DR. EDWARD CLIFTON PEGRAM, M.D., deceased, was born in Woody, Greene county, Illinois, October 12, 1873, and was a son of E.B. and Rosalia (Watson) Pegram. After attending the Woody school for a number of years, he became a pupil in the Carrollton high school and later entered the Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois, as a student in the preparatory department. Subsequently he pursued a thorough course at Rush Medical College, Chicago, from which he was graduated in 1896, and in August of the same year he located at Duncan, Mississippi, where he succeeded in building up a remunerative practice ere his death. He died in 1899 at the age of twenty-three years, eight months and two days.
The Doctor was a young man of great energy and seemed to display special adaptation for the practice of medicine and was winning marked success and an enviable reputation in the place he had chosen as his field of labor. His death came as a great blow to his parents and family and was also deeply regretted by many friends both in Greene county and in the south where he had located.