HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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T. J. PRIMM, physician, Athens; son of Thomas and Elizabth (Stalling) Primm; was born in this county Jan. 25, 1822; during his early life, he acquired a good English education, and prepared for a medical course, upon which he entered in 1846, at the Missouri University, S t. Louis; he graduated in 1850; he entered upon the duties of his profession at Athens; in 1852, he attended medical lectures at St. Louis; also in 1854, and, in 1856, at Louisville, Ky.; this has been the principal field of his professional labor thus far. Mr. Primm is a well-read man, and of acknowledged ability as a physician; he has accumulated a large property, and now owns upward of two thousand acres of fine land, and is a highly respected citizen; his parents were natives of Virginia; his mother, with her parents, came into the Territory of Illinois in 1796, remaining for a time at what was known as Whiteside station; she lived to the ripe age of 85, and died Oct. 26, 1877; his father came to the Territory of Illinois in 1802, locating near St. Louis, Mo.; he served in the war of 1812, and settled in Menard Co. in 1820; he died May 14, 1856. The Primms were prominent pioneers, and further mention of them will be found in the general history.


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