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Dr Robert Lawrence Piper, Sr

Dr Robert Lawrence Piper, Sr

Birth
Hopewell, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 15 Feb 1936 (aged 70)
Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 54744945 · View Source
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ROBERT L. PIPER, M. D., a prominent physician and surgeon at Tyrone, Pa., and
an interested and useful citizen, was born on the old Piper homestead in
Bedford County, Pa., on which his great-grandfather, John Piper, had settled
and in which he erected what was known as Piper's Fort, a strong building
used as a place of refuge from the Indians. The parents of Dr. Piper were
James and Lydia (Fink) Piper.

The Piper family is one of the oldest in Bedford County. Three brothers
of the name came to this section from Ireland and the great-grandfather
settled on the farm in Bedford County, now owned by Samuel Piper, a brother
of Dr. Piper, in 1770. Here generations of the family have been born and a
number of them have become prominent in different walks of life. The
grandfather of Dr. Piper was a veteran of the War of 1812 and a grand-uncle,
was a member of the legislature. Dr. Piper is one of the following family of
children: Edward, who, for thirty years was connected with the Atchison
Railroad, now lives retired at El Paso, Tex.; William Scott, who died at home
when aged twenty-six years; Samuel, who lives in Everett, and owns the old
farm in Bedford County; Valentine, who is an engineer on the Great Northern
Railroad, lives at Minneapolis; Margaret, who is the widow of Dr. Thomas
Rhodes, of Saxton, Bedford County; R. L.; and Mary, who is the wife of James
H. Craig, of Altoona.

Robert L. Piper was graduated from the Collegiate Institute, at York,
Pa., in 1886, after which he taught school for two years and then entered
Hahnemann College, Philadelphia, where he was graduated in 1892 and in the
same year located at Tyrone. Here he is in the enjoyment of a large practice
and has repeatedly been shown the confidence and esteem of his fellow
citizens. He is a member of the Blair County Medical Society and of the
American Institute of Homeopathy and is one of the trustees of the State
Homeopathic Society. He is identified also with Tyrone Lodge, F. & A. M.,
Council, Chapter and Shrine; the Odd Fellows, and the Junior order of A. M.

Dr. Piper was married to Miss Maud L. Eberly, who is a daughter of Lee
L. Eberley, of York, Pa., and they have two children: Robert L. and Agnes E.


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  • Created by: p-piper
  • Added: 10 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54744945
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Robert Lawrence Piper, Sr (15 Mar 1865–15 Feb 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54744945, citing Eastlawn Cemetery, Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by p-piper (contributor 47317023) .