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Biography of Oliver Bagby, M. D.

Dr. Oliver Bagby, a pioneer physician of Vinita, who for twenty-nine years was engaged in practice here, has become widely and favorably known throughout this section of the state, both in his professional capacity and also as a leader in financial affairs. He was born near New Haven, in Franklin County, Missouri, December 26, 1858, his parents being Julian and Mary E. (Bridges) Bagby, both of whom were born in the year 1834. The Bagby family came originally from. Glasgow, Scotland, and the maternal ancestors were also natives of the land of hills and heather, the grandfather, Andrew W. Bridges, having made his home in Scotland previous to his emigration to this country. Julian Bagby was born in Cumberland County, Virginia, in 1834, and his father, Madison Bagby, was born in Virginia in 1808, removing to Tennessee in 1847. At Memphis, that state, the latter followed the trade of a millwright and during the Mexican war was employed in the navy yard but after the close of that conflict returned to Virginia. When thirteen years of age Julian Bagby went to Missouri and his education was acquired in the Seminary for Males at Springfield, that state. He afterward engaged in teaching school and for six months served with the Confederate troops as an orderly sergeant under Captain Joseph Bell, while he was also with General Jackson’s Home Guard, attached to Price’s army. His marriage occurred in Missouri in 1857, and he followed the occupation of farming in that state until 1867, when he established a nursery business on Cedar creek, in Franklin County, developing one of the most extensive...

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