post office, Alma, Mo. Was born in Morgan county, Ills. His
father, C. C. Pasley, was from Tennessee, and his mother, Nancy E.
(Crawford), was from Kentucky. His mother died while he was an
infant. His father was wounded at the battle of Bellmont, killed by
a train of cars at Springfield, Ills., leaving him an orphan at twelve
years of age. He found a home with J. B. Thompson, of Morgan county,
Ills., with whom he lived until he entered the State Normal University, at
Bloomington, Ill. Leaving college, he taught school for five years,
and studied medicine as he could find the time, with Dr. J. A. Rea.
In 1876, he entered the college of physicians and surgeons, at Keokuk,
Iowa, from which he graduated in 1878. He then located at Alsey,
Ill., and practiced two years. By the advice of friends he was
induced to locate at Alma, in this county, which he did, and has built up
an extensive practice.