Burke Medicine

Dr. Wade Hampton Johnston in his dental
office

In its early history Burke was large and important enough to merit a small medical community. From before 1900 to about 1930 Burke had at least one doctor in town as early as 1888.

Doctors

Five doctors are known to have practiced at Burke:

Other doctors who listed their home as Burke from 1882-1900 are :

Dr. Largent is known to have practiced at Lufkin, and perhaps these doctors kept periodic office hours at Burke.

Dentist

Midwives

The author's great grandmother Emma Johnson was probably a midwife. In the family it was said that she "went and stayed with women when their babies were born."

Sources:

  1. R. W. Haltom, "History and Description of Angelina County, Texas" (1888)
  2. "Land of the Little Angel"
  3. 1910 Census, Angelina County, Texas, Precinct 4, p. 6, Dwelling 64 (James P. DuBose)
  4. 1920 Census, Angeina County, Texas, Precinct 4, p. 4, Dwelling 41 ( H. C. Cook)
  5. 1930 Census, Angelina County, Texas, Precinct 4