Sunday, June 3, 2012

Dr. A. J. Driskill Home

In the early 1900 to mid 1920's,  Dr. A. J. Driskill was one of Marion's popular physicians.  In 1926 his office was located in one of the two-story buildings on East Carlisle Street.

According to the old Crittenden Press, dated, June 29, 1905, Dr. Driskill was in the process of building a handsome residence in a new section of town that was being developed.  The house is located at the end of West Elm Street.

The home must have been like a mansion in it's time, for it is still a very impressive and beautiful home today.  Today it's rooms are rented out as apartments.  But it is still a beautiful house and now 107 years old this month.  The picture at right was made in 2010.

I don't know when Dr. Driskill and family left Marion, but his obituary appeared in The Crittenden Press, Aug. 8, 1947.  Word was received in Marion a few days ago of the funeral services for Dr. A. J. Driskill being held in Phoenix, Arizona, after his death which occurred on July 20, 1943.  Dr. Driskill was a former resident and physician of Marion for many years.  He was born in Livingston County on July 4, 1861, and was a graduate of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.   He was physician and surgeon for the I. C. Railroad and carried a lifetime membership for forty years service. 

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