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[Doctor William A. Barton]

Description: Doctor William A. Barton. Photo circa 1905: Dr. Barton, doctor and druggist in Clay County. Lived in Newport area c.1885 - c. 1900, then in Bellevue until his death in 1922. He ran a pharmacy in Bellevue with his wife's step-father, William C. Hood. His store was destroyed in the 1906 tornado. Buried in Bellevue cemetery.
Date: 1905~
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[Sheppard-Watts Hospital and Nursing School in Marshall]

Description: A three-story brick building was the Sheppard- Watts Hospital and Nursing School which served the African-American community in Marshall. It was located at 606 S. Carter St. in the historic New Town Neighborhood. The hospital was constructed in 1925 by Dr. James R. Sheppard. It was later purchased and renovated by Dr. William Watts. On the Sanborn Maps, the original hospital was called Sheppard Sanitarium.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Sheppard Sanitarium, Marshall]

Description: Sheppard Sanitarium was established by Dr. James R. Sheppard in 1925 to serve the African-American community in Marshall. It was located at 606 S. Carter St. in the historic New Town Neighborhood of Marshall's western section. There was also a nursing school there. The five persons in the photo are unidentified, although the man may be Dr. Sheppard. Three of the women wear nurse uniforms. The fourth wears a utility apron. The building as shown was a three-story brick structure with window awnings. An early model car is parked at the right side. The hospital was later purchased and renovated by Dr. William Watts, who renamed it Sheppard-Watts Hospital. Dr. George T. Coleman, Dr. Frank Williams, and the Wiley College physician are known to have practiced there.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marshall Public Library