Dr. Wooten was born near Crisp, N. C., September 6, 1884, a son of Amos Monroe and grandson of Stephen Wooten, both prominent planters of Edgecombe County.  Dr. Wooten’s mother was Amanda Millicent Lewis, daughter of Kinchen Cobb Lewis, of Edgecombe County.

Dr. Wooten attended the public schools of Edgecombe and Pitt Counties and in 1905 graduated from Whitsett Institute in Guilford County.  He took a commercial course at Massey’s Business College in Richmond and received his professional training at the University of North Carolina, from which he graduated in 1910 with the degree of Doctor of Medicine, and a member of Omega Upsilon Phi Fraternity.

Following his graduation he began general medical and surgical practice in Pinetops, N. C., where he has since continued with constantly augmenting success.  He owns considerable real estate in Pinetops and several farms in Edgecombe and Wilson Counties.  Politically he is a Democrat.  He is a Mason; a member of the Edgecombe County Medical Society, of which he was President some several times; a member of North Carolina State Medical Society and the American Medical Association.  He was a member of the County Board of Health for 14 years and was a member of the Medical Reserve during World War No. 1.  In 1924 Dr. Wooten attended the Chicago Postgraduate College.

In addition to his professional interests, he is President of the Pinetops Building and Loan Association and has held that office since its organization in 1916.  He is on the directorate of the Pinetops Banking Company, a member of the Pinetops Presbyterian Church, member of the School Board, and his favorite pastime is fishing and hunting.

On April 3, 1911, Dr. Wooten married Margaret Bullock, of Raleigh.  They have two children, Amos Monroe, Jr., and Margaret Lewis.

Dr. Wooten is very popular both professionally and socially; he is always in the front of the different civic movements for the betterment of existing conditions and the furtherance of the prosperity of the community in which he takes so deep and genuine an interest, and to whose improvement he has contributed so much of constructive value.

Transcription from the book, Historical Sketch of the University of North Carolina Medical Department at Raleigh, published in 1941, pages 70-71, found on the website, Hathitrust Digital Library (, accessed 12 June 2021. 

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