JARVIS, EDWARD TAYLOR, M.D., who is successfully engaged in the practice of medicine in Macomb, Ill. was born just south of Tennessee, McDonough County, March 22, 1877, a son of Edward and Elizabeth (Royce) Jarvis. The mother of the subject of this sketch died when her son was only one year old. During his early youth he attended the district schools of his neighborhood, and then became a pupil in the high school, from which he was graduated in 1896. After teaching two years, he pursued a teacher's course in the Normal School at Macomb, receiving a first-grade certificate. Following this, he took a preparatory literary course in Chicago, and subsequently entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Illinois State University from which he was graduated with honors in 1904. After practicing his profession one year in Plymouth, Ill., he opened an office in Macomb in 1905, and considering the brevity of his professional career, has attained notable success. Dr. Jarvis is a member of the McDonough County, The Military Tract, and the Illinois State Medical Societies and the American Medical Association. On September 21, 1804, Dr. Jarvis was united in marriage with Martha Esther Sapp, who was born in Birmingham, Schuyler County, Ill., and is the daughter of D. M. Sapp, a resident of Plymouth, Ill. On political issues, Dr. Jarvis maintains an independent position, using his best judgment in the exercise of the elective franchise. Fraternally, he is affiliated with Plymouth Lodge No. 888, I. O. O. F., and with the A. F. & A. M.
Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907. Transcribed by Joanne Scobee Morgan