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Dr. Talbot Bulge Tims, M. D.

Talbot Bulge Tims, M. D., is a graduate of the Medical Department of the State University of Little Rock, Ark., and is now a prominent medical practitioner of Cleveland County, being an especially skillful surgeon.

He was born in Dadeville, Ala., September 12, 1853, and is a son of Reymour Washington and Caroline A. (Talbot) Tims, natives also of Georgia.

The father was a farmer in early life, but afterward turned his attention to milling, and was following this occupation when he dropped his work, in 1861, to enlist in the Thirty-fourth Alabama Infantry, Company G, as first lieutenant, and was commanding his company when he received his death wound at the battle of Franklin, his death occurring in the city of Nashville, Tenn., when about forty-five years of age. He was a Royal Arch Mason, a Democrat politically, and he as well as his wife were members of the Missionary Baptist Church.

After the death of the husband and father, Mrs. Tims, in 1870, removed with her children from Alabama to Arkansas, and located in Calhoun County, but is now making her home with her son, Talbot B. Upon the close of the war it fell to the latter to take the principal part of the burden of the family's support on his own shoulders, and this he cheerfully did, being engaged in farming until 1878.

In 1875, however, he commenced  to voting his leisure moments to the study of medicine, and in December, 1878, entered earnestly upon his studies in the office of Dr. W. B. Jones, at Summerville, Ark., remaining with him until 1879, when he went to St. Louis and took one course of lectures in the Missouri Medical College of that place.

Since that time he has practiced his profession in New Edinburg, but in 1885-86 he attended lectures in Little Rock, graduating March 4, of the latter year. He does an extensive general practice, and has gained considerable fame as a surgeon, which branch of his profession is a favorite with him, and fully deserves the success which has attended his efforts, for he is a close student, and is very skillful in the treatment of the cases which come under his care.

He was married on May 25, 1881, to Miss Myra Franklin, a daughter of Alfred Franklin. She was burn in Bradley County, Ark., and her union with the Doctor has resulted in the birth of four children: Frank, Roy and Neal; Ben died when about two years of age. The Doctor and Mrs. Tims are members of the Missionary Baptist Church, and the Doctor is a Master Mason, and a Democrat in his political views.


Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas
Copyright 1890
Published by The Goodspeed Publishing Co.; Chicago, Nashville and St. Louis