William Edward Grigsby, M.D.
GRIGSBY, William Edward, M. D., who is successfully engaged in the practice of medicine in Blandinsville, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Washington County, Ky., on February 16, 1862, a son of Redmond and Susan (Seay) Grigsby, natives of Kentucky. Redmond Grigsby, who was a farmer by occupation, came to Blandinsville Township in 1886, and here the subject of this sketch received his primary education in the common schools of his neighborhood, after which he attended Pleasant Grove Academy. He pursued a course of medicine and surgery in the Louisville Medical College, from which he was graduated in 1892, then came to Blandinsville and commenced practicing his profession in 1893. His practice extends over the town and its immediate vicinity, and has proved quite successful.
In 1887, Dr. Grigsby was married to Mary L. Bushnell, a native of Blandinsville Township, and two children are the offspring of this union — Gayle and Francis. Religiously, Dr. Grigsby adheres to the Baptist faith. Politically, he is a Democrat, and fraternally, he is affiliated with the A. F. & A. M., being a member of Blandinsville Lodge No. 233, Blandinsville Chapter No. 208 and Macomb Commandery No. 61.
Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, pages 889-890, extracted 04 Jan 2019 by Norma Hass.