Early County Doctors Page

Van Zandt County Genealogical Society


These are a few brief biographies of the early Van Zandt County physicians who practiced medicine in the "good old days" where often they traveled to their patients by horse and buggy, through all kinds of weather. They were highly respected in their respective communities and throughout the county. These biographies were extracted by Mable Cook from the minutes of the Van Zandt County Medical Society. If anyone has more information on these doctors, please let us know by contacting Sibyl and we will be happy to add the information and thank you for sharing.


Dr. Thomas G. McEachern

Dr. Thomas G. McEachern was born July 27, 1849 in Choctaw County, Alabama, where he began the practice of medicine in 1877. He moved to Texas about 1880 and located near Martin's Mill in Van Zandt Count. He established a splendid practice which he continued until his death. On July 14, 1881, he was married to Miss Willie Castleberry, daughter of Richard Castleberry, one of the pioneers of Van Zandt County. they reared a family of three girls and one boy. The boy became a well-known banker in Canton. His name was Hiram Malcolm McEarchern. Dr. Meachern was a very honest, upright gentleman and citizen. He died at his home on December 10, 1915. He was buried at Holly Springs Cemetery. His wife lived until 1953 and she was buried beside him.


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