Dr. Katherine Elizabeth James, who was born in Middleburg, New York, in 1868, and is a daughter of Alanson Leonard and Katharine (Watson) James, is engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in Rockford. During her early girlhood her parents removed to Gloversville, New York, where her father conducted business as an architect. He died in 1897, and is survived by his widow, who is yet living in Gloversville. They were the parents of four children, Katharine E., Hagar, Edgar and Wilmot.
Dr. James, having completed a course in the public and high schools of Gloversville, New York, afterward entered the Brookport Preparatory School, where she spent three years in qualifying for university work. She afterward engaged in teaching for two years, thus earning the money which enabled her to further continue her studies. In 1892 she went to Chicago and entered the Hahneman College, from which she was graduated with class of 1895. She likewise spent one year as an interne [sic] in the Hahneman Hospital and her broad experience there proved an excellent training for her professional services since coming to Rockford. She located in this city in 1896 and has a well equipped office at No. 123 North Main street. She engages in general practice, making a specialty of the diseases of women and children, and during the early period of her residence here she served on the staff of the city hospital. She is now a member of the American Institute of Homeopathy.
Source: Charles A. Church, Past and Present of the City of Rockford and Winnebago County County, Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1905), p. 537.