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By Luther B. Hill, A. B., With the Assistance of Local Authorities, Volume II, Illustrated, The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago / New York, 1910, Page 133

M. S. Jewell, M.D., who is one of the most prominent young physicians of Oktaha and Muskogee county, is a native of Illinois, born in Warren county and a son of Charles and Annie (Townsend) Jewell. His father was a successful farmer, although he was still a comparatively young man when he met his death by being accidentally shot. His widow was left with the care of five children, three of whom were boys. Both daughters and sons became assistants in the family support as they reached years of capability, so that the heaviest burdens fell on the mother when the children were still immature. The members of the family who thus reached useful maturity were as follows: Olive, who became the wife of W. H. Brown, of Little York, Illinois; M. S., of this sketch; H. T., who is now a farmer of Monmouth, Illinois; Frances, wife of Arthur Patterson, of that place; and E. C., also a resident of Monmouth.

Dr. Jewell received his preliminary education at the Baptist College of Burlington, Iowa, and completed his professional course in the Louisville Medical College, graduating with his degree of M. D. in the class of 1898. Immediately afterward, being then twenty-three years of age, he located at Olena, Henderson county, Illinois, where he practiced eighteen months and then went east to take a post-graduate course in New York. In 1906 the Doctor located at Checotah and, in connection with his practice, engaged in the drug business. He has also become interested in farming and other local enterprises, and in every way is one of the leading men of the locality. In 1900 he married Miss Mary A. Blake, of Burlington, Iowa, daughter of M. E. and Nancy (Braham) Blake. Her father was one of the leading attorneys and citizens of that city. Mr. and Mrs. Blake were the parents of Mary A., Henry G. (of the City of Mexico), Myra, William G., Ruth and Edgar (also a resident of Mexico). Dr. and Mrs. Jewell have two children, as follows: Charles Blake and Merritt Schofield Jewell. The former is a Republican in politics and affiliates with the Congregational church.

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