Biography - Edmund Douglas

Edmund DOUGLAS, physician and druggist, Hillsboro, was born near Chillicothe, Livingston Co., Mo., February 14, 1846, to William and Parmelia (STRAWN) DOUGLAS, he born in New Gallaway, Scotland, March 9, 1817, and still living in Pike County, Ill. He was a son of John and Jannette (MURRY) DOUGLAS, natives of Scotland. He came to America in 1836, was a carpenter and one of the contractors on the State University at Columbia, Mo., where he was married, and in after life engaged in farming. His wife is a native of Guilford County, N. C., where she was born August 25, 1823, and came to the West in 1830 with her parents, Edmund and Dorcas (MORTON) STRAWN, natives of North Carolina. Our subject is the third of twelve children, seven of whom are living - Andrew, a farmer; Mary, Edmund, John, a farmer; Churchwell, a farmer; William W., a physician, and James, a farmer. All are in Pike County but our subject, who received a district and high school education, and graduated at Bryant & Stratton's Commercial College, at St. Louis. In 1867, he engaged in a general business at Milton, Ill., and in 1872, at the same place, entered into the drug business, where he continued until in 1873, when he came to Hillsboro, where he has since continued. He studied medicine in connection with his business pursuits, and attended lectures at the St. Louis College of Physicians and Surgeons, from whence he graduated February 28, 1881, and practices in connection with his business. He was married October 15, 1875, to Illinois PHILLIPS, daughter of Burrill PHILLIPS, and niece of Gen. J. J. PHILLIPS. By her he has two living children - Noi Elizabeth and Mary Jannette. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge and Chapter, and in his political belief, Democratic.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 102-103.

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