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Tucker - George

Source: H.W. Beckwith History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago:  HH Hill) p 582

George W. TUCKER, physician and surgeon, Bowers, was b. in  Parke County, this state in 1844 and is the son of George and  Mary Tucker, the former a native of Providence County, RI the  latter of Warren County, NY. They came to Parke Co. in 1831 and  settled in Liberty Twp, where they died, the former in 1870 aged  83 the latter in 1852 aged 53 years. Dr. Tucker was marr. in 1880  to Mrs. Rachel Raymond (BARNES) daughter of Michael Barnes. She  is a native of Ohio; her father also of Ohio; mother of NJ. The  subject of this sketch was educated by his own exertion in the  common schools and the academy of Bloomingdale, Parke Co. In  1857, he went to Vermilion County, Illinois to learn the art of  farming, with a brother-in-law, but disliking the business after  a time returned to Parke Co. and began the study of medicine with  his brother, JP Tucker, at Annapolis, where he remained 3 years,  then completed the course of lectures necessary for graduation in  the Indiana Medical College at Indianapolis with the class of  '79. Not being possessed with the necessary means to defray the  expenses of graduation he deferred this part till a future time.  Then he went to Jacksonville, Fountain County, this state, where  he practiced till July 1880, when he located at Bowers, Sugar  Creek Township. His wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal  Church. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a  member of the ancient order of Masons at Annapolis. - transcribed by kbz
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