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