Thomas C. Tipton, M.D.
Thomas C. Tipton, M.D., of Williamsport, Deer Creek Township, Pickaway County. This worthy gentleman is a son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Tomlinson) Tipton, and was born at Pleasant Ridge farm near Harrisburg Township, Franklin County, Ohio, September 10, 1827. He attended the neighborhood schools until his education had reached a point when he desired something better, and in 1844 he went to Delaware and attended the Ohio Wesleyan University. He was obliged to pay his own way, which he did by teaching school during his vacations, and thus was enabled to attend college five years. Applying himself closely to study he acquired a good, thorough, general education. But he had an ambition beyond this and a desire to lead a professional life.
Disadvantages were again in the way of our young student, but he overcame them. He was unable to take, as he desired, a course in some medical college, but while teaching he devoted his spare time to reading and studying in his brother's office in Darbyville. He continued in this way for several years, and at length was enabled to go to Columbus, where he had enlarged opportunities. He studied for a time under Dr. R. L. Howard, and entered the Starling Medical College, where he was graduated with high honors February 22, 1852.
After his graduation. Dr. Tipton went to Darbyville, and entered into practice as a partner of his brother. Some time after this, he removed to Williamsport, and has established himself in a lucrative practice, and has made his home here ever since, with the exception of the time he was in the war and three years thereafter.
In 1862, Dr. Tipton entered the army as Assistant Surgeon of the One Hundred and Thirteenth Ohio Regiment and remained in that capacity until the close of the war. At its close, he resolved to try his future professional duties in Franklin County, but after a residence there of three years, returned to Williamsport. Dr. Tipton, as a man and a physician, is held in the highest esteem by his fellow-citizens of the village and neighborhood. He is not, nor ever has been, a politician or office-seeker, but takes considerable interest in all worthy political movements. His vote is cast for the success of the Republican party In religion, he belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he has been a number of years one of the Stewards of his church at Williamsport. The Doctor is a strict temperance man in his habits, and has never tasted liquor and seldom prescribes it.
The subject of this sketch was married to Marinda, a daughter of Horace and Jeanette (Wright) Loomis, and a native of Central College, Franklin County, Ohio, where she was born March 7, 1833. Three children have been born to this worthy couple: Lizzie, born December 16, 1855, died September 22, 1867; Alice, born in November, 1857; and Thomas, October 24, 1869.
From PORTRAIT & BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF FAYETTE, PICKAWAY AND MADISON COUNTIES, OHIO - Chapman Bros. [Chicago, 1892]