ELIJAH P. GIBSON, physician, Hoosier Prairie, was born in Floyd County, Ind., June 10, 1850. His father, Jesse Gibson (deceased), was also a native of Floyd County. He was brought up on the farm, and educated in the graded schools of Mitchell, Ind. In 1878, he graduated from the Louisville Hospital Medical College, at Louisville, Ky. He was Assistant Surgeon in the Indiana State Hospital at Jeffersonville, Ind., for one year, when he removed to Mitchell, Ind., and practiced there two years, and in the spring of 1881 came to Hoosier Prairie, where he has built up a large practice. He has built a neat brick office, and also has been appointed Postmaster and keeps the post office in this office. The Doctor is a member of the Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky Tri-State Medical Society, of the Indiana State Medical Society, and of the Lawrence (Ind.) District Medical Society.
Extracted 26 Jan 2020 by Norma Hass from 1884 History of Wayne and Clay Counties, Illinois, Part IV, page 186.