History of Bucks
County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
SAMUEL P. MCILHATTEN
SAMUEL P. MCILHATTEN, M D. a leading physician and surgeon of Ivyland, was born in Philadelphia, February 11, 1879 The family, of scotch lineage, was founded in America by Samuel MCILHATTEN, a native of the green isle of Erin. He was a weaver by trade and followed that business in New York city, becoming prominently identified with that line of industrial activity there. His children were: Alexander, a ship carpenter: D.J., Rachel, and Jennie. D.J. MCILHATTEN, father of Dr MCILHATTEN, was also born in the United States, and won for himself a creditable position in the business world that yielded to him a good financial return, becoming auditor of a steamship company. He is now retired from active business life. He wedded Mary PATTERSON, who was of scotch lineage, a daughter of Samuel PATTERSON, a farmer of Westmoreland county, who was a practical and successful farmer and later lived retired in Philadelphia. here his death occurred. The members of Samuel PATTERSON’S family: Maggie, now Mrs. MCKNIGHT: Mrs. Margaret PATCHELL; Mrs. Mary MCILHATTEN; Thomas, who learned the coppersmith’s trade and is now Hartsville; Robert, a farmer; James, who is connected with the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia; and MCLEOD, a farmer. The children of Mr. and Mrs. D.J.MCILHATTEN were Samuel P; Thomas ,who is engaged in the coal business in Boston, Massachusetts; David A; Edward and Walter, all in college. The parents reside in one of Philadelphia’s suburbs. Mr. MCILHATTEN is now enjoying a well earned rest. Both he and his wife are Presbyterians in their religious faith.
Dr. MCILHATTEN was born in Philadelphia, February 11, 1879, and spent his boyhood days here n the usual manner of city lads. He first attended the public schools and later the Friend’s Academy, after which he took up the study of medicine, continuing his reading in the Medico-Chirurgical college of Philadelphia, where he pursued a full course and was graduated with the class of 1900. He than practiced in his home city until January 1902, when he located in Hartsville, remaining there until March 1904, when he located in Ivyland. He has since given his entire attention to his profession, and by his capability and skill has won the confidence of the community and gained a very desirable patronage. He is a member of the Bucks County Medical Society, and is also a member of the Neshaminy Presbyterian church. Dr. MCILHATTEN was married October 19, 1904 to Miss Anna P. FLACK, daughter of Theodore and Margaret (PATTERSON) FLACK, of an old Buck’s county family.
Text taken from pages 387 and 388 of:
Davis, William W.H., A.M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Vol. III
Transcribed August 2002 by RUSSELL NUSBICKEL of VA. as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project.
Published September 2002 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/