N.T. Thomasson

N.T. Thomasson, physician, Murfreesboro, Ark. In presenting in this work     
brief biographical sketches of representative citizens of the county, among  
those in the medical profession is very properly given a short review of the 
life of Dr. Thomasson, and of his identification with the town of            
Murfreesboro. His parents, W.B. and Mary A. (Stewart) Thomasson, were        
natives of South Carolina and New Jersey, respectively, and the father was a 
lawyer by profession. He moved to Clark County, Ark., in 1873, then to Pike  
County in 1875, and in 1876 was elected circuit clerk, which position he     
filled in an able and satisfactory manner for seven years. He has now        
retired to his farm, five miles south of town. Dr. N.T. Thomasson was reared 
in Georgia until fourteen years of age, and received a good practical        
education in the common schools. He came with his parents to Clark County in 
1873, but in 1875 went to New York, and attended school at Watkins, where    
he remained until the fall of 1877. He then went to Michigan, entered Hope   
College at Holland, where he remained six months, and then returned to       
Arkansas. Here he at once began reading medicine under Dr. McKethan, and     
after a certain length of time he went to Arkadelphia, where he was in a     
drug store until the spring of 1879. In the fall of that year he entered the 
Medical College at Little Rock, and graduated in March, 1881. He then        
returned to Murfreesboro, and at once began the practice of his profession.  
He was married, in 1885, to Miss Mollie Bryant, of Bingen, Hempstead County, 
Ark., and to them were born two children - Annie Pearl and May. The Doctor   
has gained a widespread reputation as a faithful and skillful practitioner,  
and as a physician, and personally is highly esteemed.                       
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, 1890, Pike County, 
pages 341-342.                                                               
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