Samuel J. Derbyshire, M. D.

Samuel J. Derbyshire, M. D., one of the representative
and experienced physicians and surgeons who give scientific prominence
to the city of Lima, is a native of this State.  He was born in Putnam
County, September 28, 1860, and is a son of Jesse C. and Lydia (Pierce)
        Samuel J. Derbyshire was reared on his father's farm in Putnam
County, where he remained during his minority, in the meantime securing
a common-school education, which he supplemented by a year's study at
Lebanon, Ohio.  Later, in 1884, he was graduated at the Ohio Normal
University at Ada.  He then went to Indiana and studied medicine, and
later entered the Medical College of Ohio, Cincinnati, where he was
graduated in medicine and surgery.  In 1900 he located at Lima.  He has
become very prominent in his profession through Allen County,
successfully meeting close competition.  
         Dr. Derbyshire was united in marriage with Minnie C. Buck, who
is a daughter of Philip Buck, of Indianapolis, Indiana.  By a former
marriage he had two children, Weir J. and Vera L.  Dr. Derbyshire has
his office at his pleasant home, No. 24 1/2 Public Square.  He is a
member of all the leading medical organizations of his school of
        Dr. Derbyshire is one of the city's good citizens,
public-spirited and earnest.  He is identified with the Republican
party.  Fraternally he is a Mason and a Knight of Pythias.