A Twentieth century history and biographical record of Crawford County, Kansas, by Home Authors; Illustrated. Published by Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, IL : 1905. 656 p. ill. Transcribed by staff and students at Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas.

1905 History of Crawford County Kansas


Dr. J. G. Sandidge, physician and surgeon and proprietor of a drug store at Mulberry, Crawford county, has been very successful from a professional and from a business standpoint during the ten years of his work in this town, and now enjoys a larger practice than he can comfortably attend to. He had a very fine training in medicine as well as in pharmacy, and his engaging personality and eminent fitness for his life work have given him immediate and high favor among those needing his professional services.

Dr. Sandidge was born in New Orleans, November 12, 1870, being a son of J. G. and Susan (Wilson) Sandidge. His mother, a native of Virginia, died in 1884. His father is a prominent cotton planter of Louisiana, and makes his home in New Orleans. He is a mining engineer by trade, and followed that occupation until he engaged in his present industry.

Dr. Sandidge went to school at Bartrop, Louisiana, was a student in the St. Louis high school and the International Business College of St. Louis. He studied in the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and in 1892 graduated from the medical department of Washington University. For six months he was assistant physician of St. John's Hospital at St. Louis, and on March 31, 1893, he located at Mulberry, Kansas, and began practice. In 1900 he opened his drug store in the town, and in both lines he has a large and desirable patronage.

Dr. Sandidge is a member of the Crawford County Medical Society, the Kansas State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and has fraternal affiliations with Lodge No. 417, I. O. O. F. He was married, February 8, 1899, to Miss Florence Miller, a daughter of W. L. Miller, one of the leading business men of this county. Dr. and Mrs. Sandidge have one child, Allen Wilson, who is four years old. The doctor and his wife stand high in the social circles of their community, and play a worthy part in all affairs pertaining to public progress and social and intellectual uplifting.