Biography of Samual M. Pittman
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PITTMAN, SAMUEL M., physician and surgeon; Greenbush, Warren County. Ill.: has won a reputation as a painstaking and successful famlly doctor which commends him to a large and increasing patronage. Doctor Pittman is a grandson of John B. Pittman. a native of Germany, who married an Irish woman named Susan Cunningham. James B. Pittman, son of John B. Pittman and father of the subject of this sketch, was born in Indiana. and married Eliza Ann Simmons, daughter of J. F. and Ruth (Jared) Simmons, natives of Kentucky, where she was also born. John B. Pittman came to the United States many years ago and settled in Ohio as a farmer, but after a few years removed to Indiana, whence he came to Warren County in 1844, settling on about five hundred acres of land in Greenbush Township, where he died about 1861, leaving a widow and six children. His son James B. Pittman, farmed about ninety acres of his father's homestead until his retirement from active life, since when he and his good wife have lived at Roseville. The following facts concerning their children will be of interest in this connection: Dr. W. E. Pittman is practicing medicine at Roseville; J. B. and C. E. Pittman are merchants at Kewanee, Henry County; Dr. Samuel M. Pittman was the next in the order of birth; George B. Pittman, Miss Emma Pittman and Mrs. Callie (Pittman) Hiatt live at Roseville; Harry Pittman is practicing medicine, in Camp Point, Ill.; J. S. Pittman is a member of his father's household; Oscar Pittman died in 1883. Dr. Samuel M. Pittman received his primary education in the district schools in Greenbush Township, his advanced literary education at Lake Forest University, and his professional education at Rush Medical College, Chicago. from which institution he was graduated with the degree of M. D. in 1888, since when he has been in active practice in Greenbush. Politically he is a Democrat, and he and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. He married at Chicago, October, 1888, Flora M. Vandeveer, daughter of A. Vandeveer, formerly of Warren County, who removed to Nebraska nine years ago and is now living at Auburn, his wife being dead. Mrs. Pittman has borne her husband a son whom they named Claude. Doctor Pittman's grandfather and grandmother, J. F. and Ruth (Jared) Simmons, are living in the village of Greenbush; the for mer was born in 1813, the latter in 1815.

Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois
and the history of Warren County.
Edited by: Newton Bareman, LL. D. & Paul Selby, A. M.
Published by: Munsell Publishing Company
Chicago 1903.