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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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DR. S. W. DINSMORE, physician and surgeon, Sharpsburg, was born in Armstrong county, Pa., in 1850, a son of Robert and Mary Reed (Johnson) Dinsmore, the former a, prominent merchant. Our subject received an academic education at Reed’s Institute, Clarion county, Pa., and the University of Lewisburg. He commenced the study of medicine in 1872, and after graduating practiced one year in Camden, N. J., but since 1877 has resided in Sharpsburg. He graduated at the Homeopathic College, Philadelphia, in 1876, and holds a diploma from the General hospital of Vienna, Austria, where he was a student three months; also a paper showing his ability in the treatment of diseases of the nose and throat. He married, in 1878, Emma, daughter of Lewis W. Lewis, who was a prominent citizen of Sharpsburg, and two children have been born to this union: Winfield C. and Marion H. Dr. Dinsmore is a Mason, a member of the Baptist Church, and politically a republican.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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