Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
THOMAS W. MUSGROVE, M. D., an
eminently successful and highly esteemed physician and surgeon of Mission,
Chelan county, was born in New Brunswick, Canada, November 4, 1841.
His father, Abraham G. Musgrove, was a Canadian farmer, his father an Englishman,
his mother a native of Germany. He died in the seventy-seventh year
of his age, in 1890. The mother of our subject, Mary (Balmain) Musgrove,
of Canadian-Scotch ancestry, still lives in Canada , at the age of eighty-seven
Thomas W. Musgrove, until 1889, made his home
in Canada, and received an excellent classical and professional education.
He was graduated from the high and normal schools, taught school seven
years, and then matriculated in the medical department of the Ann Arbor,
Michigan, University, probably the best medical preparatory department
in the United States. His medical studies were completed at Harvard
College, from which he was graduated with honors in 1871. Returning
to Canada he continued his practice for eight years at Salisbury and Wickham,
New Brunswick, going thence to New York, where he took a post-graduate
course in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City.
He located at St. John's, New Brunswick, but owing to ill health--asthma--he
came to the Puget Sound country, where he has remained ever since.
He practiced twelve years in Tacoma, Puyallup and Fairhaven. He is
a member of the Pierce County, Washington, Medical Society, was for two
years health officer of Puyallup, and was secretary of the New Brunswick
Medical Society four years. He was, also, assistant surgeon of the
New Brunswick militia one year, and director of the Union Baptist Seminary,
New Brunswick, located at St. Martins. He has three brothers, George
N., A. Coburn and L. Carlton, and three sisters, Eleanor A. Thorn, Maggie
Killam and Henrietta.
Mr. Musgrove has been married three times,
in 1865 to Miss Mary J. Redstone, who died in February, 1878; in 1879 to
Miss Kate A. Taylor, who died in 1884, and in 1886 to Miss Matilda S. Olive,
now with him. He is the father of seven daughters, Ettie E. Short,
Estella A. Bart, Adrianna McNaughton, Nellie J., single, M. Isabel, Hilda
M. and Helen S. Mr. Musgrove was married to Miss Olive at St. John,
New Brunswick, January 3, 1886. She is a daughter of Isaac J. Olive,
who died September 23, 1900. Her mother, Harriet Olive, is still
living at the age of eighty-seven years. She has two brothers, Herbert
J., mentioned elsewhere, and George L., a "deep sea" sailor, and one sister,
Anna T., lives with her.