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December 8, 2013
The following sketches are taken from EARLY DOCTORS OF NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TEXAS:
FALL, JOHN NEWTON was born 28 January 1810 Clarke County, Georgia and died 13 November 1866 and was buried in the Lower Chireno Cemetery. He married first to Susan Tucker Wilson 11 March 1831, and second to Minerva Hankla Atkinson on 16 July 1865. He studies at the University of Georgia and at Emory University. He was the son of John Strader and Fidelia (Newton) Fall. He was listed as a physician in the 1860 census of Nacogdoches. He had been appointed postmaster.
of Chireno in 1851
WILLIAM STRADER FALL, was born 4 July 1849 Texas, died 16 March 1940 and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson, Texas. He was the son of Dr. John Newton Fall and Susan Tucker Wilson. He married 1st Virginia H. Burk 25 September 1875 and 2nd Mary L. Harrell 25 October 1883.
He received his certificate 20 March 1875; he was a member of the Medical Board of Nacogdoches County. He received his diploma 25 February 1880 from Louisville Kentucky Medical College. Hie residence was Chireno, but he had moved to Rusk County by 1904.
The following marriage records were taken from the church register of the First United Methodist Church, Nacogdoches:
J. A. Lester married Miss Ada Cloud 30 May 1894
Refugio Guetieries married Miss Guadalupe Lassarine 12 July 1894
James Pounds married May Harrison 28 July 1894
B. J. D. Culmore married Mamie Murphey 5 October 1894
J. M. Cadenhead maried Bessie Wilsson 13 January 1895
J. N. Thomas married Miss Lonnie B. Langston 20 February 1895
C. H. Casley married Ritta Henson 10 October 1895
A. E. Davis married Miss Wenona Hill 27 November 1895
R. T. Fain married Miss Mollie Powers 26 December 1895
Giles B. Crain married Genie Caraway 8 March 1896
Allan Seale married Lizzie Richardson 10 July 1901
Hollis Mast married Kate Bridwell 12 April 1901
Ed Gaston married Kate Boland 20 August 1901
H. C. Hatchel married Mary Mathews 6 January 1902
W. C. Fouts married Lela Roquemore 11 June 1902
John Green married Mary Black 12 June 1902
Another early Nacogdoches obituary:
January 26, 1909
DEATH OF JAMES STRODE
GENTLEMAN WHO PASSED AWAY THURSDAY AN OLD RESIDENT COUNTY COMMISSIONER
“One by one the leaves are falling,” – each year sees the list of wearers of the gray grow shorter and the early settlers of this section of Texas grow fewer in number. The death of County Commissioner James Strode came suddenly it might be said, having taken sick last Tuesday night, dying Thursday night. He was an exConfederate soldier and was a native of this county. He served with Captain Henry Raguet, Company H. - who afterward became colonel and was killed in the battle of Glorietta [New] Mexico. Mr. Strode leaves a wife and two living children and 10 grand children. Mrs. Strode is a sister of John P. Davidson of this city. Mr. Strode was one of the most substantial citizens of this county and section and was a conservative, yet progressive man. He was just serving his first term as county commissioner having been elected the past November. A number of people from this city attended the funeral which took place Saturday at Appleby.
[James Alexander Strode, born 29 March 1842, died 22 January 1909, buried Bethel Cemetery.]