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April 21, 2020

1861 Dr. Linn Schofield is born and was later the President of the Johnson County Medical Society

Biographical Sketch of, Johnson County, Missouri, Warrensburg Township
From "History of Johnson County, Missouri," by Ewing Cockrell,
Historical Publishing Company, Topeka, Cleveland, 1918.
Linn J. Schofield, M. D., president of the Johnson County Medical Society, was born May 14, 1861, in Lexington, Missouri, the son of Judge Jesse W. and Andalusia (Eddy) Schofield, the former a native of Virginia and the latter of New York.  Judge Jesse W. Schofield was born in 1801.  He came to Missouri from Virginia prior to the Civil War and located in Lexington, where he followed his profession of an architect and bridge builder.  He was at one-time judge of the county court in Lafayette county, Missouri.  Andalusia (Eddy) Schofield was a professor of mathematics in the Female Seminary at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, prior to her marriage.  To Judge Jesse W. and Andalusia (Eddy) Schofield was born the following children: Mrs. W. L. Gott, Fayetteville, Mo.; Dr. Linn J., the subject of this review; F. C., of Palo Alto, California, who is a graduate of the University of Ohio,
the University of Colorado, and Leland Stanford University and is now a professor, teaching in California; C. E., who is engaged in the mercantile business in Los Angeles, California; and Mrs. Anda Burton, Odessa, Missouri.  By a former marriage, Judge Jesse W. Schofield was the father of two sons:  Dr. John L., who was a graduate of the University of Virginia and is now deceased; and George L., deceased. The death of Judge Schofield occurred in 1881, in Lexington, Missouri. Dr. Linn J. Schofield attended the public schools of Lexington, Mo., Doggett's Academy, the Warrensburg State Normal School, and Medical Department at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, of which institution he is a graduate in the class of 1887.  Two years prior to entering medical college, Doctor Schofield was engaged in teaching in the schools of Lafayette and Johnson counties.  March 1, 1888, Doctor Schofield came to Warrensburg and opened an office at 105 North Holden street and began the practice of medicine.  He has been at his present location for the past twenty-nine years.  Doctor Schofield spent one year in study at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and St. Thomas' Hospital, London, England, leaving for Europe in the fall of 1892.  He is one of the best-read physicians in Johnson county, possessing unusual ability, a quick, clear mind, and a conscientious sense of duty. He is remarkably successful in his chosen profession.  He has a large general practice and is at present president of the Johnson County Medical Society.  He is a Fellow of the Edinburg Obstetrical Society and is affiliated with the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and the Knights Templar.  In 1890, Doctor Linn J. Schofield was united in marriage with Stella Morrow, daughter of W. K. and Nancy Morrow, of Warrensburg.  Mrs. Schofield died in 1896.  In 1898 Doctor Schofield and Edith M. Campbell were united in marriage.  Edith M. (Campbell) Schofield is the daughter of Professor J. J. Campbell, one of the most able professors who ever taught in the Warrensburg State Normal School, now deceased.  To Doctor and Mrs. Schofield have been born two sons: Campbell, who is sixteen years of age; and Linn, Jr. who is now ten years of age.  Doctor Schofield has been vice-president of the Peoples National Bank since its organization in 1892.  He was appointed a member of the board of regents of the State Normal School at Warrensburg and served a term of six years, during which time he was secretary of the board.
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