JAMES J. SHANLEY, a prominent physician of Toronto, was born July 12, 1838. He is the son of Dr. William Shanley one of the early practitioners of the Ohio valley. The latter was born in Ireland, and came to the United States in 1827, locating first in New Jersey. He engaged in the paper business there, and soon afterward removed to Indiana, where he followed farming for a short time. When he returned to Steubenville, he found employment in the Thompson-Hanna paper mill, and at the same time studied medicine, having decided to follow that profession. Removing to Wellsburgh, W. Va., he studied medicine under Dr. Grafton and attended lectures at the Medical college of Ohio, at Cincinnati. He then practiced one year at Wellsburgh, afterward removing to Pughtown, now Fairview, the county seat of Hancock county, W. Va. Several years later he removed to the vicinity of New Cumberland, which he continued until practice of medicine at New Cumberland, which he continued until near his death, which occurred July 25, 1889. His wife, Phebe Clark, a native of New Jersey, bore to him eight children, four of whom are living. She died about 1872. James J. Shanley was born at Wellsburgh, and received his early education at New Cumberland, with his father as his preceptor. This professional education he continued at the Miami medical college of CIncinnati, where he was graduated. His practice at Toronto has covered a period of fourteen years, except two spent in the south. During this time he has gained a high place in his profession, has made many warm friends, and won the regard of all with whom he has been associated. On February 18, 1862, Dr. Shanley was married to Martha J., daughter of William Stewart and they have three children: Eva M., Gertrude J. and Phebe A. The second is the wife of John Metz of Toronto. Mrs. Shanley died in 1876.
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