Dr. Thornberry Bailey Bartlett

Dr. T. B. Bartlett Headstone
The Daily Telegram., September 25, 1906, page 8

Dr. T. B. Bartlett, of Mt. Clare spent Tuesday here.

The Daily Telegram., May 17, 1906

Dr. T. B. Bartlett, of Mt. Clare, spent Thursday in the city.

The Daily Telegram., July 18, 1907, page 8

Dr. T. B. Bartlett, of Mt. Clare, spent Thursday in the city.

Surgical Tools

The Daily Telegram., February 21, 1908, page 4

Dr. T. B. Bartlett, one of the oldest practicing physicians of this county, is seriously ill at Mt. Clare, with a complication of diseases incident to old age, and his demise is looked for at any time.


The Fairmont West Virginian., February 25, 1908

CLARKSBURG. Feb. 24–Dr. T. Bailey Bartlett, one of the best known physicians in Harrison County is dangerously ill at his home at Mt. Clare and his death is momentally expected. He has been ill for several weeks suffering from a general breakdown and has steadily grown worse.

Saturday his condition became so grave that his children were summoned to his bedside and he has been unconscious for several hours and is gradually sinking away.


Prominent Physician and Citizen of Harrison County, Answers the Last Call.
The Daily Telegram., February 26, 1908

Dr. Thornberry Bailey Bartlett, one of Harrison County’s prominent and highly esteemed citizens, is dead at his home at Mt. Clare after a lingering illness, in the seventy-sixth year of his age. Dissolution occurred Tuesday night at 8 o’clock.

Medical Symbol

Dr. Bartlett was born January 17, 1833. He was one of the oldest and best known practicing physicians in Harrison County, and had a wide acquaintance in Barbour and Lewis counties.

A year and a half ago he was the victim of a stroke of paralysis, from which he never fully recovered. This, together with other diseases incident to old age, caused a rapid decline in his health during the last few months and terminated in his death as above stated.

During the Civil War he espoused the cause of the Confederacy, and served as surgeon of the Twenty Fourth Virginia Regiment in General Gary’s Brigade, C. S. A., entering the service in June, 1861, and closing with the surrender of Lee’s Army at Appomattox, April 9, 1865.

In politics he was a Democrat of the Jeffersonian type; and was an admiring disciple of William Jennings Bryan. Until very recently he took much interest in politics, was well posted upon all current events, and was a formidable antagonist to any who dared to oppose him in an oral discussion.

In religion he was of the Baptist faith, and for many years he had been a consistent member of the congregation of that denomination at Center Branch.

Dr . Bartlett and Rhoda Ann Hudkins were united in marriage on the 23rd day of February, 1854. To this union were born six children, and besides the oldest which died in infancy, he is survived by the following: Mrs. Dora D. Linger, Vandalia; Leonodas Bartlett, Buckhannon; Mrs. Hanna R. Linger, Fairmont; Mrs. Camdena Wetzel, Lost Creek; and Mrs. Florence Hickman, Mt. Clare. His wife preceded him in death by five years.

Short funeral services will be held at his late residence in Mt. Clare on Thursday morning at 8 o’clock and his body will be shipped to Clarksburg on train No. 2 for interment in the I. O. O. F. cemetery, where the services will be concluded, the Rev. Lloyd Holden officiaiting.

Dr. Bartlett Passes Away

The Fairmont West Virginian., February 26, 1908

CLARKSBURG. Feb. 26.–Dr. T. Bailey Bartlett, one of the best known physicians in this county, died at his home at Mt. Clare Tuesday night at 8:10 o’clock.

The deceased had been in ill health for more than a year and had been rapidly declining until a few weeks ago when he was afflicted with a complication of diseases, which was the immediate cause of his death although he had previously suffered two severe stroke of paralysis.

Death Comes

Dr. Bartlett was a native of this county and was about 72 years of age at the time of his death. He was always a studious individual and at an early age acquired an exceptionally good classic and academic education and later attended and was graduated from a medical college in Cincinnati and subsequently took several post graduate courses, and for many years was classed as the leading country doctor in Harrison County.

Dr. Bartlett was the father of Mrs. L. A. Linger, of this city, who had visited him during his last illness, which had been extended over several months. Mrs. Linger will attend the funeral services.

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