Russell Rudolph, D.D.S.



RUSSELL RUDOLPH, D. D. S., a leading dentist of Kittanning, and now serving as president of the Armstrong County Dental Association, has been at this location since 1906. He is a native of Jefferson county, this State, born in Punxsutawney March 18, 1876, son of A. A. and Rebecca Ann (Tobin) Rudolph.

The Doctor's parents were both natives of Jefferson county, and his father, who has been a farmer throughout his active years, still resides at Punxsutawney. The mother died at the age of fifty-seven years and was buried in the Ridgemont cemetery in that place. She was born at Brockwayville, daughter of James A. and Margaret (Groves) Tobin, and was of Scotch-Irish extraction. Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph had a family of eight children, of whom six survive, and Russell, second of the family, is the only one who resides in Armstrong county. Mr. Rudolph was a Democrat in politics in his early years, but of late has been associated with the Prohibition party. He is a member of the M. E. Church, in which he has held official position.

 Russell Rudolph received his early education in the public schools of Bell township, Jefferson county, and later became a student at the Clarion State Normal School, from which he was graduated in 1898. After that he taught school for two years in Jefferson county, and then began to prepare his professional career, attending the dental department of the Medico-Chirurgical College at Philadelphia. After his graduation he opened an office at Altoona, Pa., where he was in practice for a year and a half, on Jan. 1, 1906, coming to Kittanning, where he established himself in his present office in the Crawford building at No. 113 South Jefferson street. His success was pronounced from the start and by conscientious attention to all who sought his services he has built up a large patronage. He is a prominent member of the Armstrong County Dental Association, of which he has been president for the last year, and he is one of the most active members of the First Presbyterian Church, of which he is an elder as well as secretary of the Men's Bible class. He is a Mason, belonging to Blue Lodge, Chapter and Commandery, and is also a member of the Royal Arcanum. On political questions he is independent.

Dr. Rudolph has attained a high position in Kittanning by his own merits.

On June 15, 1905, Dr. Rudolph was married to Clare Doverspike, who was born at Eddyville, in Red Bank township, this county, daughter of I.D. and Anna Clara (Fleming) Doverspike, of that township. They have three children: Anna Rebecca, Russell Doverspike and Lovette Clare. The family is at No. 112 Rebecca street, Kittanning.

Source: Page 498-499, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914
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