Seba Ezra Oxford
August 20, 1883 - October 22, 1967
Seba Ezra Oxford, son of the late James and Florence McCue Oxford, was born at Rock Creek, Illinois, August 20, 1883. He passed away at Doctors
Hospital, Harrisburg, Illinois, October 22, 1967.As a young man, he chose
teaching as his profession and taught several terms in the Hardin County
schools. Later he decided to study medicine, and in 1918 graduated from St.
Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.
After graduating he practiced for a very short time in Poplar Bluff, Missouri
until he was called into the service of his country during World War I, where
he served as First Lieutenant in the Medical Corp. After being discharged
from the service he began practicing medicine in Cave-in-Rock and surrounding territory.
The early years of Dr. Oxford's practice were rather rugged he went to his
patients by way of horse and buggy, horse back, by boat or foot and by any
means best suited to the occasion. With truth it can be said of Dr. Oxford
that he was no discriminator of persons, going to all who desired his
services both night and day and always with a smile.
He is survived by his wife, Edna, two sons, Lowell and Glen, two brothers,
Herbert and Arza, and two grand daughters, Christy and Dixie all of
Taken from the Hardin County Independent