Biography - T Williams

T. W. WILLIAMS, M. D. Prominent among the younger physicians and surgeons of Litchfield may be mentioned Dr. Williams, who located in this place in August, 1888, and has since won for himself an enviable reputation as an able practitioner and genial gentleman. He was born near Litchfield, in Macoupin County, Ill., April 23, 1855, being the son of Elihu and Martha (Cormack) Williams. His parents were originally from Tennessee, and were among the pioneers of Macoupin County, where they entered land from the Government and made a pleasant home.
The rudiments of our subject's education were acquired in the common schools of the neighborhood, and he subsequently entered Blackburn University, at Carlinville, Ill., where he availed himself to the utmost of the splendid educational advantages there afforded him. He had decided to follow the medical profession, and in order to carry out that resolve he commenced to read medicine with his uncle, Dr. A. W. Cormack, at Fredonia, Kan. He took a course of lectures at the American Medical College, of St. Louis, from which he was graduated in 1878.
Mr. Williams' theoretical knowledge gained, he located at Greenfield, this State, where he opened an office, and for a time practiced his profession. Thence he removed to Coal Bluff, Ind., and from that place to Arkansas City, Kan., where he remained only a short time. He also practiced at Fredonia, Kan., coming from that city to Litchfield, where he has permanently located. Although he has been here but a few years, he has already established a lucrative practice, and enjoys the confidence of the people, who repose the greatest trust in his ability and skill.
Dr. Williams is a member of the county and State medical societies, and is also identified with the Knights of Pythias. His marriage in December, 1879, united him with Miss Mary A. Pickett, of Indianapolis, and they are the parents of three children: Lena, Mamie, and an infant unnamed. Dr. and Mrs. Williams are attendants at and supporters of the Presbyterian Church, and are prominently connected with many important measures for the progress of the place.

Extracted 12 Jan 2017 by Norma Hass from 1892 Portrait and Biographical Record of Montgomery and Bond Counties, Illinois, pages 495-496.

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