L. D. ALLEN, M.D., physician and surgeon, who has been engaged in the practice of his profession at Amsterdam, Jefferson County, Ohio, since 1871, is also interested in farm pursuits, owning 115 acres of fine land in Springfield Township, on which he has four producing oil wells, another being in process of drilling. Dr. Allen was born near Carroll County, Ohio, April 10, 1843, and is a son of Jacob and Mary (Tope) Allen. The parents were farming people and spent their lives in Carroll County, their burial being at Pleasant Hill.
Dr. Allen was educated at Carrollton, in Carroll County, and studied for four years under the direction of Dr. Black, near Delroy, O., after which he came to Amsterdam. He is a member of the Jefferson County Medical Association. Besides attending to a practice which has been built up through many years, Dr. Allen has been occupied very often with the cares of public office. He is a notary public, for fifteen years has been a justice of the peace and for two years served as mayor of the town.
Dr. Allen was married in 1863, to Miss Mary Armstrong, who died in 1903. They had the following children: Laura, who is the wife of J.W. Walker, of Carnegie, Pa.; J. Brady, who is deceased, both he and his mother resting in the Amsterdam Cemetery; J. Alva, who resides at Jewett; Lafayette, who lives at Amsterdam; M. Lillian, who lives at home; Bessie, who married a Mr. Harry Polen, and they reside at Bowerstown; and Leroy, who is a clerk in a local clothing store. Dr. Allen is identified with the Odd Fellows.