T. Gustave Bidaux


1876 Jefferson County, MO Historical Atlas

Dr. Gustave Bidaux of Victoria, was born at Paris, France on the twelfth of March, 1830. His father was General Bidaux of the French army, who served in the African wars, and was assassinated by the Arabs in 1836 at Teuiehtelahan, Province of Constantine. His mother was the daughter of a manufacturer of silk at Lyons and Gustave was the only child. He was designed by his mother for the Catholic Priesthood. At the seminary of Saint Sulpice he studied the classics and modern science and received the degree of B.S. when eighteen. He resolved on adopting medicine, and was five years at the Ecole de Medicine of Paris, from which he graduated in 1853, receiving his diploma from the hands of the celebrated Dr. Velpeau. He had early developed a strong musical taste, and while at school at medical college spared no pains for its cultivation. In 1854 he was received as a member of Conservatoire of Paris by Directors Auber, Meyerbeer, and Halevy. The same year, 1854, he came to America with the purpose of practicing medicine. He opened an office in New York City, but subsequently became connected with the opera, and made his first appearance at the Fourteenth Street Opera House in New York, beginning a career which made him distinguished all over this country. He sang in the principal cities of the United States from Bangor, Maine, to San Francisco. He won his most brilliant successes at Maguire’s Opera House in San Francisco, and at the Academy of Music in New Orleans. At this latter place he was made the recipient of a massive gold cross presented by the ladies of the Crescent City. He traveled also through South America and the West India Islands, where he sang in the principal cities and was everywhere warmly received. In 1866 he married Mrs. L. S. Alleyne, the mother of Prof. J.S.B. Alleyne of the Medical College of St. Louis. For two years he was connected with Wilson’s Minstrel Company of Fifth street, St. Louis. He was thus employed in the musical profession till 1873 when he was summoned to Paris by the sickness of his mother. Her death occurred before he could reach Paris where he remained two years occupied in attending to the business belonging to his mother’s estate and in the study of homeopathy. March the twelfth, 1875, the Medical Faculty of Paris presented him with a valuable watch as a mark of their esteem. He received intelligence of the sickness of his wife, and left Paris on the tenth of April, 1875, but on reaching New York he was apprised of her death. In May, 1875, he located at Victoria, at which place he formerly lived with his wife, and began the practice of medicine.


1876 Jefferson County Missouri Historical Atlas

T. Gustave Bidaux, Victoria, Occupation Homeopathic Physician, Nativity Paris, France, came to county in 1867


1880 Jefferson County MO Census, Victoria

Gustave Bidaux, Physician, Age 50, FRA FRA FRA