biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
ARTHUR C. WILKINS, physician and sur- geon at Oskaloosa, was born in Roane County, Tenn., Aug. 20, 1841. He was in the senior class at the State University when the late war broke out, and the business of the institution was suspended. In 1863 he came to this State and located in Washington County. He took a regular course at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Keokuk, and graduated from that institution in the class of 1865. Entering at once upon the practice of his profession at Sigourney, he continued there until 1870, when he went to Lexington, this State, and was there engaged in practice until 1880. During the latter year our subject came to Oskaloosa, and formed a partnership with Dr. D. A. Hurst, which connection contiued four years, and since the dissolution of the partnership Dr. Wilkins has continued in practice alone, meeting with signal success. Dr. Wilkins was married at Ft. Wayne, Ind., Jan. 26, 1876, to Miss Almira L. Briggs, daughter of Jesse and Rebecca Briggs. Mrs. Wilkins was born. at Ft. Wayne, and of her union with our subject four children were born, two sons and two daughters, who have been named Emerson C., Fred Marcellus, Jessie Blanche and Clara Maude. Dr. Wilkins is a Knight Templar and likewise a member of various Masonic bodies. He stands at the head of his profession in this section of Iowa, and is known as a thorough student, not only in his profession, but in the school of history, natural science and literature. He is a gentleman of broad views, a deep thinker, close reasoner, and follows with keen attention the discoveries and developments in medical science. His success in his profession has been flattering, and he is rapidly building up an extensive practice.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy