Charles S. Wight


     C. S. Wight, M. D., is a son of Seth and Barbara A. (Bean) Wight, both natives of Maine, and both of English descent. The father in early life was salesman, but has spent the greater portion of his life engaged in agricultural pursuits. He and wife are still living, and both are three­score and ten years of age. Of their family of ten children, consisting of five sons and five daughters, three of the sons were physicians. Eli M. and Jarvis S., both served in the late war, the former as lieuten­ant and afterward as surgeon, and the latter as private and corporal-sergeant. The elder attended both Yale and Harvard Colleges, from the latter receiving the degree of M. D. Jarvis S. prepared himself at a school of pharmacy. Both located in Chattanooga, where the former practiced medicine about eighteen years, and was twice mayor of the city. The latter engaged in the drug business. They have both been dead some years. Our subject was born November 13, 1855, in Eastern Maine, and received a good academic education. In 1876 he came to Chattanooga, and studied medicine under his brother. Having attended the medical department of the State University, from which he graduated in 1879, he returned and became a partner of Dr. Eli Wight, who died a year later. For two years our subject was city physician, and two years county physician. He is a member of the State and county medical societies, and for eight years has been in active practice. He passed through the yellow fever epidemic of 1878, and was himself prostrated by the fever. Eli M. Wight held the chair of diseases of the chest and throat, in the medical department of the University of Tennessee, was Republican candidate for governor, and was appointed a member of the State board of health.

Goodspeed's "History of East Tennessee" 1887
1880 US Census, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN; Page 222.