Pictorial and Genealogical Record
of Greene County, Missouri

Together with Bibliographies of Prominent Men of Other Portions of the State, Both Living and Dead


DR. C. C. CLEMENTS, Springfield. Mo., is one of the honored and leading physicians of this city, who has devoted many years of his life to the practice of his chosen profession. He descends from an old Colonial American family and was born in Jackson County, Tenn., in 1838. His father, Christopher Clements, came from Virginia. He was a farmer and married Mary Frame, who was of Scotch-Irish descent and a native of Tennessee. Mr. and Mrs. Clements were the parents of eight children, -who grew up: Leroy S., Henderson M., William M., Andrew J., George W., Tabitha, Sallie and subject. Mr. Clements died at the age of sixty-four years in Jackson County, Tenn. He was a member of the Christian Church and his wife was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and they were both people of sterling worth. Mr. Clements was a soldier in the Seminole War in Florida. Dr. C. C. Clements, son of above and the subject of our sketch, was born on his father's farm in Jackson County, Tenn., April 8, 1838. He received the education of the public schools, and when a young man began the study of medicine under his brother, W. M. Clements, with whom he pursued his medical studies for some years and attended the medical department of the University of Louisville, Ky., and then graduated at the Jefferson Medical College, after which he began the practice of medicine in Macon County, Tenn. In the spring of 1864 Dr. Clements was appointed to the position of assistant surgeon of the First Tennessee United States Volunteer Mounted Infantry, and afterward surgeon of the Fourth Tennessee Mounted Infantry, and was one of the surgeons who cared for the wounded at the battle of Nashville. After these honorable services to his country he came to Springfield, in the spring of 1867, where he has since practiced medicine. He married -----1870, Abina Parish, the daughter of H. M. Parish and ------. Dr. Parish was one of the prominent physicians of the early days in Springfield. To Dr. and Mrs. Clements have been born one child, Frank P., now a successful business man of this city and teller of the Greene County Bank. Dr. Clements is socially a Mason, member of Solomon Lodge, Springfield. He is also a member of the Greene County Medical Society, Southwest District Medical Society and Missouri State Medical Association. The Doctor is a patron of the leading medical periodicals and journals, a physician of wide experience and great skill in his profession and stands high as a man of high integrity of character in the city where be has passed so many years of successful practice. The Doctor is president of the Springfield Board of Pension Examiners. In political opinions he is a Republican. Dr. Clements is one of those physicians who has gained his enviable reputation by the able and faithful practice of his profession through a long period of years, during which he has won the high esteem of the people of Springfield.

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