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Dr. Fulton Eugene Dye



Dr. Fulton Eugene Dye

Dr. F. E. Dye was born in Grapevine, Texas on December 7, 1896. He spent his childhood there and in the Texas Valley and Fort Worth. He graduated from high school in Fort Worth. He attended TCU and got his B. A. degree the same night he graduated from Medical School. He attended UTMB in Galveston in 1920 and graduated in 1924. He spent a year as an intern at John Sealy Hospital then moved to Houston and worked at the Houston Clinic, Main at Pease, for ten years. He moved to Old Gulf in 1935 and worked with the Texas Gulf Sulphur Co.

When the sulphur played out at Old Gulf the family moved to Bay City. This occurred in 1937. There was no general hospital in the city at that time and only five or six doctors. Dr. Dye began almost immediately to talk hospital on every occasion to any and everybody.

Dr. Dye was a medical corpsman in WWI which may have accounted for his interest in becoming a doctor. He had six brothers and three step-sisters. The sisters were all nurses. He served in the U. S. Navy in the first World War and joined the Navy in 1942 during the second World War. He served overseas with the U. S. Marine Corps for 17 months. Two of his fingers were amputated because of radiation exposure during the war.

His first office was in the First National Bank. While he was in the service Dr. B. E. Simons used his office for his practice. This office was built in 1941 and he must not have been very superstitious because his office was at 1313 6th Street for 13 years. Physicians practicing with him were Dr. Jack Simons, Dr. Robert Jackson and Dr. John Laughlin.

His first two children, Fulton, Jr. and Gerry, were born in Houston. Dick was born in Old Gulf. Carole was born in Bay City.

(Gerry Parker and Carole Weathered) [Matagorda County Museum files]

Dr. Fulton E. Dye

Dr. Fulton E. Dye, 78, of Bay City, died on Tuesday, February 19 at Matagorda General Hospital. He was a practicing Matagorda physician since 1935. He was a veteran of World War I and World War II where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander, and also was connected with the Marine Corps. He belonged to the First United Methodist Church in Bay City. He served as past president of the Bay City Country Club and member of the Rotary Club. He belonged to the American Medical Association, Southwestern Surgical Congress, Senior Fellow No. 1301, member of the staff at Matagorda General, and was instrumental in establishing and organizing a hospital for Matagorda County. Survivors include: wife, Mrs. Ida Mae Dye of Bay City; sons, Dr. Fulton Dye, Jr., of Arlington, Texas and Dick Paul Dye of Bay City; daughters, Mrs. Wade Parker of Beaumont and Mrs. P. A. Weathered, Ill, of San Antonio; brother, Leon Dye of Houston; 12 grandchildren and many other relatives. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a. m. Thursday, February 21 at the First United Methodist Church. Rev. Leslie La Grand of St. Matthews Methodist Church of Houston will officiate and interment will be held at Roselawn Memorial Cemetery with private gravesite services. Friends may call at the funeral home until 8:00 a. m. Thursday. Pallbearers include grandsons. Contributions may be made to the Cancer Society. Services under the direction of Dick Elkins, Bay City Funeral Home.

The Daily Tribune, February 20, 1980



Ida Mae Dye

Funeral services for Ida Mae Dye, 87, of Bay City were held 2 p. m. Sunday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home chapel where the Rev. W. E. Dugger Jr. officiated. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck.

Mrs. Dye was born Feb. 1, 1902, in Mart, Texas, to Julian and Callie Mathews Phillips and died at _: 45 p. m. May 26, 1989, at Matagorda General Hospital, Bay City.

A resident of Bay City since 1937, she was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bay City.

Survivors include two daughters, Jerry Parker of Beaumont and Carole Weathered of Richmond, Texas; two sons, Fulton Dye Jr. of Carrollton and Richard Dye of Bay City; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.

The Daily Tribune


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