Biography of John B. S. King
Chicago, Cook County, Il Biographies

KING, JOHN B. S. - Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 11, 1855. Son of Edwin and Sarah Clement King. Father of English and mother of Scotch descent. Great great grandfather, Robert Smith, came to America in 1740 and settled at Fagg's Manor, Pa. Subject of sketch was educated at the Friends' School in Philadelphia, and served as an apprentice to the drug business from 1870 to 1874, graduating at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1875. He came to Chicago in 1879, and since 1883 has been a practicing homoeopathic physician. He has been a lecturer on the physiology of anaesthesia at the College or Anaesthesia. Occupied for six years the chair of chemistry at the Hahnemann Medical College in this city, and the chair of chemistry and toxicology at Hering Medical College. He is a New Churchman in religion, and in politics is a free-trader and a democrat. Mr. King was married May 22, 1883, to Mae A. Surbridge, and has five children - Jules M., Edna C., Louis B., Cedric S. and Jean B.


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The Handbook of Chicago Biography
Edited by John J Flinn.
The Standard Guide Company
Chicago 1893

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