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COVELL, James, clergyman, born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, 4 September, 1796; died in Troy, New York, 15 May, 1845. His parents removed to Maine, and then to Poughkeepsie, New York, where, in June, 1815, James was licensed as a traveling preacher in the Methodist church. He labored chiefly in New York and Vermont, and from 1838 till 1841 was principal of the Troy conference academy, West Poultney, Vermont He published a "Dictionary of the Bible" (New York).C0VERNTON, Charles William, Canadian physician, born in Penton Place, Walworth, London, England, 12 August, 1813. He was educated in London and at the Abb4 Haffrangue's College, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. After studying medicine for two years, in 1832 he went to Edinburgh University, in 1835 was graduated at the University of St. Andrews, and in the same year obtained the diploma of London College of surgeons. He arrived in Canada in June, 1836, and accompanied the militia as surgeon during the rebellion in the following year. In 1878 he was appointed to a chair in the faculty of medicine, Trinity College, Toronto. In 1882 he was appointed by the government of Ontario a member of the Provincial board of health, in 1884 became its chairman, and was present as a delegate of the board at the 4th international congress of hygiene at. Geneva, Switzerland, in 1882, and in October, 1884, at the convention from state boards at St. Louis, and in the following December at Washington, District of Columbia
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