Tag: Country Doctor

Percy F. Brooks, Early Wylie Doctor

25 March 2018

“Brags about Texas” and asthma brought one of the best loved doctors of Wylie to come here, and, oddly enough, he and his new bride came on their honeymoon and stayed. He was Dr. Percy Franklin Brooks, who was born on George Washington’s birthday, February 22, 1881 at a very small settlement called Center Star, […]


12 March 2018

 Dr. Daniel Webster Gilbert (1854-1930) was born in Okibbeha, Mississippi, one of eleven children of Georgia native John (1800-1881) and Sarah Broughton (1810-1877) Gilbert. Of these eight sons and three daughters, four of the boys became physicians. When Daniel Webster was twenty years old, he came to Grapevine in Tarrant County with a friend and […]