Carolyn Ericson

1614 Redbud Street

Nacogdoches, Texas


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July 5, 2015

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The following is taken from EARLY DOCTORS OF NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TEXAS: page 21

         Dr. Hal Augustine HARDEMAN was born 11 November 1859 Melrose, Nacogdoches County, Texas. He died 3 February 1920 and is buried in the Melrose Baptist Cemetery. His diploma was issued 2 March 1891 at Medical College of Atlanta, Georgia. He took his Board Exam 25 January 1908. His license was registered in Nacogdoches 30 January 1908. He was the son of Blackstone & Rebecca Bruce (Hunter) Hardeman.

         Dr. Robert Emile HANSON was born 26 February 1908 in New Orleans, Louisiana; he died 22 May 1979 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery. He married Adrienne Ann ALEXIS. He was the son if Louis Francis & Sedonia (Perrilliat) Hanson. His board exam was 1 August 1936, and his license was registered in Nacogdoches County 15 August 1936. He received his degree from Xavier College and Mebarry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.

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         Zachariah W. GREEN, born 6 April 1824 South Carolina; died 14 October 1878; he was buried in the Linn Flat Cemetery, Nacogdoches County, Texas. His diploma was issued 5 March 1847 in Lexington, Kentucky and was filed in Nacogdoches County 1 April 1874.

         He practiced medicine in Linn Flat, Texas.

An early Nacogdoches County obituary:

Saturday, July 27, 1901


         Major T. J. Carraway, late editor of the Nacogdoches News-Chronicle, died recently at his home in Nacogdoches at the age of 57 years. He was a native of Chambers County, Texas, served in the Confederate army throughout the was, and has been since and up to the time of his death a useful citizen. He has been a Mason since he was 21 years old, filling many important official positions in the lodge, among other that of Grand Lecturer. He was a member of the Methodist church for more than a quarter of a century, and has been a staunch defender of democratic principles, the cause of his people and his state, and passes off the state of action with the record of a well spent life and the esteem of his fellowmen as a monument to his memory.


At home in Nacogdoches at 1 o’clock Saturday morning July 13, 1901, surrounded by family and friends, Mrs. T. J. Carraway, aged 57 years passed to the Great Beyond. He and the writer were partners in the publication of the News-Boy at Jasper a number of years and were each staunch friends of the other then and ever afterwards. Going to Nacogdoches, Mr. Carraway published the Star and News-Chronicle from 1887 until April last when failing health caused him to abandon the paper. He was a member of the Methodist church, as also of Texas Lodge No. 1K or P, and was a 32nd degree Mason, a kind and indulgent husband and father, and one of the most able and interesting writers connected with the Texas press. SABINE NEWS

Wednesday, July 31, 1901


         Caroline Hayter, colored, was found dead in a well at the home of her father, Henry Thomas, a well-to-do colored man living west of Nacogdoches, yesterday morning. Caroline has been a little “flighty”all her life, it is said. She was married three months ago to Henry Taylor, col , but had quit him and gone back home. She went to bed as usual Monday night but was missing Tuesday morning. Search was instituted resulting in finding her body in the well cold and stiff in death. There is no idea as to what time of night she jumped, or fell, in the well.