Biographical Sketch of T. B. Head, M. D.

Discover your
family's story.

Enter a grandparent's name to get started.

choose a state:
Start Now

Thomas Benton Head is a native Missourian, and was born in Randolph County, May 2, 1832, and there grew to manhood and received his non-professional education. In 1858, he went to Philadelphia, and entered the Jefferson Medical College and took a thorough course in medicine and surgery, graduating there from in 1859. He repaired at once to Grundy County, Missouri, where he began the practice at Trenton. He continued there till the spring of 1861, when he moved to Howard County. The war was then darkening the land, and Dr. Head entered the Confederate service as assistant surgeon, and served three years. On quitting the army, he came to Daviess County, Missouri, and located for the practice in Jackson township where he has ever since resided.

Dr. Head was married, in Howard County, this State, to Miss Bettie Patterson, on the 1st of September, 1859. They had three children; named respectively, Florence, James D. and Texas. Mrs. Head died in 1869.

When the doctor was a young man living at Huntsville, he worked three years for Garth & Smith, tobacconists, for which service he received a compensation of $7.50 per month. At this writing he is in the midst of a large and lucrative practice, from which it may be inferred that his success as a physician is eminent.



MLA Source Citation:

The History of Daviess County, Missouri. Daviess County, Missouri: Birdsall & Dean. 1882. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 18 December 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/missouri/biographical-sketch-of-t-b-head-m-d.htm - Last updated on Jul 31st, 2012


Categories:

Locations: ,
Surnames:

Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.

Connect With Us!

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares
Share This

Share This

Share this post with your friends!