Albert S. Kaufman, M.D.

ALBERT S. KAUFMAN, M. D. The father of Dr. Albert S. Kaufman, of New Kensington, was Harrison Kaufman, who was born August 9, 1840, in Indiana county, son of Samuel Kaufman, who was born May 31, 1812, died July 27, 1870, and Sarah (Heckman) Kaufman, born April 28, 1811, died February 12, 1890, both were born in Juniata county, Pennsylvania. Samuel Kaufman was a son of Joseph Kaufman and Nancy (Myers) Kaufman, born August 8, 1794, died March 9, 1878; both were born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Harrison Kaufman received his education in the Plumville Academy. For twenty-five years he taught during the winters and in the summers engaged in farming in Indiana county. For some time he held the office of township auditor. He is a Republican, and for thirty years or more has served as elder in the Presbyterian church of Bethel, Pennsylvania. Mr. Kaufman married Margaret, daughter of Levi and Jane Young, of Indiana county, and they have children: Albert S., mentioned hereafter; Harry E., minister of Presbyterian church at Harrisville, Pennsylvania; Ella Blanche, wife of J. M. Robinson, teacher in Indiana county; George W., student at Allegheny Theological Seminary; and Grace E., wife of Harry S. Pounds, farmer of Westmoreland county.

Albert S. Kaufman, son of Harrison and Margaret (Young) Kaufman, was born June 11, 1869, in Indiana county, where he received his primary education in the common schools, passing thence to the Jacksonville Academy and the Indiana State Normal school. During four years he taught in the schools of his native county. After spending three years in the office of Dr. W. L. Shields, of Jacksonville, he entered Baltimore Medical College, from which he graduated in 1893 with the degree of Doctor of Medicine, afterward receiving the endorsement of Western Pennsylvania Medical College, of Pittsburg. Immediately after graduation he opened an office in New Kensington, where he has since continuously remained and has built up a successful practice. Dr. Kaufman is first vice-president of the Westmoreland County Medical Society, is also a member and ex-president of the Allegheny Valley Medical Society, and of the New Kensington Physicians Association. He is examiner for the Equitable Life Assurance Society of New York, Metropolitan of New York, Aetna of Hartford, Connecticut, Sun Life of Canada, Penn Mutual of Philadelphia, Pittsburg Life and Trust, Equitable of Des Moines, Iowa, Bankers of Des Moines, Iowa, and Modern Woodmen of America. At one time he held the office of auditor of the borough. He is a Republican in politics. He is an elder in the United Presbyterian church of Parnassus. Dr. Kaufman married Susan E., daughter of M. H. and Jane Henry, of Indiana county, and they have children: Mary M., born August 5, 1893; Albert R., born September 5, 1895; Grace Elizabeth, born July 5, 1898, died February 21, 1900; Anna Bell, born November 25, 1900; Ruth D., born February 28, 1903, died August 23, 1905; ndd Helen, born October 13, 1905.

Source: Page(s) 190, History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
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