Frank W. Skillern
W. Skillern, M. D., is a native of Bledsoe County, born July 19, 1851, a
graduate of Sequatchie College in 1868, and also a graduate of the medical
department of Vanderbilt University in 1876. The following year he moved to
Texas, where he remained until 1883, and then returned to Tennessee. In 1875 he
married Miss. Alice Williams, a native of Tennessee, but reared in Texas. Two
children were the result of this union: Mattie J. and Willie Maud. Mrs. Skillern
is a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. In 1886 Dr.
Skillern located in Chattanooga. He is a Mason, Knight of Pythias, and for
twelve years has been engaged in the practice of his profession. He is the son
of William and Martha (Farrar) Skillern. The father was born in Bledsoe County,
Tenn., and his ancestors came from the Emerald Isle. The mother was born in Bath
County, Va. She descended from an old English family.
After their marriage they settled in Rhea County, Tenn., where the father
was quite an extensive stock trader. The mother died in 1865, after which the
father married Miss Sarah Henninger; he is still living. To his first marriage
were born four children - two sons and two daughters - and to his last union
only one child was born. ; Page 994.
Goodspeed's "History of Tennessee" 1887
; Page 994.
1880 US Census, Precinct 3, Denton Co., Texas
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