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J. W. Mershon
Born April 13, 1852
J. W. MERSHON, physician and surgeon, Monticello; is a native of Lewis Co., Ky., and was born April 13, 1852; when 5 years of age, his parents came to Iowa, in 1857, and located in Jones Co.; he grew up to manhood and attended school here, and completed his literary education at Cornell College, Mount Vernon; he studied medicine and graduated in Cincinnati Medical College in 1874; he practiced medicine in Carroll Co., Ill., at Lanark and Mount Carroll, and came to Jones Co., and located at Monticello in April, 1878, and since then has practiced his profession here. He married Bliss Evadna B. Moffatt, from Cherry Grove, Carroll Co., Ill., March 5, 1874; they have three children—Frank, Fred and Grace.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 676.

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