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John Thomas Arnold (1847 - 1905)

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Dr. John Thomas Arnold
Born in Greene Co, MOmap
Ancestors ancestors
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Husband of — married 5 Mar 1883 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Gainesville, Ozark, MOmap
Profile last modified 5 Aug 2017 | Created 30 Aug 2016
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parents: Judge James Arnold and Anna Priscilla Price Arnold (m.1835)

uncle: William C Price - Treasurer under Buchanan and a leading figure in Missouri politics.

Obituary from the Gainesville (MO) Times 1905:

Death Has Claimed Another Deserving Man

Ozark county mourns, in the death of Dr. J.T. Arnold, the loss of one of the most useful men of Southwest Missouri. The end came peacefully, the evening of February, the 8th, after a long and painful illness. His last hours were full of bright hope for the future and quiet satisfaction of the past... His life had been one continuous active struggle for the betterment of mankind. To ease the pain of the suffering and to relieve the distressed were his daily cares, and many that were the recipients of his kindly care will remember him with gratitude for years to come.

Dr. Arnold was born in Greene County, Missouri, the 23rd day of April 1847, and was the son of Judge James Arnold and Anna Priscilla Price Arnold. Judge Arnold married Anna Priscilla Price in Russel County, Virginia in 1835, the next year he was admitted to the practice of law in that county, and shortly afterwards settled in Greene County, Missouri. Judge W.C. Price, a brother of Dr. Arnold's mother, and other members of the Price family came to Missouri with Judge Arnold and settled in and around Springfield. Judge Price was United States Treasurer under Buchanan's administration, and was for years a leading figure in Missouri state politics.

Dr. Arnold became an orphan at the age of 4 years by the death of his father, which deprived him of the advantage of an early education. At the age of 17 years, owing to the perilous conditions of the times, he was compelled to join the Confederate army. At the close of the war he went to Illinois for a time and then to Texas. After playing cowboy for a couple of years he came back to Newport, Arkansas and entered school. The next year he entered school at Mt. Home under Prof. Truman and remained there two years, after which he engaged in teaching and commenced the study of medicine.

He graduated from The Missouri Medical College, St. Louis, Missouri in 1878, and located at Gainesville, Missouri and commenced the practice of his profession. In 1880 he opened a general store in Gainesville and in 1883 he married Miss Cora G. Conkin.

Dr. Arnold leaves 3 daughters, a widow, and 4 sisters to mourn his taking away.

He was a conservative conscientious business man and able and scientific Physician, a loyal friend and a genial companion, to be useful was his ambition, and to do good was his religion, and at the shrine of his ideals he worshipped with the zeal of a fanatic. He was a Woodman, an Odd Fellow, and a Mason.


  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 March 2016), John T Arnold in household of James Arnold, Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States; citing family 360, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 1 June 2015), John T Arnold, Gainesville, Ozark, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district , sheet , NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll ; FHL microfilm.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 January 2016), John T Arnold, Bridges Township Gainesville village, Ozark, Missouri, United States; citing sheet 24B, family 316, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,880.

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