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SAMUEL R. ALLEN, M. D., Grove City, is a son of Samuel and Mary (Gilmore) Allen. The father was born in Ireland, and immigrated to America with his father, Robert Allen, when he was eight years old. Robert Allen settled on a farm in Springfield Township, this county, where the father of our subject was reared and educated at the schools of that period, and where he has since lived. His wife, Mary Gilmore, bore him seven children, five of whom still live: Rev. R. C., now located in Canada; Dr. S. R., Ann Jane, died at the age of twenty-two years, a promising young woman; infant daughter, died at the age of two weeks; Julia Mary, Mrs. Robert Wilson, of Nebraska; William J. C., at home, and Ambrose M., D. D. S., of Philadelphia. Our subject, who is the second, was born on the homestead December 5, 1850. Mrs. Allen died in 1874, and the father of our subject was again married, to his present wife, Mary Porter. By this union he has one child, Lillian, living at home. Our subject received his education at the schools of Grove City and Wilmington, Lawrence County, and graduated from the medical department of the Western Reserve University, of Cleveland, in 1881, and soon afterward located at Grove City, where he has since practiced. He married, in 1882, Harriet, daughter of J. C. and Harriet (Heydrick) Shaw, of this county. They have three children: Mary Jane, Newton Rutherford and Samuel James. Our subject and family are members of the Covenanter Church of Findley Township, of which he is an elder.

Source: (History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1025)

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