Clay County

Biography - James M. Boyles

DR. JAMES M. BOYLES, Louisville, is a native of Du Bois County, Ind., and was born May 21, 1844. His father, Hugh H. Boylee (deceased), was born near Bowling Green, Ky. Our subject was brought up on the farm, and educated in the common schools and at Gentryville (Ind.) Academy. He attended cue session of medical lectures at the St Louis Medical College, and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery in 1872. In 1873, he began the practice of medicine in Louisville (having moved here in 1879), and has built up a large practice. But he is now endeavoring to give up his practice. He is a member of the Examining Board for Pensions at Flora. In 1873, the Doctor married Virginia E. Farris, by whom he had four children, but one living - Henderson R. Mrs. Boyles died in 1880, and in 1881 he married Mrs. Fannie Foreman, widow of William Foreman. The Doctor held the office of Supervisor for two years, and is a member of the Centennial Medical Society of Southern Illinois. He served in the late war, in Company E, Forty-ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and participated in the battles of Chickasaw Bluffs, Fort Gibson, Champion Hills, Black River Bridge, siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, Miss., Arkansas Post, Red River and others. The Doctor is a member in good standing of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Transcribed by Laurel White from 1884 History of Wayne and Clay Counties, Illinois, Part IV, page 146.

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