Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Early Doctors of McLennan County Article

The Waco Tribune-Herald had an article in last Saturday's newspaper about early doctors in the county. Bob's great-great-grandfather Dr. C.L. Clay was pictured.

"North Carolina native Charles Lewis Clay (1848-1906) is credited with being the town’s first doctor. He graduated from the Louisville (Ky.) School of Medicine, and moved to Gatesville in 1871. Three years later, he moved to Perry, married Nannie Peebles of Gatesville, and they started a family of four boys. "

"Clay moved his family to Moody in 1881, along with other Perry residents, and was a partner in the Payne’s drug store. After more than 30 years of doctoring in Central Texas, he died Sept. 20, 1906, and is buried in the Moody Cemetery."

One of the four boys mentioned, Charles Jr., was the father to our beloved "Gingaw", Bob's grandmother Lucille Clay Roberts.

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