Robert F. Wallace

      Dr. R. F. Wallace is a son of John and Rose (Lamar) Wallace, both natives of Anderson County , Tenn. , where they are now living, the father engaged in agricultural pursuits. In their family were nine children - six sons and three daughters. Two of the sons are physicians. Our subject was born in the same county as his parents, February 12, 1859 , and was the sixth child. He attended college in Jefferson County , where he received a good education. Having read medicine with Dr. J. P. Wallace, he took a course at the medical department of the University of Tennessee where he graduated in 1886, receiving the first prize, faculty medal, for general proficiency.

Goodspeed's "History of East Tennessee" 1887