Dr. M. V. B. Montgomery
M.V.B. MONTGOMERY, Physician, Opdyke. This gentleman is a native of Ohio,
being born near Cincinnati, March 4, 1837, on the day President Martin Van
Buren was inaugurated, and whose initials he bears. His father, Alesander
MONTGOMERY, was a native of New Jersey, of Scotch descent; he was a farmer,
and died in this county, to which he had come in May, 1869.
The mother of our subject, Catharine (JAGGERS) MONTGOMERY, was a native of
New Jersey. She was also of Scotch descent, and the other of twelve children;
she died in this county.
Our subject is the youngest of the twelve children, who are all living
and married except one. He was educated in Indiana, and received his medical
education in the Ohio Medical College at Cincinati. Dr. Montgomery followed
his profession two years in Indiana, and then in 1863, came to Jefferson
County, ILL. settling near Lynchburg, and in 1870 removed to Opdyke, where
he now follows his profession, enjoying the esteem of the people.
The Doctor was joined in matrimony, April 25, 1861, in Jennings County,
IND, to Miss Serena P. JONES, born January 8, 1840, in Jennings County,
daughter of David C. and Susan C. (PRATHER) JONES, he a native of Virginia,
and she a native of Indiana. Mrs. Dr. Montgomery is the mother of two children
now living -- George W., born May 10, 1866, and Lena L., born March 7,
1869. Dr. Montgomery is an A.F.& A.M., also an I.O.O.F. He owns a fine
farm of 160 acres near Opdyke. In politics, he has always been identified
with the Democratic party.
SOURCE:"The History of Jefferson County,
Illinois" by Wm. Henry Perrin 1883
Submitted by: Carol Cicotte
Jan 22, 1998