HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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STITH T. HURST, physician, Greenview; was born in Washington Co., Ky., Sept. 5, 1844. His father, James Hurst, was a native of Kentucky, his mother, of South Carolina. She died when her son was but 3 months old. In 1849, he removed with his father to Menard Co., Ill., where he has resided most of the time since. He enlisted in Co. A, 152d I. V. I., and served until the close of the war. In early life, his opportunities for acquiring an education were limited, but, by perseverance and energy, he succeeded in obtaining a liberal education, and engaged in school-teaching, and attending school for a period of four years, after his discharge from the army. During this time, he studied as best he could such medical books as his limited means would admit of his buying. One year of this time, he devoted exclusively to the study of his chosen profession. In 1869, he attended his first course of lectures at Rush Medical College, Chicago, and, in 1871, he graduated from that school, receiving the degree of M. D. His union with Marietta Walker was celebrated Oct. 19, 1870. She was born in Menard Co., Ill., Aug. 28, 1847, and is a daughter of Joseph Walker, one of the pioneers of Menard Co. Dr. Hurst owns a nicely improved property in the town of Greenview, and a nice and tastily arranged office on the public square. He owes his success in life to perseverance, close attention to business and economy, and is, in the fullest sense of the word, a self-made man. He is a Republican, and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


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