SAMUEL M. TEMPLETON, proprietor of the drug store, in Washington County, is a native of the borough born in June 1835. His grandfather Dr. S. Murdoch established a drug business in Washington County many years ago which the father of our subject, Dr. Joseph Templeton, who was a physician of prominence in his day, entered in 1843.
S.M. Templeton attended the common schools and college of the place of his birth, receiving a good practical education, and in 1855 began learning the drug business in the store that had been established by his grandfather, ultimately becoming a regular pharmacist. In 1861 he enlisted in Company A, 12th Regiment as a private serving three months and after his discharge returned to Washington County where he resumed the drug business at the same stand that had been previously occupied by his grandfather and father.
On June 10, 1808, Mr. Templeton married Rebecca, daughter of Alexander Murdoch of Washington County, by which union there are three children: Alexander M.; Nelly; and Betty--all living at home.
Politically our subject is Republican but is no office seeker. In church connections he is United Presbyterian faith. His residence is on North Main Street just outside the borough limits.
Text taken from page 286 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed February 1997 by Elizabeth Burns of Phoenix, AZ as part of the Beers Project.
Published February 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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