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Richard F. Marrs, M.D.

MARRS, Richard F., M. D., a well-known and successful physician and surgeon, who is engaged in the practice of his profession in Sciota, McDonough County, Ill., was born at Pennington's Point, that State, on January 9, 1862, a son of Abijah T. and Elizabeth (Pennington) Marrs, of whom the former was born in Kentucky, and the latter in Illinois. The maternal grandfather was Richard Pennington, a native of Kentucky. Abijah T. Marrs came to McDonough County at an early period (about 1856) and devoted his attention to agricultural pursuits. Members of his wife's family were among the earliest settlers of the county. The subject of this sketch attended the public schools of his vicinity and followed farming and teaching in early manhood, meanwhile pursuing a course of study in the normal school. He subsequently took a medical and surgical course in the Cincinnati Eclectic College, from which he was graduated in 1889. In October of that year he commenced practice in Sciota, and has continued thus to the present time. His ability and skill as a physician and surgeon are generally recognized, and his patronage has steadily increased.

In 1891. Dr. Marrs was united in marriage to Eva Clark, who was born and educated in Sciota, and whose father, William B. Clark, helped to lay out the town. Three children have resulted from this union, namely: Junta, Helen and Mildred. Politically, Dr. Marrs casts his vote with the Democratic party. Fraternally, he is affiliated with the M. W. of A., I. O. O. F., and Daughters of Rebekah. He is a member of the Illinois State Medical Society and the McDonough County Medical Society.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 945, extracted 12 Sep 2019 by Norma Hass.

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