Biographical Sketch of Thomas Benton Dickson, M.D.
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Thomas B. Dickson was born February 14, 1863, at Adairsville, Georgia, the third son of Thomas Dickson (a leading farmer and stock-raiser), and Tillie Stallings, daughter of Rev. Mr. Stallings, a Baptist minister, of Atlanta, Georgia. Thomas attended public schools until the age of twenty-one, moving from Georgia to Collinsville, Alabama, about 1875. While completing his education in Memphis, Tennessee, the subject of our sketch, determined to become a physician, and, attended the Memphis Hospital Medical College, in 1886. After practicing nearly three years in the State of Arkansas, Dr. Dickson came to Chelsea, Cherokee Nation, at the end of 1889, and is still located at that point. On March 25, 1891, he married Miss Cynthia Parrott, daughter of William Parrott, a prominent Cherokee during the War of the Rebellion. Mrs. Dickson’s mother was a Miss Carter, sister of John Carter, representative in the national council. Mrs. Dickson is a kind, gentle lady, as well as being refined and accomplished. Dr. Dickson is nearly six feet in height, and a man of fine, intellectual appearance; he is well educated, and, as a physician, has the confidence of his people; he is both generous and charitable, and therefore exceedingly popular. Dr. Dickson has 350 acres of farm, 175 of which is in a good state of cultivation; he also has four lots in Chelsea, and a small, but neat residence.