Thomas J. Gibbs, M. D., a practicing physician of the county. is a son of William S. Gibbs, whose sketch appears in this work. He was born in Morgan County, Mo., August 24, 1856, and remained on his father's farm until twenty-eight years of age, receiving in his boyhood days a common-school education. At the above-mentioned age he began reading medicine under Dr. John T. Beale, of Versailles, with whom he remained one summer and winter, and then went back home and farmed the following summer. The next winter he clerked for Mr. Talbott during the day, and pursued his studies at night, and was then a clerk in the drug store of H. R. Fish, at Proctor. In the fall of 1887 he entered the Beaumont Medical College of St. Louis, Mo., which institution he attended during the school year of 1887-88, then went back to Proctor, and engaged in practicing under Dr. Fish. and has met with exceptionally good success for a young practitioner. He intends taking his second year's course during the school year of 1889-90, and will graduate in the latter year. He is a Democrat politically.

History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.