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.