mTitle: History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania: including its early settlement and progress to the present time ; a description of its historic and interesting localities ; its cities, towns and villages; religious, educational, social and military history ; mining, manufacturing and commercial interests, improvements, resources, statistics, etc. ; also, biographies of many of its representative citizens
Author: Cushing, Thomas, b. 1821
THOMAS M. FIFE, physician, post office Bennett, was born March 24, 1849, in Upper St. Clair Township, son of THOMAS and JANE (McGOUN) FIFE, latter of whom is of Scotch birth. The progenitors of the FIFE family in America were WILLIAM and JOHN, natives of Ireland, who in an early day came to this country. The paternal grandfather, JAMES FIFE, was a native of Ireland, coming to America when he was 3 years old. They were all farmers by occupation, and Presbyterians. JAMES farmed and married here, and reared a family of 11 children. Of these, THOMAS, aged now 84 years, is the only one living; his wife is also living, and they are the parents of three children; JAMES, ROBERT and THOMAS M. The subject of this sketch was educated at Bethel Academy, and subsequently attended Washington and Jefferson College; after the division in the college, in 1868, he read medicine with Dr. D. Donaldson, and in the spring of 1871 graduated from the Cleveland College, located in Noblestown, Pa. After five years he came to Millvale, where he has a fine practice. The doctor was married Sept. 4, 1873, to ISABELLA G. ELLIOTT, and they are the parents of four children: MORGAN E., JESSIE I., THOMAS M. and WALTER G. DR. FIFE is a democrat, and is a member of the A. O. U. W.
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