Calvin Buchanan Taylor, M.D.
From the 1889 Goodspeed History
          Calvin Buchanan Taylor, M. D., a prominent practicing physician of Texas County, Mo., was born in St. Francois County, Mo., February 27, 1859, and is the son of William H. and Mary (Towery) Taylor, both natives of North Carolina, where they were united in marriage. About 1841 they moved to St. Francois County, Mo., and the following year to Texas County, where the mother died a few years later. Afterward the father married again, and died in Texas County, at the age of sixty-six. He was a farmer and wagon-maker by occupation. Both parents were members of the Baptist Church. Their family consisted of eight children, four sons and four daughters. The youngest child received a good practical education in the common schools and in the schools at Licking. He then worked on the farm and taught school until twenty-one years of age, when he began the study of medicine, under Dr. George Orr, of Licking. He took the first course of medical lectures at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Keokuk, Iowa, and graduated from the Missouri Medical College, in St. Louis, Mo., in 1885. He then located in Licking, where he has practiced ever since. December 31, 1885, he married Mrs. Mary D. Ray, nee Fisher, who bore him two children, Grover (deceased) and Morgan. Dr. Taylor is a member of the Rolla District Medical Association and Texas County Medical Society. He is a Mason, being S. W., and he and wife are members of the Christian Church. He is a Democrat in politics. For three years he has run a drug store in Licking. In June, 1885, he was appointed postmaster at Licking, and has given good satisfaction. He has been practicing for five years, and has met with success. Dr. Taylor is one of the few who have attained to the degree of his profession without aid from any one, working his own way arduously while obtaining an education.


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