Thomas W. Scott, M.D.
Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois,
Biographical Review Publishing Co., Chicago, 1892, Page 188
Page 188 THOMAS W. SCOTT, M.D., Rushville, Illinois, is a son of Thomas W. and Catherine (Fitzgerald) Scott, whose history is fully given in another biographical sketch in this work. He was born in Scott county, Kentucky, April 18, 1848, and was but a child when his parents came to Illinois. Here he grew to manhood; he attended the common schools, and also enjoyed the opportunities afforded in the academy at Monmouth, Illinois. He assisted his father in the farm work, and thus gained an intelligent comprehension of agriculture as a science. In 1881 he began the study of medicine at Mount Vernon, Missouri, under the preceptorship of Dr. G. L. Knapp; he subsequently attended lectures at the Missouri Medical College, St. Louis, and was graduated with the degree of M.D. in March, 1884. He immediately located at Mt. Vernon, Missouri, and the following year removed to Rushville. He is a close student of his profession and the science of medicine, and is fully abreast of the times upon all subjects pertaining thereto. The July (1892) session of the Board of County Supervisors appointed him County Physician. In addition to his professional duties the Doctor finds time for horticultural pursuits, and is very successful; he also raises poultry, breeding the best grades. He owns a farm east of Rushville, which is cultivated under his supervision. Politically he is identified with the Democratic party, although he gives little attention to politics beyond exercising his right of suffrage. He is an honored member of the Knights of Pythias. He is a man of great energy and enterprise, and in all the walks of life has earned the success and merited the prosperity that has attended him.
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