The middle of five daughters, Nell recalls growing up in Arkansas and Oklahoma at the beginning of the twentieth century. From 1909 to 1934, her father was a country doctor who made house calls from the back of a horse and (more often than not) was paid in chickens rather than cash. The book provides an eye-witness account of rural American life in the early 20th century and is a treasure trove of small details ranging from daily life in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Dr. Sutton’s first practice was in Elizabeth, Arkansas. He then moved to Oklahoma, taking the family first to infamous Keokuk Falls and finally to the sleepy town of Milfay where he retired in 1934.
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“The Doctor’s Daughters gives a rare look inside the life of a rural country doctor at the beginning of the twentieth century, as told through the eyes of one of his daughters. The author spares no details, even describing how much people paid for getting a tooth pulled and how the family lived. Anyone researching this era and topic will find this book very helpful.” ~ Amber Sparks for Roserock Reviews [FOUR STARS]
Nell Sutton Jordan (1904-1997) spent her early childhood in rural Arkansas before the family moved to Oklahoma. She earned her teaching degree from Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma. She retired in the 1970s, after teaching high school and grade school for over forty years. A member of the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc., she was a long-time contributor to the Meeker Herald and the Shawnee News-Star.