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HENRY JACKSON TRICE


There is something wholesome and helpful in the atmosphere of a university or college town, even to the fellow who is not permitted to attend the institution. This is illustrated by the life and work of Dr. Henry Jackson Trice, a successful physician of Clarksburg, W. Va., who was born and reared at Chapel Hill, the seat of the North Carolina University in Orange County. He was ambitious to win success and to be of some service in the world almost from childhood. That feeling grew up within him during the years and must have come from his local environment. The date of his birth was November, 1882. His parents were George W. and Lucy (Morgan) Trice.

Dr. Trice married on June 1, 1921, Miss Louise Hester, of Clarkesville, Tenn. Mrs. Trice was educated at Walden University, Nashville, and was before her marriage an accomplished teacher. Young Trice laid the foundation of his education in the local public schools. The boy lost his mother at an early age; the father assisted what he could with his education, but he was largely self-supporting. He did his high school and college work at Walden University, Nashville, Tenn., after which he matriculated at Meharry Medical College, where he won his M.D. degree in 1915. He was active in college athletics, both baseball and football.

Following his graduation in 1915 he began the practice at Clarksville, Tenn., where he remained till the spring of 1921. At that time he came to Clarksburg, W. Va., where he is now firmly established in his professional work. He is active in the various organizations of the race, professional, social and religious. He belongs to the Masons and Pythians, for both of which is local examiner. In politics he is a Republican, in religion a Baptist. He is a member of the State Medical and Dental Association, also the National Medical Association. He is examiner for the Supreme Life and Casualty Insurance Company, and for the National Benefit Life Insurance Company. His favorite reading is history. Knowing that ignorance cannot compete with intelligence, he is of the opinion that the greatest need of the race is higher education.


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