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Biography of William R. Brooksher, Sr.

WILLIAM R. BROOKSHER, SR. It is with true interest that the biographer takes up his pen to write of the Brooksher, family, one of the prominent ones of the county, and one of its members, W. R. Brooksher, Sr., who is actively engaged in agricultural pursuits. This representative citizen was born in South Carolina April 16, 1829, a son of Samuel and Nancy (Wilson) Brooksher, both of whom were born in South Carolina , and grandson of S. Brooksher, who was a soldier of the Revolution. The family was founded in this country by Surft Brooksher, who came from Germany in an early day, and located in South Carolina, where he spent the rest of his days. The maternal grandfather, Vincent Wilson, moved from near Rockbridge, Virginia, to South Carolina, finally to Georgia, and passed from life in that State. Samuel and Nancy Brooksher moved to Georgia from the Palmetto State, and in that State the mother passed from life. In 1882 the father came to Marion County, Arkansas, and was here called from life four years later. He and his wife were the parents of six children: Rachel C., William R., Lucinda, Washington B., Mary and Ann. William R. and Washington B. were soldiers of the Civil War, and the latter is now residing in Georgia. William R. Brooksher came to Marion County, Arkansas, in 1869, and located on the farm of 200 acres on which he is now residing, which he has since been successfully engaged in tilling, and on which he has given considerable attention to the raising of stock. He was married to Miss Hester...

Biography of William R. Brooksher, M. D.

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...

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