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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Little River County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1890.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Dr. Louis A. Sager, practicing physician and surgeon of Rocky Comfort, Ark. In recording the names of faithful practitioners of medicine in this locality, that of Louis A. Sager will always be given a prominent and enviable position. There are two ways to gain a reputation—one by the influence of friends, and the other by individual application and true worth. The latter applies to Dr. Sager, who has certainly reached the top round of the ladder in that most notable of all professions. He is a native-born resident of Arkansas, having been ushered into this world in Benton County on November 19, 1850, the youngest in a family of eleven children. His parents, Simon and Wilhelmina (Meyer) Sager, were both born in Germany, and were married in their native country. About 1830 they emigrated to the United States, and settled in Kansas City, Mo., but later moved to Benton County, Ark.,where they made their home, and there the father engaged in the stock business on a large scale. He died in 1863, leaving a widow,who survived until 1870, when she passed to her final home. Louis A. Sager obtained his literary education in the schools of Benton County, Ark., and Kansas City, Mo., where he spent his youthful days, subsequently entering the Eclectic Medical College of Cincinnati, from which institution he was graduated in 1874. After taking a thorough course at the Louisville (Ky.) Medical College, he graduated in 1876, and later, in 1879, graduated from the Bellevue Hospital Medical College of New York, and has been actively engaged in the practice of medicine since that time. Prior to this, however, in 1874, he had entered upon his career, the scenes of his labors being in the Choctaw Nation. In 1882 be came to Rocky Comfort, and here he has already established a large practice, which, however, is mostly confined to his office, his patients coming from far and near to consult him, as he has the reputation of being one of the most skillful surgeons and specialists in the State. He is a hard student, and keeps thoroughly apace with the strides which are constantly being made in his profession, and takes a number of leading medical journals. He has been twice married—first, in July, 1876, to Miss Emma Copeland, born at Wheelock, Ind. Ter., who passed to her final home in 1877. He married his present wife on November 19, 1880, and one child, Eula (now seven years of age), is the result of this marriage. Mrs. Sager was formerly Mrs. Florence Holman, and she is numbered among the worthy members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Dr. Sager belongs to the Masonic order, and is classed among the leading and well-to-do citizens of Little River County.

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This family biography is one of 38 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Little River County, Arkansas published in 1890.  For the complete description, click here: Little River County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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