Samuel Colehour, Jr.
Mt. Carroll IL



Samuel P. Colehour, M. D., a leading physician and surgeon of Mt. Carroll, where he has been established in a general practice about a dozen years, was born at Mt. Carroll, November 27, 1875, son of Samuel P. and Mary J. (Wood) Colehour, both natives of Pennsylvania, the father having been born in Montgomery county. The father of Samuel P. Colehour Sr., was a native of Holland, who came to America in the early part of the nineteenth century and died in the prime of life. The father of Dr. Colehour was a farmer and came to Illinois in the early fifties. He and his wife were married June 2, 1864, and became parents of six children, namely: Frank E., who is an insurance agent at Rockford, ill.; Frederick H., who is in a grain, coal and cement business at Mt. Carroll; Jesse, who is a farmer of Carroll county; John, who died in 1887; George W.; and Dr. Samuel P.

After receiving a common and high school education in his native city, Samuel P. Colehour, Jr., attended the National Medical College, from which he was graduated in 1899, since which time he has been located in Mt. Carroll. He is the official local surgeon for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Company, and for six years held the office of county physician and surgeon. He is connected with the County and State Medical Societies and the American Medical Association, and is medical examiner for the Mutual Life Insurance Company, of New York, the Phoenix Mutual Insurance Company, the Northwestern Insurance Company, and other insurance companies, besides various fraternal organizations. In political view he is a Republican. Fraternally he is affiliated with the A. F. & A. M., the I. O. O. F., the K. P., the M. W. A. and Royal Neighbors.

Dr. Colehour was married April 12, 1906, to Myrtle M. Kinney, born March 16, 1877, daughter of George and Annie (Kingery) Kinney, of Carroll county, and they have two children: Samuel P. III, who was born July 6, 1907, and James Kinney, who was born October 29, 1909. Dr. Coleour has spent practically his entire life in Mt. Carroll and is firmly established in the confidence and esteem of his fellow-townsmen. He has a good standing in his profession and has a reputation for skill and efficiency in all branches of his practice. Mrs. Colehour is a member of the Baptist church and fraternally belongs to the Eastern Star and Rebekahs."

Contributed by Bill Colehour from the History of CarrolL County
Family History of the Colehour's
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