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Curd, Thomas H., M.D.

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Curd, Thomas H., M.D.
February 20, 2007 08:46PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Perrin, Battle, Kniffin, 4th ed., 1887,
Adair County.
THOMAS H. CURD, M.D., was born in Murray, Calloway Co., Ky., on January 3,
1849, and is the third in a family of eight children born to James H. and
Elizabeth L. (Frazer) Curd, the former a native of Wadesboro, Calloway
County, and the latter of Columbia, Adair County. They are of Irish and
Scotch-Irish descent respectively. James H. Curd was married in Adair
County and immediately returned to Calloway, where he followed tailoring
until about 1861, with the exception of a few years he engaged in
merchandising at Murray. During a part of the time he was also engaged
in agricultural pursuits in connection with his other business, on a farm
of 360 acres, which he inherited from his father and still owns. For
several years also he was a jailer of Calloway County. In 1872 he moved
to Adair County, where he bought another farm of 140 acres, one mile north
of Columbia on the Campbellsville pike, upon which he now resides and is
successfully cultivating. He belongs to no church or secret order, but
Mrs. Curd has been from early life a devout member of the Old School
Presbyterian Church. Dr. Curd received a good classical and scientific
education in the schools of his native county and at the Columbia College.
For the first two years after attaining his majority he was employed on the
home farm, after which he was engaged as salesman in a drug store at
Columbia for another two years. He was then elected marshal of the town
of Columbia, and held that position for something over a year. He then
commenced the study of medicine under the preceptorship of Dr. Melvin
Rhoel, of Columbia, and in 1877 commenced his medical course at the medical
department of the University of Louisville, graduating with distinguished
honors in the spring of 1879. He has since practiced with success at
Columbia, with the exception of fourteen months, when he was located at
Camp Knox, Green County. Dr. Curd married December 17, 1884, Miss Mattie,
daughter of William Moses, of Louisville, where she was born in 1680. The
Doctor is a member of the Old School Presbyterian Church, and his wife of
the Missionary Baptist Church; he is a member of the Masonic fraternity,
and is a Democrat.
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