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LAWYERS IN MARION COUNTY IN 1851
Source: Livingston’s Law Register by John Livingston –
Published in 1851
Barnes, S. A.
Good, J. J.
Trice, T. W.
DOCTORS ORGANIZE - Proceedings of the County Medical
The Marion County Medical Society met in convention at
Hamilton on Saturday Feb. 13th, the following named doctors in
Dr. M. C. MARTIN
Dr. T. J. SPRINGFIELD,
Dr. ALEX S. PALMER
Dr. WARREN GUYTON
Dr. W. J.
Application for membership - Dr. A. S. PALMER, who
was received into the Society
On motion the proceedings of
the call meeting held at Guin, Jan. 23 were
Officers elected: T. J. SPRINGFIELD, County
Health Officer; M. C. MARTIN, President of Board; ALEX S. PALMER,
Secretary; B. F. PALMER, Treasurer; Drs. J. W. HOLLADAY, WARREN
GUYTON, J. F. EARNEST, Sensors
L. W. WILLIAMS was granted
license to practice medicine.
Resolutions: 1st Be it
resolved that we, the members of the Marion County Medical Society
do hereby pledge ourselves together and refuse to do the practice
for anyone who has failed to settle his bill made with physician or
give satisfaction for the precious year's practice.
Be it further resolved that if any man refuses to settle his act
with his physician , it shall be the duty of that physician to
report said man or person to the Society and no physician will be
allowed to do his practice until he has made satisfaction with his
3rd - Be it further resolved that any doctor who
refuses to co-operate with this movement for the promotion and
building up of the medical profession in Marion county, will not be
recognized as a reputable physician nor will he be allowed any
professional courtesies from the Society.
4th - Be it
further resolved that any doctor who, after singing these
regulations, is found guilty of breaking the pledge knowingly, shall
be fined ten dollars and the Treasurer shall be required to collect
said sum and appropriate it to defraying the expense of the
On motion the Society adjourned to meet in
Hamilton on the 19th day of April '92.
M. C. MARTIN,
ALEX S. PALMER, Sec. (Hamilton
Times, February 18, 1892)
[Sipsey, April 10] - We are sorry to note the death of
Dr. Dorsey. He was a good man and a good doctor, and will be
sadly missed by the people of this community. (Hamilton Times, April 14, 1892)
All doctors and midwives practicing in
Marion county must report all births and deaths occurring in their
practiced to me at Guin, Ala by the 10th of every month. If
you have no report write me a postal stating the fact. To fail
to do this would require me to report you tot eh next session of the
grand jury. The law requires it and it must be complied
T. J. SPRINGFIELD, Health Officer Marion Co (Hamilton Times, May 19, 1892)
PROCEEDINGS - Of the Marion County Medical
The Marion County Medical
Association met in Hamilton on the 4th inst. The meeting was
called to order by Dr. M. C. MARTIN, President. The following named
doctors were present: Drs. J. F. EARNEST, WARREN GUYTON, R. P.
PALMER, B. F. PALMER, W. F. CLARK, S. D. BEVILL, A. S. PALMER, J. W.
HOWELL, M. C. MARTIN.
Dr. S. D. BEVILL,
a graduate from the Vanderbilt University of Tennessee, was received
into the society. On motion, Dr. J. W. HOWELL was elected vice
president of the county board. On motion, Dr. S. D. BEVILL was
elected one of the board of sensors. On motion, Dr. W. F.
CLARK was elected a member of the board of
A committee of three was
appointed by the president to select some member of the society to
read an essay on the treatment of typhoid fever at their next
meeting. Dr. J. F. EARNEST was appointed to read the
On motion the Society
A. S. PALMER,
M. C. MARTIN,
The Board of Sensors met, Dr. J. F.
EARNEST called to the chair. Dr. S. D. BEVILL was appointed
county Health officer.
J. F. EARNEST,
S. D. BEVILL, Sec. (Hamilton Times, June 23, 1892)
1897 - April 15 - The Marion County News
COUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCATION
The Marion County Medical Association met at Hamilton on
Saturday, April 10, 1897.
There were present Drs. A. L. MOORMAN, president: T. J.
SPRINGFIELD, vice-president; M. C. MARTIN, treasurer; K. B. GOGANS,
W. F. CLARK, and W. S. HOLLADAY. The house was called to order
by the president.
In the absence of J. C. JOHNSON, secretary, M. C. MARTIN, was
appointed secretary pro tem.
The first business before the association was the election
of officers for the next term, which resulted as follows: A. L.
MOORMAN, president; T. J. SPRINGFIELD, vice-president; J. C. HONSON,
secretary, and M. C. MARTIN, treasurer.
On motion of Dr. CLARK the following board of censors was elected
by acclamation: T. J. SPRINGFIELD, president; J. C. JOHNSON,
secretary; A. L. MOORMAN, K. B. GOGGANS and M. C. M MARTIN.
W. R. GRIFFIN was elected a member of this association.
T. J. SPRINGFIELD was elected health officer
The treasurer’s report showed $1.05 balance in the treasury
of the opening of the meeting.
J. J. KILLGORE was elected to membership in this association.
The following members paid their annual dues; M. C. MARTIN, W. S.
HOLLADAY, A. L. MOORMAN, K. B. GOGGANS, B. F. PALMER, W. F. CLARK,
T. J. SPRINGFIELD and W. R. GRIFFIN.
On motion the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of
A. L. MOORMAN, President
M. C. MARTIN, Sec. pro tem
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