WILLIAM R. BROOKSHER, M. D. As a successful physician Dr. Brooksher has done much for the cause of suffering humanity, and has won honor and the evidences of deserved success for himself. While engaged in the cares of his profession, he has not forgotten to fulfill the demands of good citizenship, and no enterprise of a worthy public nature has appealed in vain to him for support. He was born in Bartow County, Ga., in 1864, a son of William R. Brooksher, Sr., a sketch of whom precedes this.
Dr. Brooksher was reared on the old home farm in this county, receiving the advantages of the public schools in the vicinity of his home, and made good progress in his studies. In 1885 he took up the study of medicine, instinctively turning to that broad field of human suffering for his life work, and pursued his investigations in the office of Dr. R. J. Pierce, of this county, after which he entered the Missouri Medical College of St. Louis, where he remained for some time. In 1891 he graduated from the Kentucky School of Medicine at Louisville, with the second honors of his class, composed of 155 graduates, and in 1892-3 he took a post-graduate course in New York City, and is, without doubt, the best read medical man of the county. He makes it a point to keep in touch with every advance made in his profession, and as a general practitioner has already made a name for himself. He is a member of the State and County Medical Associations, gives all his time to his profession, and being skillful, conscientious and faithful, he has gained a large practice. In early life he taught school for some time, and was pronounced an excellent teacher. His wife was Miss Ida Cox, a daughter of P. A. Cox, of Mount Home. She was born in Baxter County, Arkansas, and is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist College, in the class of 1890, and is an accomplished and intelligent lady. The Doctor is a member of Yellville Lodge of the A. F. & A. M., the K. of P.; is a Democrat politically, and has long been connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church, while his wife is a member of the Baptist Church.