Dr. S. M. BRICE, born in Clark County, Ky., January 1, 1815 ; remained in that State until 1835, when he emigrated with his father to Carroll County, Ill., and remained one year ; went to Van Buren County, Iowa, and remained until 1840, when he returned to Carroll County, Ill., where he remained until 1843.
During this period of his life he had been engaged in farming, but for the last seven years had been preparing himself for the medical profession. Having completed his studies, he went to Linn County, Iowa, and entered into practice, where he remained until 1863, when he came to Linn County, Kansas, and located on a farm two miles from Mound City. Sold his farm and moved to Mound City in 1867, where he now resides.
He withdrew from active practice in 1870, and entered the drug trade with his son-in-law, W.W. Bartleson. Sold out to his partner in 1878. In 1875, he became editor of the Linn County Clarion, published at Mound City by J.C. Cannon and T.B. Van Buskirk. He bought Cannon's interest in 1876, and continued as editor and joint proprietor until December, 1879, when the firm sold the paper to R.B. Bryan, its present proprietor. Since that time he has been engaged in the boot and shoe trade, and in the preparation and publication of a book entitled Financial Catechism and History of the Financial Legislation of the United States from 1862 to 1882, the first edition of which is just from the press.
The Doctor has represented his district twice in the (Kansas) State Legislature, first in 1866, and again in 1871. He was married to Miss Esther Tolman, a native of Maine, in Van Buren County, Iowa, July 31, 1838. They have one child living, a daughter Marion Alice, who is married to E. W. Bartleson.