Amos Henry Weedin Sullivan | "The Old Doctor" | 1841-1935
Learning and Teaching
Anatomy Session, Marion Sims Medical College, St. Louis, 1898 with Dr. A. H. W. Sullivan presiding. Students include 2 sons who became doctors: Frank and Hazard. Temp also became a doctor.
In 1829, Samuel Sullivan, born in Pennsylvania and married to Mary Mayfield of Virginia, brought his family from Virginia to Saline County, Missouri. Of this union, Samuel Wells (S. W.) Sullivan [1820-1912] married Elizabeth Kieffer [1822-1891] and they had 13 children, 11 of whom survived for this record: (1) Benjamin Franklin [1844-1931, married Elizabeth Jane Witt]; (2) Charles [1852-?]; (3) Mary Ellen [1850-?, married Henry Hallam]; (4) Hester Ann [1846-?, married William H. Hallam]; (5) Jane Hannah [1860-1931, married John G. Witt]; (6) Mariah Catherine [1856-1881, married John Yates, Thomas Jefferson Smith]; (7) Peter Goodwin [1866-1944, married Lucy Cahill Gauldin]; (8) Samuel J. [1854-1899, married Eliza Hallarn, Margaret N. March, Lutie F. Cooper, Mary Bland McLain]; (9) Tempest J. [1842-?]; (10) Thomas S. [1858-1945, married Mary Ann Millsap]; and (11) Amos Henry Weedin Sullivan [1841-1935] who wrote:
The subject of this sketch, who is a successful and popular physician at Miami, Saline County, Missouri, is a native of the township in which he resides and was born on the 29th day of May, 1841. He received his education in the common schools, supplementing this by attendance at the University of Iowa, where he graduated in 1871. Having determined to adopt the medical profession as his life's work, he matriculated in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at St. Louis, where he was graduated in 1883. In 1861, at the inception of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Federal army, joining the Ninth Missouri Cavalry Regiment. Prior to enlisting, the subject had been pursuing the study of medicine with Doctor Dunlap of Miami as preceptor, and after serving in the army a short time he was made hospital steward which position he held until the close of the war. The regiment of which he was a member performed most of its service in Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas and also served as body guard for Governor Gamble. They performed much arduous service, participating in several battles and a number of skirmishes. The subject was mustered out at St. Louis in 1865 and received an honorable discharge. ...

Excerpted from The 1910 Saline County History.
August 17th | 1929 | 7th hour AM
What Man Should Study
  • First: God and Life
  • Second: Man and Death
  • Third: Law, Religion and History
  • Fourth: Science in all of its Branches
Excerpted from hardcopy provided by the subject's great grandson William Beaumont Sullivan and the State Historical Society of Missouri.
Successfully Treating Rat PoisonCopy: Forty-five years ago I was called to attend one boy aged 4 years and two girls, aged 5 and 6, who had eaten corn bread with powdered glass in it. The bread had been prepared to kill rats. I gave an emetic, followed in one hour by boiled potatoes, till the stomachs of the children were filled. In one hour I gave castor oil. The potatoes were expelled by rectum thoroughly mixed with fine glass. The children all recovered without any untoward symptoms.

A. H. W. Sullivan, MD, Miami, MO

Marriages and Children:
1. May Ann Cooper
2. Mary Audsley
. Algernon Burroughs Hazard [1884-1962, married Riva Sue Hamner]
. Amos William Wells [1870-1949, married Lutie H. Gibbons, Jennie Stiverson, Mary Fortune]
. Belladonna [1875]
. Bertha Isabella Gertrude [1880-1964, married John Francis Elder]
. Francis Franklin Hall [1872-1944, married Ethel Irene Casebolt]
. Lewis Boyd Audsley [1886-1961, married Emma Maude Haynie]
. Lloyd Ira Whitehead [1889-1959, married Edna Malan]
. Mary Ellen Tobithia [1876-1920, married Ernest Emmett Jennings]
. Tempest E. Joseph [1867-1908, married Mildred Maud Donoho]
3. Frances C. Royar [Miss Doll] © 2001-24 | webmaster