Pulaski County Archives Biographies.....SAMUEL JOSEPH ESTES, M. D
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Author: S. J. Clarke (Publisher, 1922)
SAMUEL JOSEPH ESTES, M. D.
Dr. Samuel Joseph Estes, physician and surgeon of Little Rock, who has practiced in this city since 1915, was born at Holly Springs, Mississippi, August 27, 1874, and was a lad of but seven years when his parents removed to Denmark, Tennessee, there taking up their abode in 1881. He is a son of Robert Fenner and Mattie Emma (Sharp) Estes. The father's birth occurred in Jackson, Tennessee, in 1841, and the mother was born in Wall Hill, Mississippi, in 1850. They were married in the year 1866 at Wall Hill and became parents of three sons and a daughter, all of whom are living. The wife and mother, however, died in March, 1910. The father resides at Brownsville, Tennessee. He has always been a democrat in his political views and he was a soldier of the Civil war, serving as a captain in Forrest's command. He was with the Confederate troops for four years and was captured at the battle of Fort Donelson, but soon afterward made his escape.
Dr. Estes was largely reared in Denmark, Tennessee, where he pursued his education until graduated from the high school with the class of 1895. At a later period he attended the Mississippi State Normal School at Iuka and there won the degree of Bachelor of Science as a member of the class of 1898. He was graduated in medicine in 1902 from the Memphis Hospital Medical College and in the following year he did postgraduate work in Memphis. Since that time he has continuously practiced his profession and has made his home in Little Rock since 1915. His success has resulted from close application, broad study, careful analysis and a sympathetic nature that enables him readily to win the confidence of his patrons. Wide reading has kept him informed concerning the latest scientific researches and discoveries and he is quick to adapt his knowledge to specific needs. He is conceded by the profession, not only in Little Rock but throughout the South as an especially fine diagnostician.
On the 10th of May, 1901, Dr. Estes was married to Miss Sallie Bobbitt, who was born in Lorado, Arkansas, June 10, 1883, and was graduated from the high school there. The children of this marriage are: Donald Bobbitt Estes, who was born in 1904; Everett Edward Estes, born in 1906; Alma Estelle Estes, born in 1908; and Samuel James Estes, born in 1915.
Dr. Estes always votes with the democratic party, which he has supported since age conferred upon him the right of franchise. His religious faith is that of the Methodist denomination, his membership being in the Highland Methodist Episcopal church, South, in which he is serving as a member of the board of stewards. Fraternally he has wide connections. He is a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason and member of the Mystic Shrine, is a past master of Lorado Lodge. No. 241, I. O. O. F., and is also a representative of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He is greatly interested in the good road movement and does everything in his power to advance improvement along that line. He finds his recreation in outdoor life and is fond of all manly sports. These things, however, are not allowed to interfere with the faithful performance of every professional duty that devolves upon him and he is an esteemed and valued member of the Pulaski County Medical Society, the Arkansas State Medical Society, the Tri-State Medical Association and the American Medical Association.
Centennial History of Arkansas
Chicago-Little Rock: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company 1922
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