James Edward McCue, who is filling the position of assistant medical adviser of the Veterans' Home of California at Yountville, Napa county, was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on the 18th of April, 1868, a son of Michael and Sarah (Dwyer) McCue, both of whom were natives of Pennsylvania. In the paternal line the family had been represented in the Keystone state for a long period, but the maternal ancestors of the doctor were of Irish birth, his grandparents both being natives of the green isle of Erin.

Dr. McCue acquired his early education in the public schools of Youngstown, Ohio, to which place his parents removed during his early boyhood days. He was graduated there on the completion of the regular course with the class of 1885, and in that city he entered upon his business career as an employe in the drug store of Manning & McKeown. He continued with that firm for seven years, being one of their most trusted and faithful employes, and during that time he gained a comprehensive knowledge of the drug business, and the preparations of the various remedial agencies to be found in the establishment of that character. Believing that he would have better opportunities in the far west, however, he left Ohio in 1892 and came to California. He engaged in conducting a drug store in Oakland, California, for five years with a fair measure of success, after which he entered upon the study of medicine, matriculating in the Cooper Medical College at San Francisco, in which he completed a regular course and was graduated on the 23d of April, 1902. His early practical experience was received as house surgeon in Lane Hospital at San Francisco, acting in that capacity for a year, at the end of which time he was appointed assistant medical adviser of the Veterans' Home of California at Yountville, where he is now located in the active discharge of the duties that devolve upon him in connection with that profession.

Dr. McCue belongs to the Masonic fraternity and also holds membership with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. In the line of his profession he is connected with the Napa County Medical Society and the State Medical Society. He is a young man of enterprise, industry and laudable ambition, and his professional career has shown that he possesses the force of character and ability that will make his career one of continuous progression.

Source: History of the New California Its Resources and People, Volume II

The Lewis Publishing Company - 1905
Edited by Leigh H. Irvine

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