Harrison B. Savage, M. D., Galena, is a son of Dr. Charles Smith Savage and Elizabeth P. (Burgess) Savage. His father was born in Germantown, Mason county, Kentucky, Dec. 8, 1829, the son of James Phillips Savage and Sallie (Currens) Savage. James Phillips Savage was born in Virginia Jan. 16, 1792, a son of James and Mary (Phillips) Savage, both of whom were born in Virginia, whence they came to Kentucky at a very early date. The Savage family is of Welsh origin. The father of James Savage was a Revolutionary soldier. James Phillips Savage came to Kentucky with his widowed mother and, her eleven other children in 1799, in a covered wagon, and settled near Maysville, then called Limestone. There he learned the tanner's trade under Peter Grant, and then went to Germantown, where he worked in the tannery of William Currens, whose daughter he afterward married, and there settled for life. He was married in 1813. His wife was born in Kentucky, April 15, 1799. She bore him the following children: Mary Ann, Elizabeth, William L., Margaret C., James C., Francis A., Charles S., Maria D., Elijah C., and Sallie C. The father became a farmer and merchant, and was also a local preacher of the Methodist Episcopal church. His wife died in 1844, and his death occurred in 1854.
Dr. Charles S. Savage was reared in Germantown, and graduated from Augusta College, Augusta, Ky., in 1848. He then entered the medical department of the University of Louisville from which he received the degree of M. D. in 1851. For years he was associated with that distinguished physician and surgeon, Samuel D. Gross, of Louisville, and then located at Germantown, where he remained in a continuous and active practice until 1900, in which year he came to Galena, where he has since been associated in the practice of medicine with his son, Dr. Harrison B. Savage. In 1856 he married at Germantown, Ky., Miss Elizabeth P. Burgess, also a native of Kentucky. She died in 1894, at the age of fifty-four, leaving two children: Mary Currens, now Mrs. Pepper, and Dr. Harrison B.
Dr. Harrison B. Savage was born in Germantown, Ky., June 28, 1863. In 1879 he received the degree of A. B. in Lexington, (Ky.) University, and during 1881 and 1882 attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons at St. Louis, Mo., and in 1888 graduated in the Bellevue Hospital Medical College of New York City. He began the practice medicine at Germantown, Ky., and from 1889 to 1893 practiced at Glasgow, Mo. In the latter year he located at Galena, where he has since remained and enjoyed a splendid practice. He is a member of the Cherokee County Medical Society, of the Kansas State Medical Society, and of the American Medical Association. He is a member uf the Knights of Pythias and of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks fraternities, and in politics an unswerving Democrat. In 1902 Dr. Harrison B. Savage and Miss Florence Lawder, of Joplin, Mo., here united in marriage.Pages 212-213 from volume III, part 1 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.
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