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Title Dr. Bacon Saunders
Collection Saunders Family Collection
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 1PHA.18
Description Dr. Bacon Saunders was the son of Dr. Smith Saunders and his wife Sara Claypool Saunders.
Dr. Smith Saunders and his family came to Texas from Kentucky in 1869. They first settled in Dallas, then according to his diary they moved to Bonham because the Carlton College was located here. His children were Allie, Bacon, Wirt, Omie, John C. and Joe.
Wirt, Bacon and John C.attended Carlton College.
Dr. Bacon Saunders was well known as a pioneer in surgical procedures. Most authorities agree that he was the first to perform an appendectomy in this part of the country.
More information is at the Fannin County GenWeb site.
Date ca.1880
Place Unknown
Number of images 1
Year Range from 1880