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Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri
Biographies of Scott County, 1888


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Thomas E. Tomlinson

Dr. Thomas E. Tomlinson, of Morley, Mo., was born in Dover, Tenn., in 1857, and is a son of Uriah D. Tomlinson, also a native of Stewart County, Tenn. The latter was reared in his native county, and married Mattie S. Outlaw, a native of Montgomery County, Tenn. They removed to Montgomery County in 1863, where Mr. Tomlinson is still living, engaged in merchandising. At present he holds the office of county assessor. His wife died in 1874, aged thirty-four years. They were the parents of ten children, four of whom are living, viz: Hugh D., Alexander O., Eunice (Mrs. Charles Hoffman, of Montgomery County, Tenn.) and Thomas E. Marcus M. came to his death at Charleston, Mo., where he was employed as telegraph operator, by falling off a moving engine. The others died in infancy. Dr. Thomas E., in 1874, engaged in farming in his native county, but the next year commenced studying medicine under the direction of Dr. John F. Outlaw, of Palmyra, Tenn. He next entered a medical college at Nashville, Tenn., and graduated in 1878, after which he began practicing his profession at Union Point, Ill., but the next year (1879) he came to Southeast Missouri, and located at Morley, where he has gained the confidence of the people, and has a large and increasing practice. In September, 1881, he was united in marriage with Ella D. Curd, a native of Mayfield, Ky., and a daughter of E.G. Curd. She died in August 1883, having borne one child that died in infancy. Dr. Tomlinson afterward married Eugenia Harris, who was born and reared in Cape Girardeau County. One child has been born to this union - Ella. Mrs. Tomlinson is a devoted member of the Baptist Church. The Doctor is a member of the I.O.O.F. and of the K. of P.