James R. Prichard


State Board of Health Certificates

Jefferson College 786 II D R

Jas. R. Prichard, Plattin Post Office, 1881 (date of license or diploma)


State Board of Health Certificates

Jefferson College 787 II D R

James R. Richard 1883 Missouri Medical College


Dr. J.R. PRITCHARD, of Valles Mines, went to St. Louis last fall to complete his course in the Medical College, but instead of medical lectures, he has been taking doctor's physic, and under the surgeon's knife. For five weeks he has been in bed from a surgical operation for appendicitis and is now only able to sit up for a few hours at a time. He will not be able to work for some time, but hopes to soon be able to visit his friends in this and St. Francois counties. We are sorry to hear of his affliction for he is an excellent citizen and had good success as a physician.


1900 Jefferson County MO Census, Festus

James R. Prichard, Physician, Born Nov. 1848, Age 51, Married 12 years, MS GA TN

Susan A. Dec 1866, Age 33, mother of 2, 2 living, MO KY OH

Theodosia C. Oct. 1891 8 MO

Samuel U. Sep 1893 6 MO


Howard Litton’s book “Tanglefoot Portrait of a City”

Dr. James  Pritcherd established a telephone line from his office to  Hillsboro and to his home. When static was bad he used a code of clicks to get the message through such as two clicks meant “going on house call.”