From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; page 188, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing
Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical
Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Thomas W. Scott, M.D., Rushville, Illinois, is a son of Thomas
W. and Catherine (Fitzgerald) Scott, whose history is fully given in
another biographical sketch in this work. He was born in Scott county,
Kentucky, April 18, 1848, and was but a child when his parents came to
Illinois. Here he grew to manhood; he attended the common schools, and
also enjoyed the opportunities afforded in the academy at Monmouth,
Illinois. He assisted his father in the farm work, and thus gained an
intelligent comprehension of agriculture as a science.
In 1881 he began the study of medicine at Mount Vernon,
Missouri, under the preceptorship of Dr. G. L. Knapp; he subsequently
attended lectures at the Missouri Medical College, St. Louis, and was
graduated with the degree of M.D. in March, 1884. He immediately
located at Mt. Vernon, Missouri, and the following year removed to
Rushville. He is a close student of his profession and the science of
medicine, and is fully abreast of the times upon all subjects
pertaining thereto. The July (1892) session of the Board of County
Supervisors appointed him County Physician.
In addition to his professional duties the Doctor finds time for
horticultural pursuits, and is very successful; he also raises poultry,
breeding the best grades. He owns a farm east of Rushville, which is
cultivated under his supervision.
Politically he is identified with the Democratic party, although
he gives little attention to politics beyond exercising his right of
suffrage. He is an honored member of the Knights of Pythias. He is a
man of great energy and enterprise, and in all the walks of life has
earned the success and merited the prosperity that has attended him.