DR. J. W. REDWINE, who is engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery at White Hall, was born in Scott County, Illinois, in 1858, his parents being Isaac D. and Allie (Pruitt) Redwine, both of whom are still living. The mother was a daughter of Robert Pruitt.
Dr. Redwine attended the common schools in his early youth and in 1874 he left home, going to Chillicothe, Missouri, where he became a college student. When he had acquired a good literary education he began preparation for the practice of medicine and surgery, matriculating in the St. Louis Medical College. He afterward entered the Missouri Medical College, from which he was graduated in the class of 1882. In 1879 he became a resident of White Hall and since his graduation has practiced in this city, having a good patronage. Reading, observation and experience have added greatly to his knowledge and promoted his efficiency and through his perusal of medical journals he keeps in touch with the progress that is continually being made as the members of the profession contribute from their experience to the sum total of learning concerning the medical science.
In 1882 Dr. Redwine was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. Tunison, a daughter of Jacob D. Tunison, who was born in Somerset county, New Jersey, on the 4th of October, 1825. He was a son of Henry and Sarah (Castner) Tunison, also natives of New Jersey. The Tunisons came to Greene county in 1838, locating in White Hall, where the father resided until 1845. He dealt in thoroughbred cattle, carefully conducted his business affairs and was highly esteemed in business circles for his enterprise and fair dealing. In his family were ten children and it is one of the most prominent old families of the county, its members having taken an active and helpful part in the work of upbuilding and progress in this section of the state.
Dr. Redwine endorses the principles of Democracy and casts his ballot for the men and measures of the party. Fraternally he belongs to the Knights of Pythias lodge. He has a wide acquaintance in this county and his social worth, as well as his professional skill, has gained him the warm regard and friendship of many with whom he has been brought in contact.