Biography of James McPeak
Allen County, OH Biographies

JAMES McPEAK, a successful physician of Bluffton, was born in Ireland, October 21, 1844, son of Samuel and Mary (Brown) McPeak, natives of Ireland. Samuel McPeak, an iron molder by trade, came to America in 1846 and settled in Cincinnati. Our subject, the second in a family of six children, attended the graded schools and also a private school in Cincinnati. During the late civil war he enlisted, in 1861, in Company C, Sixth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was private, and at the close of his three years' service, was appointed aide, with rank of captain, to Col. Greenwood, who was then inspector general. At t.he close of the memorable struggle, our subject returned home and commenced (in 1866) the study of medicine in Cincinnati, in the office of Dr. S. B. Tomlinson, where he remained three years. He then entered the Ohio Medical College, graduated in 1870, and same year was appointed dIstrict physician and surgeon of Cincinnati, and was thus employed for two years; he then engaged in regular practice there for three years, and was at two other places before he came here in 1882, Dr. McPeak was married August 29, 1871, to Eliza White. who was born in Cincinnati, of Irish descent. and a daughter of Robert White. Their children are Blanche, Robert Samuel and Maggie. Dr. MePeak and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church, in which he is an elder.

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