Biography of Dr. R. S. Wallace
Armstrong County, PA Biographies

R. S. WALLACE, M.D., is an active, prom inent and useful physician of East Brady, Clarion county, whose field of practice extends over a large part of Clarion, Armstrong and Butler counties. R. S. Wallace, M.D, is a surgeon of the Allegheny Valley railroad. He is a son of Dr. S. S. and Martha (Craig) Wallace, and was born in Sugar. Creek township, Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, February 10, 1832. Dr. S. S. Wallace was born in Carlisle, Pa., September 12, 1801, and died January 11, 1870.

He married Martha Craig, who is a danghter of John Craig, of Armstrong county. They were the parents of nine children, of whom six are living.

R. S. Wallace was reared in his native township. He received his edneation in the common schools and Butler academy. Leaving school in 1852, be determined upon medicine for a life vocation and commenced his medical studies with his father, Dr. S. S. Wallace, at Brady's Bend. After completing the required course of reading lie entered Jefferson Medical college, of Philadelphia, from which celebrated institution be was graduated in the class of 1855. Immediately after graduating he returned to Armstrong county, where be located at Brady's Bend and was successfully engaged in the practice of his chosen profession until 1872, when be removed to East Brady, in Clarion county, and has been in active and successful practice there ever since. He makes a specialty of surgery, in which he has gained the reputation of being skilled, accurate, rapid and successful. In all departments of the medical profession, for the last quarter of a century, there has been a rapid and wonderful advancement, and the fact that Dr. Wallace has always been abreast of the times, and has steadily held his place in this march of medical progress, is best attested by the wide field of practice which he has in Clarion and Armstrong counties, He is a member of the Clarion County Medical society, has been examiner for a number of life insurance companies for several years and is surgeon for the Allegheny Valley railroad.

May 26, 1859, he united in marriage with Ada Newlon, daughter of Elijah Newlon, who was engaged in the mercantile and iron manufacturing business for many years. To Dr. and Mrs. Wallace have been born two children: Cora and Annie.

In polities, Dr. Wallace is a republican. He is a Free Mason and holds membership in Kittanning Lodge, No. 244, F. & A. M. Although neither prominent nor active in political matters, yet he takes an active interest in everything that benifits his community or his fellow-citizens, While earnest, zealous and successful as a physician and surgeon, Dr. Wallace is also known and esteemed as a man for his uniform courtesy, high sense of honor and strict integrity.

Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia
of Indiana and Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania
Samuel T. Wiley, Historian & Editor
John M. Greshan & Co.
Philadelphia, 1891

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