Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Andrew Ten Brook

DR. ANDREW TEN BROOK, one of the most prominent physicians and surgeons of Parsons, Kansas, has an extensive practice in the vicinity, in addition to which he has acted as local surgeon for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company since 1890.

Dr. Ten Brook was born in Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, in 1853, and is a son of Andrew Ten Brook, Jr., and a grandson of Andrew Ten Brook, Sr., who was born in New Jersey, and was an early settler in Northumberland county, Pennsylvania.

Andrew Ten Brook, Jr., father of the Doctor, was born in Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, and resided in that county all his life with the exception of twelve years spent in Niagara county, New York. He married Hannah M. McCarty, who died at the age of thirty-eight years. He died at the age of seventy-eight years. They were parents of three children who reached maturity, as follows: William H., of Paris, Illinois, Andrew, and Adelaide (Russell), a resident of Northumberland county, Pennsylvania. One died in infancy, and Robert S. died at an early age. William H. became a physician.

Dr. Andrew Ten Brook received his primary mental culture in the public schools of his native county, and at the age of sixteen years went to Galesburg, Illinois, where he attended Knox College. He afterward studied medicine at Jefferson Medical College, in Philadelphia, and was graduated with the class of 1876. Returning to his native county, he practiced medicine there in a very successful manner for a period of seven years, and was then located for one year at McLean, Illinois. In February, 1884, he settled in Parsons, Kansas, where he has built up a good and remunerative practice, and enjoys an excellent reputation as a skilled and experienced practitioner.

In 1884 Dr. Ten Brook was united in matrimony with Carrie D. Aldrich, of McLean, Illinois, and they have two children, as follows: Carl and Andrew, Jr. Fraternally, the Doctor is a member of Parsons Lodge, A. F. & A. M. Politically, he is a stanch Republican. He has served as a member of the board of health, and as city physician. He is also a member of the Southeastern Kansas Medical Society.