DR. THOMAS DONEHOO, a physician and druggist, now deceased, was born in May, 1838, in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania.
His father, John Donehco, was born in Ireland, and his mother, Belle (McElhaney) Donehco, was a native of Virginia.
At the age of sixteen Thomas, being thrown on his own resources, came to Platte county, Missouri, settling in Weston,
where he studied medicine, and in 1861 he was graduated at the St. Louis Medical College. He located at Easton,
Leavenworth county, Kansas, where he successfully practiced his profession until his removal to Medoc, Jasper county,
Missouri, in May, 1867. Here he opened a drug store and also had an extensive practice of medicine. In 1875 Dr.
Donehoo purchased a stock of dry goods and groceries, continuing his other business, along with making occasional
investments in real estate and buying and shipping stock.
Aside from being a physician of skill and ability, the Doctor was a business man of first class ability and integrity,
and by industry and faithfulness to business amassed quite a fortune. While a resident of Kansas he married Miss
Frances Creech. John J. Donehoo, his son, is a druggist in the city of Joplin. Dr. Donehoo died at Medoc in February,
The Biographical History of Jasper County, Missouri
By Hon. Malcolm G. McGregor
The Lewis Publishing Co.
Jasper County, MO
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