Dr. J.K. Brooks is well known to the readers of this volume as one of Drew County's most successful physicians, and owes his nativity to North Carolina, where he was born October 8, 1848, becoming one of two children born to John and Eliza (Malone) Brooks, who were also born in the Old North State. Both parents died when their son, J.K., was quite young, the mother being a member of the Baptist Church at the time of her death. Dr. J.K. Brooks recieved his education in Trinity College, North Carolina, and his knowledge of medicine lore was recieved in the Louisville University of Louisville, Ky. He entered upon the practice of his profession in Drew County, Ark., and during the following year was married to Miss Ella Bailey, who was born in Drew County, Ark., a daughter of Dr. Henry and Eliza Bailey, and to their union the following family of children were born: Normal, Fannie, Willie K., Henry B., Mattie G., Katie, Mittie and Ella M. Dr. Brooks is an able medical practitioner, and has drawn around him a large patronage, and all those who have had occasion to call upon him professionally have every confidence in his ability. He has always been interested in the proper education of the rising generation, giving liberally of his means for school purposes, and is also a generous contributor to churches, his wife being a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The Doctor belongs to the Agricultural Wheel


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