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Transcribed from:  The History of Florida:  Past & Present, The Lewis Publishing Co., Vol. 
III, page 85, 1923.

ALSOBROOK, JOHN W., M.D., a prominent and representative physician and surgeon engaged in
active surgical practice at Plant City, Hillsborough County, was born at Lafayette, Chambers
County, Alabama, on the 28th of March, 1876, and is a son of JOHN N. and ALICE LENORE ALSOBROOK.
JOHN N. ALSOBROOK was one in a family of thirteen sons, eleven of whom were gallant young
soldiers of the Confederacy in the Civil war, in which one of the number lost his life.
JOHN N. ALSOBROOK was born in Tolbert County, Georgia and became one of the successful exponents
of farm industry in Chambers County, Alabama, his children being ten in number, seven sons
and three daughters, and four of the sons having been in the nation's military service in
connection with the World war, including Dr. JOHN W., of this review, who gained the rank
of major in the medical corps of the United States Army and who was stationed at Newport News,
Virginia. Two of the brothers were in active service with the American Expeditionary Forces

The high academic education of Doctor ALSOBROOK was received in Lafayette College, Alabama,
and in preparation for his chosen profession he entered the medical department of Vanderbilt
University, at Nashville, Tennessee, in which institution he was graduated as a member of
the class of 1904. In the same year that he thus received his degree of Doctor of Medicine
he established himself in practice at Plant City, Florida, where he has since continued his
able and successful professional work, save for the period of his service in the medical
corps of the United States Army. His personal popularity and professional ability find
reflection in the scope and character of his representative practice as one of the prominent
physicians and surgeons of Hillsborough County. He is affiliated with the American Medical
Association, the Florida State Medical Society and the Hillsborough County Medical Society.
The doctor is local surgeon for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and is surgeon-in-chief for
the Cornett Phosphate Company. In connection with his well appointed office he maintains a
private hospital for the handling of surgical cases exclusively. Doctor ALSOBROOK is one
of the most loyal and progressive members of the Kiwanis Club at Plant City, and served as
its first president, an office to which he was elected at the time of its organization. He
is affiliated with the Masonic fraternity and the Knights of Pythias, and in politics is a
loyal supporter of the cause of the democratic party. He and his wife are active members
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The Doctor is the owner of an excellent orange
grove, located about midway between Plant City and Tampa.

June 15, 1905, recorded the marriage of Doctor ALSOBROOK to Miss MARGARET KILPATRICK, who
was born and reared in the state of Mississippi, and the one child of this union is a daughter,
M. ELIZABETH, who is fourteen years of age at the time of this writing, and who is a student
in the high school of Plant City.

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