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Below is a family biography included in the Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania published in 1904 by T. S. Benham & Company and The Lewis Publishing Company; Elwood Roberts, Editor.  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. TITUS ALBRIGHT. The Albright family (Albrecht as it was originally spelled) came originally from Germany, settling in Lehigh county, Pennsylvania. Daniel, grandfather, was the immigrant. He purchased a large tract of land in Lehigh county after farming for a number of years with great success.

Among his children was Henry S., father of Dr. Titus Albright. He was born in Lehigh county, in 1817, and died in Bucks county in 1874. He removed with his father’s family from Lehigh county, locating in Hilltown township, Bucks county, at an early age. He was educated in the schools of the vicinity, and on relinquishing school studies engaged in the occupation of farming, in which he was very successful, continuing therein many years. He also conducted a store in Hilltown, and acquired a knowledge of surveying, doing much work also in that line in the neighborhood. He was elected to the office of justice of the peace, and held it for a period of twenty-five years. He was a man of excellent judgment and gave attention to the settlement of estates and other business requiring much care and imposing considerable responsibility. He married Catharine High, of Hilltown township, where she was born in 1820. Mrs. Albright died in 1900. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Albright: Lucy, Hannah, Mary, Lydia, Mahlon, Reuben, Henry, Charles, Daniel, and Titus, the last named the subject of this sketch.

Titus Albright was born on the old homestead in Hilltown, February 4, 1861. Acquiring his early education in the public schools of the district, he became a student at the Millersville State Normal School. Desiring to pursue medical studies and become a physician, he entered the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania, graduating therefrom with honors in 1885. He then located in the village (now borough) of Hatfield, and entered upon the practice of medicine, which he has continued ever since very successfully, being regarded as one of the leading physicians of that section of Montgomery county. Dr. Albright married, in 1883, Miss Elizabeth E. Eckel, a daughter of J. L. Eckel, a farmer of Bucks county. The children of Dr. Titus and Elizabeth Albright: Eva, Blanche, Helen, Grace, Robert, Markley and George.

In politics Dr. Albright is a Democrat, taking an active interest in the success of his party principles and candidates. He secured the appointment of postmaster at Hatfield during the second administration of President Grover Cleveland, and conducted the office to the entire satisfaction of the patrons without regard to their political predilections. He was named on the Democratic ticket for the position of prothonotary of Montgomery county, and although the county is strongly Republican was defeated only by a narrow margin. He is not in any sense, however, an office seeker, preferring to devote his time and attention to the duties of his profession. He is examining physician for several life insurance companies, his wide medical experience being of great service to him in this capacity. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and of the board of health of the borough of Hatfield. He is a progressive man in every sense of the word, the organization of the borough a few years ago having been at his suggestion, and carried through largely as the result of his earnest work and influence. Having made the first move in that direction he has been called the “Father of the Borough.” He has also been the organizer of several beneficial and other societies. Fraternally Dr. Albright is a member of the Masonic order. In religious faith he is a Mennonite, but his family attend the Baptist church, his wife having been reared in that faith. Dr. Albright is widely known and generally respected. He is always ready to exert himself for the benefit of the community in which he lives, and enjoys the respect and confidence of all who know him.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in the Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania published in 1904 by T. S. Benham & Company and The Lewis Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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