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Obituary of Dr.Teas

From :Jaime Teas Dilger <>
My GG Grandfather, Francis Marion Teas, M.D.
died October 31, 1922
The First obituary is probably from the Denison Newspaper
The second from Texas State Journal of Medicine Volume XVIII May 1922 - April 1923.
To the Teas Family Page


Just as the burial party was drawing away from the new grave of Dr. F. 
M. Teas, who died at this home, 1213 West Walker street Tuesday 
morning, in Fairview cemetery yesterday afternoon, eight men, garbed in 
the regalia of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, approached the grave in 
an automobile.  Six of them left the machine and walked in a column of 
twos to the grave.  They placed a large cross of red roses at the head of 
the grave. Then with hands outstretched over the grave, they stood a few
minutes in silent prayer.  They returned to the car and sped out of the 
The funeral was held from the home.  The bearers were:  Dr. James 
Rutledge, Dr. F. F. Fowler, Dr. A. A. Blassingame, Dr. K. K. Jamison,
Dr. E. L. Seay, and Dr. W. A. Lee.  Rev. Mr. Spraggin of Sherman and
Rev. W. H. Wallace of Trinity Methodist Church officiated.  Waples 
Memorial Church choir sang.  The services were attended by members 
of the W. O. W. Woodmen Circle, K. of P., Modern Woodmen and 
Royal Neighbors.

May 1922 - April 1923

Dr. F. M. Teas of Denison died at his home October 31, 1922, 
following an illness of several weeks.  Dr. Teas was born at Bakersville, 
Tennessee, June 15, 1867.  He received his literary education at 
Centerville,Tennessee.  In 1886 he moved to Arkansas, where for 
several years he taught school.  He received his degree in Medicine from
Vanderbilt University in 1895, and began practicing at Skiatook, Indian 
Territory.  He attended post-graduate courses in medicine in Louisville 
in 1897 and 1898, and in New Orleans in 1907 and 1913.  He was 
married to Miss Ora Ellis at Elmo, Arkansas, in 1898, immediately 
removing to Denison, Texas, where he practiced until a short time before
his death.  He served as city physician during the smallpox epidemic in
1899- 1900.

With the exception of a few months preceding his death, Dr. Teas had 
for many years been a member of the Grayson County Medical Society, 
and was a Fellow of the American Medical Association.  He is survived
by his wife, two sons and one daughter.

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