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ISAAC M. ABRAHAM,
Isaac M. Abraham, physician and surgeon, and dealer in drugs and stationery, is a native of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and was born June 28, 1827. He was reared to manhood in that county, receiving his primary education in the public schools. . In 1848-9, he attended Carmichael's Academy, and in 1850-1, he was a student at the Green Academy, at Greenfield, Pennsylvania. In 1854, he began the study of medicine under Dr. S. B. Chalfaut, at Upper Middleton, Pennsylvania, remaining so engaged for three years. During this time he attended a course of lectures at the Cleveland Medical College, and in 1865, he entered Starling Medical College, at Columbus, Ohio, from which institution he graduated. In 1856, he began the practice of his profession in New Holland, Ohio, there remaining till 1862, when he recruited a company and enlisted in Company E, One Hundred and Fourteenth Ohio Infantry Volunteers. After eighteen months service, when captain of his company, he resigned to enlist in the medical department as assistant surgeon. In the fall of 1863, he took charge of the prison hospital at Camp Chase, Ohio, and in January 1865, was transferred to Tripler Hospital, near Columbus, Ohio. Here he continued until obtaining his discharge, in October, 1865. In that year he immigrated to Harrisonville, Missouri, and resumed the practice of medicine, which he has since followed with satisfactory results. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity. Dr. A. has been three times married. First, to Miss Elizabeth J. Thompson, in January, 1857. They had two children: Annie and Frank. Mrs. Abraham's death occurred October 4, 1866. He was again married June 5, 1868, to Miss Dora Jack. She died April 1, 1870, and from this union one child is living. The doctor was married for the third time October 1, 1877, to Maud Zimmerman. They have one son, Ray. He has a fine farm in Bates County of 340 acres, which is well improved.
History of Cass and Bates Counties, O.P. Williams & Co. 1883

JAMES M. ADAMS.
The subject of this sketch was born in Jackson County, Missouri,. November 29, 1829. In 1836 he was brought by the family to Cass County, Missouri, where he was reared in the occupation of farming,, receiving his education from the schools of this county. He now lives on a part of what was formerly the home farm. In 1863 he removed to. Johnson County, there remaining until the spring of 1864. He then went to Colorado, and was engaged for four months in freighting for the government. After that time he returned home. He has a farm of two hundred acres of land that will average vv ith any in the county, most of which is under cultivation. Mr. Adams was married January 23, 1858, to Miss Margaret Yost, a native of Kentucky. They had three children : Mary C, Elizabeth J., and James L. Mrs. Adams' death occurred May 26, 1875. Mr. Adams is a member of the Baptist Church. He resides on section 15.
History of Cass and Bates Counties, O.P. Williams & Co. 1883

GEORGE S. AKIN, M. D.
George S. Akin, M.D. owes his nativity to Cayuga County, New York. When at the age of fourteen years, he removed with the family to Janesville, Wisconsin. In 1848 he began the study of his profession under Dr. R. B. Treat (now of Chicago), remaining with him for four years. During that time he attended the Rush Medical College,of Chicago in the terms of 185 1-2-3. In 1853 he removed to Monroe, Green County, Wisconsin, where he embarked in the practice of medicine, continuing to live there for three years, thence to McGregor, Iowa, there being engaged in the drugs trade with his brother, together with his practice until 1859, when he emigrated to Colorado and settled near Central City. He resumed practicing and also followed mining until August i, 1862, when he was commissioned regimental surgeon of the Second Colorado Regiment) serving in that capacity until July 31, 1865. He then came to this city, and the same year, with Mr. M. Cummings, opened a drug and hardware store in Harrisonville, which they continued to conduct for three years. Dr. Akin afterwards gave his whole attention to the practice. He has been twice married ; the first time on March 15, 1853. His wife died in March, 1868, leaving one son. Freeman H. The doctor was again married September 18, 1870, to Miss Rachel Howard, a native of Indiana. They have two children: Tempie A., and B. L. He is a member of Lodge, No. 178, I. O. O. F., of this city. For five years he was an alderman of Harrisonville, discharging his official duties in a satisfactory manner. "
History of Cass and Bates Counties, O.P. Williams & Co. 1883

WILLIAM H. ALLEN,
William H. Allen, banker. The subject of this sketch is a native of St. Louis County, Missouri, where he was born June 6, 1836. B. W. Allen, his father, was a native of Massachusetts, and was there married to Miss Emily La Fernia, originally from France. They raised a family of nine children, •of whom William was the eighth child. He grew to manhood, and received his education from the schools of St. Louis County, and in 1854 was engaged in clerking in St. Louis, Missouri. In this capacity he continued until 1857. He then removed to Kansas City and held the position of bookkeeper with Northrup & Chick, and in 1860 became a member of that firm. In 1861 the establishment became W, H. Chick & Co., its members being W. H. Chick, L. P. Brown and W. H. Allen. They carried on business until 1865, when M. T. Armys became associated with them, and they then established a house in St. Louis, Mr. Allen taking the management of the latter house. He was identified with this branch until 1868, in which year he came to Harrisonville and embarked in banking. He has a fine bank building, and its interior fixtures and decorations will compare favorably with any in Northwest Missouri. He was united in marriage December 5, i860, with Miss Arabella M. Burnett, a daughter of Henry Burnett, of Kentucky. They have four children living : William D., Lizzie B., Marvin and Hattie. They are members of the M, E. Church. Mr. A. is a man of excellent ;financial ability, and well fitted for his chosen calling in life.
History of Cass and Bates Counties, O.P. Williams & Co. 1883

JAMES M. ALLISON,
James M. Allison, section 33, was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, June 12, 1825. His father, Samuel Allison, a native of Maryland, married in Washington County, Ohio, Miss Mary Murphy, also of that county. They had eleven children, James being the fourth, and he is the twin brother of Thomas J. Allison, of Holden, Missouri. When six years of age he was taken by the family to Athens County, Ohio, where he was reared in the occupation of a stone mason. In 1848 he left home, and for some time was engaged in working at his trade in different localities. In 1864 he returned to Washington County, Ohio, and was a contractor of mason work on the Marietta & Cincinnati Railroad. In 1866 he came to Johnson County, Missouri, and in 1867 purchased his present place. He has a fine farm of 263 acres of land, the improvements of which are excellent. Mr. Allison was married, April 10, 1850, to Miss Mary A. Feurt, a daughter of Daniel Feurt, a native of Ohio, and of French descent. They have six children : Cordelia A., Oscar F., Mary A., Ada A., Grace F., and Abbie L. They are members of the Baptist Church.
History of Cass and Bates Counties, O.P. Williams & Co. 1883

ISAAC W. AMERMAN, M. D.,
Isaac W. Amerman, M.D., was born in Vermillion County, Indiana, on December 27, 1852. When two years old he was taken by the family to Iroquois County, Illinois, where he resided until eighteen years of age. Then he attended the Grand Prairie College for two years, after which he began his medical studies under Dr. L. M. Bundy, of Glenwood, Illinois. Thus he continued for two years, and subsequently removed to Clay County, Illinois In the fall and winter of 1874, he studied with Drs. Pickthow and Carter, later going to Shelby County, Illinois, where he began the practice of his profession under Dr. F. M. Richardson, of Sexson. He remained with Ihim until July following, and afterwards practiced alone until the fall of 1866-67. He attended a course of lectures at the Medical University of Louisville, Kentucky, and was graduated from that institution in 1880 In March of the same year he returned to Indiana, and resumed his chosen calling until July, when he came to Harrisonville, Missouri, forming a partnership with Dr. Berry. They continued together until April 22, 1882, the partnership being then dissolved. Dr. A. has since been alone in business, and built up an excellent practice, and is well known as a physician of great merit. He was married May 15, 1881, to Miss Mollie E. Angle, a native of Missouri. He belongs to the Masonic fraternity, and also to the O. M. P. and A. O. U. W. They are both members of the Baptist Church.
History of Cass and Bates Counties, O.P. Williams & Co. 1883



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