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200 E. Ryan Boerne
Library File #26.2
OWNERS: Dr. Wright ADDITION: LOT: # DATE: c1919 Style/Period: Cottage
BUILDERS: CONSTRUCTED OF: Wood clapboard; metal roof; 1x1 windows DESCRIPTION: Twelve or fifteen, four bed cottages.

HISTORY: In 1919 Dr. W. E. Wright, a local physician, signed a contract with the Veterans Administration to provide medical care and lodging for WWI Veterans who were recovering from lung ailments-either tuberculosis or poison gas--at his sanitorium where the Care Choice Nursing Home now stands. Dr. Dewitt T. Hogue is said to be the first patient to arrive at the clinic in 1919. Soon there were as many as 150 Veterans assigned to the unit. While the housing units were being built, many of the patients and their families lived in private homes. Several of these cottages survived until the time of the write-up done by Garland Perry in 1982. Since that time they became dilapidated and were torn down.

Source: Boerne Public Library files.- May, 1999; update 2007

Note: Dr. Hogue and his wife Cora are listed in the 1920 census as lodgers in the household of Frank Newton. He must have survived and lived the remainder of his life in Boerne as they were both buried in the Boerne Cemetery in the 1990s.

    Patients in Dr. Wright Sanitarium
Listed in Kendall County Census of 1920

l0A 18 Wright, W. C. 53 M Head TN
l0A 19 Wright, Minnie 21 F wife TX
l0A 20 Wright, Kathleen 7 F daughter TX
l0A 21 Wright, Harry 32 M brother TX
l0A 22 - 24 M patient -
l0A 23 Byron, Henry 22 M patient AR
l0A 24 - 21 M patient TN
l0A 25 Gachanon, George 23 M patient PA
l0A 26 Nelson, George 22 M patient MO
l0A 27 Turner, James O 24 M patient OK
l0A 28 Haney, Vernie J 25 M patient AR
l0A 29 Garrison, Fred 24 M patient NY
l0A 30 Fletcher, Louis 31 M patient TX
l0A 31 Cochran, Hugh 27 M patient TX
l0A 32 Davis, James D 23 M patient TX
l0A 33 Durbin, James H 24 M patient TX
l0A 34 Bunch, Alexander 24 M patient AR
l0A 35 Stanfield, Hughes 24 M patient TX
l0A 36 Lawrence, Vernie M 25 M patient TX
l0A 37 Bond, F. E. 27 M patient OK
l0A 38 Hight, Jim C. 27 M patient TX
l0A 39 Skinner, W. E. 27 M patient TX
l0A 40 Ellinghaus, Otto 22 M patient IL
l0A 41 Felps, Paul D 30 M patient TX
l0A 42 Walker, Dorrenn 21 M patient AR
l0A 43 Grogan, Ruel 27 M patient KY
l0A 44 Lancaster, Arthins 31 M patient Mo
l0A 45 ?Damon, Alvin 35 M patient Wyoming
l0A 46 Duggan, Robert 25 M patient LA
l0A 47 D 22 M patient -
l0A 48 Wells, Sam 21 M patient TX
l0A 49 Iverson, August 27 M patient Norway
l0A 50 Cockman, Walter 31 M patient OK
10B 51 Davis, Louis 24 M Patient GA
10B 52 Davis, Esther 23 F Lodger GA
10B 53 Davis, Louis, Jr 1 1/2 M Lodger TX
10B 54 Bolen, Joseph P. 24 M Patient LA
10B 55 Williams, Ben 24 M Patient TX
10B 56 Wright, Harrison 56 M Patient AR
10B 57 Well, Byron D M Patient OK
10B 58 Wright, Wilford 29 M Assistant TX
10B 59 Robertson, Clarence 18 M Servant TX
10B 60 Massey, Charlie 26 M Patient TX
10B 61 Donley, Arthur 25 M Patient MS
10B 62 Warren, James 30 M Patient AR
10B 63 McKinney, Hiram 23 M Patient TX
10B 64 McConnell, P. H. 20 M Patient TX
10B 65 Arks,Frank 23 M Patient TX
10B 66 Gallatin, Eugene E 32 M Patient TX
10B 67 Harris, Buckner 27 M Patient TX
10B 69 Cooper, C.D. 22 M Patient TX
10B 70 Taylor, Eugene 22 M Patient TX
10B 71 McCleod, Dwight 26 M Patient USA
10B 72 Boyghton, Albert 30 M Patient USA
10B 73 Jones, Thomas O 31 M Patient AL
10B 74 Henry, Sam B 23 M Patient AR
10B 75 Tyner, El 26 M Patient KY
10B 76 Bell, Edward 27 M Patient AR
10B 77 Schieferbusch, Theodore 28 M Patient MS
10B 78 Halstedt, James G 27 M Patient LA
10B 79 Carter, Frederick 32 M Patient TX

Source of list is the 1920 Federal Census
Note: The quality of the census copy is very poor making some names illegible.

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