Biographical Sketch of Dr. Oscar Aden Jamison
July 11, 1877 – January 27, 1950
Oscar Aden Jamison was the seventh child born to the farming family of John B. and Rhoda Jamison in Green county, Indiana. In the 1900 U. S. Census he was already practicing medicine, living in Wayne, Bollinger, Missouri. The doctor came to Jackson county, Arkansas after he had graduated from the Barnes Medical School of St. Louis in 1901 and studied post graduate courses at Tulane University.
On January 11, 1903 he and Clara C. Giffin were wed in Jackson County. In 1904 Clara gave birth to their daughter, Ann Oneal. Unfortunately Clara was to pass away in 1913 following a long illness of tuberculosis. On August 24, 1915 Dr. Jamison and Ruth Yelverton were wed in Jackson County.
A veteran of World War I, he served as a first lieutenant in the Medical Corps overseas. He was discharged from the service in December, 1918. Upon his return to Tuckerman, he resumed his medical practice, doing so for the next 30 plus years.
In the early morning hours of January 27, 1950 Dr. Jamison died. “His passing brought to a close a life of service in both civic affairs and professional service few in any field can equal. He was active in the city government, in the organizations of the county, and gave generously of his time and ability when illness visited persons too poor to pay him for his services. His patience and spiritual strength brought him friends wherever he met with people and his ability to serve and to lead won him the respect and admiration of a legion. He was for many years a steward in the First Methodist Church of Tuckerman and served for almost as many years as alderman on the city council. He was an active member of the Jackson County Medical Society and the Shrine Scimitar Temple of Little Rock.” 1
His remains lie buried in the Gracelawn Cemetery, Tuckerman, Jackson County, Arkansas.
1 Tuckerman Record, Tuckerman, Arkansas February 2, 1950
John T. Mitchell, BBA
September 14, 2019