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) Derbyshire. 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 practice. 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.