Note: Thomas lived in Warren County, Kentucky. He later moved to Barton County, Missouri. He later moved to Dade County, Missouri. He later moved back to Barton County, Missouri.
Thomas was a medical doctor.
Thomas and his parents moved to Barton County, Missouri in 1855.
In 1860 Thomas was living with his parents in Newton Township, Barton County, Missouri. (Source: 1860 Census - Newton Township, Barton County, Missouri; Page 16; #F53)
During the Civil War, Thomas was forced to move to Pettis County, Missouri, because of chaotic lawlessness in which this part of the country was plunged. At the close of the Civil War, Thomas returned with his parents to Barton County, rebuilt the buildings and fences, and began life anew.
In 1870 Thomas was living with his parents in Horsecreek Township, Dade County, Missouri. (Source: 1870 Census - Horsecreek Township, Dade County, Missouri)
In his early twenties Thomas entered a general store at Cedarville, then quite a trading point, and soon he was a partner in the business. In 1882, he resolved to study medicine. He sold out his interest in the store, and entered the old Kansas City Medical College. He attended the medical college for one year and was given a license to practice. He returned to Cedarville, opened an office, and started a drugstore.
He practiced medicine until the fall of 1887, when he returned to the Kansas City Medical College, and after attending two more years, he graduated and was issued a diploma. He returned again to Cedarville and practiced about one year.
In 1890 he located in Milford, Barton County, Missouri. He continued to practice at that point near where he spent his boyhood, for thirty-five years.
In 1910 Thomas was living with his family in Milford, Milford Township, Barton County, Missouri. (Source: 1910 Census - Milford, Milford Township, Barton County, Missouri; Page 13)
In 1924 he moved to Lamar, and practiced medicine with his son, Dr. Claude Duckett.
Thomas always took an active part in politics. He was a recognized leader of the Democrats of northeastern Barton County for years. In 1910, he was elected to the legislature. Later he was at the head of the Democratic County Committee. Dr. Duckett was not a narrow, vindictive party man, but he believed in parties and he was a loyal, consistent Democrat.
Thomas is buried in Lake Cemetery, Lamar, Missouri.
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