DR. THOS. PORTER DAVIS

Practicing Physician, Canton, Texas
Information transcribed from The Southland Vol. XII. No 1
Waco, Texas; Established March, 1892

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Dr. THOS. PORTER DAVIS

He is a son of Charles C. Davis, and a grandson of Thos. C. Davis. The family originally came from North Caroline, but T. C. was born in East Tennessee, but afterwards came to Georgia. He was a farmer and the son, C. C., was born in the Georgia home, and became a real estate man. He came to Texas in 1898. In 1857 he married Miss S. A. Varnell, who was born and reared in Georgia. They had three children. They died in Canton, Texas, he July 7, 1900, she January 19, 1902. Dr. Davis was born October 6, 1858, in the State of Georgia. He grew up and received his literary training in that State, and selected medicine as a profession. He then chose the Southern Medical College of Atlanta, Georgia as his professional alma mater. He graduated there February 26, 1880 as the valedictorian of his class. He, of course, since that time has been regularly in the practice, and is well established in this line in Canton at this time. He has never engaged in politics, but has on one occasion been health officer for his section. December 23, 1885, he married Miss Julia R. Kellum, of Canton. They have three children. He came to the State April 1, 1880, and has been here since that time. He is a member of the Methodist church, Woodmen of the World and I. O. O. F. He has a home in Canton, business property in Grand Saline and all the practice in his profession he can do. Dr. Davis thinks the County of Van Zandt is destined to very, very great development. He thinks that no section of the country offers such inducements to immigrants as this County. He as well as all the other good people extend a cordial welcome to people of the other States, who will be received with open arms, in case they should select this section as a home. Every vocation may find a most inviting field in the County.


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