Biography of Dr. Samuel H. Volk
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

SAMUEL HARMSWORTH VOLK, M. D: One of the talented younger physicians and surgeons of Cleveland, Doctor Volk was brought to this city as a small boy and was reared and educated in its environs.

He was born in Southern Poland, February 16, 1894, son of Benjamin and Rose (Sloyer) Volk. His parents were of well to do families with permanent business connections in their section of Poland. In 1901 Benjamin Volk, father of Doctor Volk, came to the United States and located in Cleveland, and was joined by his family here on January 1, 1902. He established a bakery on the East Side, and build up a large and prosperous business.

Samuel Harmsworth Volk was eight years of age when brought to Cleveland, and had previously been schooled under private tutors in the old country. He attended public schools in Cleveland, graduated from the Central High School in 1912, and then entered Adelbert College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1916. He next entered the medical department of Western Reserve University, finishing his course and receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1920. Before graduating he was an interne in St. Alexis Hospital during 1919-20. Since graduating he has conducted a general practice, with offices at 7804 Broadway. Much of his work has been done in hospitals, including the St. Alexis, the East Seventy ninth Street, St. Clair's, and St. Anne's hospitals.

Doctor Volk is a member of the Cleveland Academy of Medicine, the Ohio State and American Medical associations, and is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias. He married in 1920 Miss Jessie Lefkowitz, daughter of Herman Lefkowitz, a Cleveland business man.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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