Biographies


Transcribed by G McCall from:

A HISTORY OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA

By Luther B. Hill, A. B., With the Assistance of Local Authorities, Volume II, Illustrated, The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago / New York, 1910, Page 246

Andrew J. Lovell, M.D. Prominent among the foremost citizens of Council Hill, Muskogee county, Andrew J. Lovell M.D., is distinguished not only for his medical skill and success, but for his personal worth and integrity. A son of Nicholas Lovell, he was born in Denmark, Jackson county, Arkansas, of pioneer ancestry. During the Civil war Nicholas Lovell served on the Union side. Locating in Arkansas at the close of the war, he was engaged in both agricultural and mercantile pursuits in Denmark, carrying on a thriving business until his death in 1889. He married Nancy Goad, whose father, John Goad, was a pioneer settler of Arkansas, and she survived him, dying in 1899. They reared seven children, as follows: Mollie, deceased, was the wife of the late John Rhew; Locie, wife of W. C. Grandy; Nettie, wife of James Westmoreland; J. N. Lovell, M. D., of Bradford, Arkansas; Vena, deceased, married the late A. N. Hodges; Andrew J., the special subject of this sketch; and Belle, wife of Otto E. Jump, cashier of the Citizens’ State Bank of Council Hill.

Reared on the plantation of his father in Jackson county, Arkansas, Andrew J. Lovell received his rudimentary education in the public schools of his native county, after which he continued his studies for two years at the academy of Heber, Arkansas. Going then to Memphis, Tennessee, he entered the Memphis Hospital Medical College, from which he was graduated with the degree of M.D. on April 25, 1902. Immediately beginning the practice of medicine, Dr. Lovell met with good success, and in January, 1905, on the fifth day of the month, located at Council Hill, Muskogee county, where he has since built up an extensive and lucrative patronage, his practice being confined not only to the village, but covering the surrounding country within a radius of eight miles. Enterprising and far-seeing, the Doctor, in 1907, enlarged his operations by purchasing from James Faukner, now of Checotah, the first drug store established at Council Hill, and has since managed it successfully.

Dr. Lovell married, in 1889, Miss Stattie Jones, of Tupelo, Arkansas, a daughter of W. H. and Mary (Jelks) Jones, a sister of Dr. Jelks of Searcy, Arkansas, and a cousin of Dr. Jelks, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and of Dr. J. Jelks, of Memphis, Tenn. The Doctor and Mrs. Lovell had one child, Kenneth J. W. Lovell. The Doctor’s wife died on September 15, 1907, and on December 16, 1909, he married Miss Katherine Mount, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Mount, of Ellwood, Missouri. Dr. Lovell is a man of excellent business ability, and is actively interested in various industrial interests in Council Hill, being vice president of the Central Mill and Elevator Company, and one-half owner of the New State Mercantile Company. He is local surgeon for the M., O. and G. Railroad, and is a member of the State Medical Board, of the South Western Medical Association and of Muskogee County Medical Association. Fraternally the Doctor is a member of Council Hill Lodge, No. 328, A. F. & A. M., and of the Fredonia Eastern Star, No. 8, at Bradford, Arkansas. He also belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a member of Lodge No. 228, of Council Hill. Politically he is a Republican.



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