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. T.P. Davis

Dr. T.P. Davis was born on October 6, 1858 in Georgia. He grew up and received his literary training in the schools of Georgia and selected medicine as his profession. He attended lectures in the Southern Medical College of Atlanta, Georgia as his professional alma mater. He graduated February 26, 1880 and was the class Valedictorian. He moved to Texas in the early 1880's and located at Walton in Van Zandt County, at which place he practiced medicine until about 1885.
On December 23, 1885, he married Miss Julia R. Kellam of Canton, and about this time he moved his practice from Walton to Canton where he practiced his profession until about 1900 when he moved from Canton to Terrell, Texas where he established a splendid practice. Later he was a victim of a collision between the fast train on the T. & P. and an automobile which came very near costing him his life. As a result he became practically an invalid. Dr. and Mrs. Davis had three children, one boy and two girls. He was a member of the Methodist church and an Odd Fellow.


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