Biography of Dr. Walter Q. Tucker
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DR. WALTER QUENTIN TUCKER.
A descendant of the son of an English governor of Bermuda who settled in Virginia and served in the American Revolution under General Francis Marion, Dr. Walter Quentin Tucker of Forest Grove, Washington county, comes of sound English-American stock. The son of this Revolutionary soldier became a pioneer of Indiana and his son, John Wesley Tucker was a distinguished lawyer and a man of affairs. He served as a colonel in the Civil war, was United States district attorney for the southern district of Indiana and receiver of public moneys in Nebraska. He married Amanda Frances Wilson, a member of a pioneer family of Tennessee and of this union Walter Quentin Tucker was born at Orleans, Indiana, in 1870.

Dr. Tucker was educated in the grade and high schools of Blair, Nebraska, and in the Normal school at Fremont, that state. He pursued his medical course in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at St. Louis, Missouri, receiving his degree of M. D. in 1895. He began his practice at Modesto, Illinois, and remained there until 1898 when he was appointed a surgeon in the Indian service for the next ten years. In 1908 he came to Oregon and finding the people and the climate much to his liking he settled at Forest Grove and has since practiced his profession there continuously.

Dr. Tucker was married in 1895 to Miss Dollies McCurley, a daughter of James and Talitha McCurley, both of Illinois pioneer stock. They have three children: Ernestine Talitha, a graduate of the local high school who is training to be a nurse with the intention of assisting her father in his office practice; Galen Bartholomew, a student at the Oregon Agricultural college; and Blanche Helen, a high school student. The trio is an example of the old adage that "blood will tell." Mrs. Tucker is noted as a model mother and hostess and is a member of the Eastern Star. Dr. Tucker is a Mason, a Modern Woodman and a member of the Royal Arcanum. He is president of the Washington County Medical Association, member of the Oregon Medical Society and of the American Medical Association. He has many friends and admirers and his practice is extensive.

From:
History of Oregon Illistrated
Vol. 3
BY: Charles H. Carney
The Pioneer Historical Publishing Company
Chicago - Portland 1922


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