New York Lying-in Hospital, where he operated as an assistant for some time; then he became house surgeon at the St. Francis Hospital in New York city, where he practiced, during the year 1895, and finally, in 1896, he came to Morristown, where he has begun a successful practice of his profession.
He is a member of the Morris County Medical Society. In religion he is a communicant of the Roman Catholic church, holding his membership in the local Church of the Assumption at Morristown. He is also a member of the Washingtonian Council, of the Knights of Columbus and of St. Margaret's Council of the Catholic Benevolent Legion, both the last mentioned, being at Morristown.
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