Dr. Lewis C. Davis, 1893 - 1960

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Title

Dr. Lewis C. Davis, 1893 - 1960

Subject

Physicians

Description


Dr. Lewis Davis, the only physician in the small town of Gordo, Ala., at the time, died in 1960.

“Dr. Lewis,” as he was called, delivered more than 5,000 babies, most in homes, during his 45 years of practicing medicine.

Dr. Lewis was the son and grandson of doctors. His grandfather, Dr. Daniel Puckett Davis moved to Pickens County in 1856 where he practiced medicine until 1873. He rode horseback to see his patients and while returning home, his horse threw him on a stump, causing his death several days later. He left his wife and sons 1,800 acres of land, which included all of the town of Gordo.

Dr. J.L. Davis, Dr. Lewis’ father, graduated from Vanderbilt University Medical School in 1891 and practiced medicine in Gordo until 1924 when he retired, and Dr. Lewis took over the practice. The three generations practiced in Gordo continuously for more than 100 years.

Source

Tuscaloosa News Archive

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

1140

Coverage

Pickens County (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 inches x 10 inches