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HISTORY OF TEXAS. 581
Bell county located, December 24th following,
at Caldwell, Burleson county, which place
has since been. his home. During his residence
here Dr. Oliver has given his time
chiefly to his profession, having also had
some farming interests and been interested
at different times in the drug business. But
it is as a physician and surgeon that he is
best known, and as a physician and surgeon
that he has .done the work for which he is
b -st known. One could hardly have followed
the profession as zealously as he has
without having accomplished some solid
results, not so much in the matter of finances
alone as in the good for his fellow-beings.
The doctor is one of those physicians who
look on their profession to be used in
alleviating the ills of the race. [Ie has therefore
never felt privileged to use it for
purely personal ends, but has held himself
in readiness with all the knowledge and
skill he possessed to be called wherever his
services have been needed. While he has
accumulated some means lie has nevertheless
done a vast amount of charity work. He has
profited by association with his brethren of
the profession, and has been an interested
member of their meetings. He has witnessed
many changes in the practice of medicine
during the twenty-six years of his pursuit
of it in this State, and he has gone
tlrough hardships and sufferings, which
would have broken down a less robust
constitution, and which have not been without
marked effects on his. It is related,
however, with pride by many of the Doctor's
old friends and patients that he has never
failed them in times of distress, responding
willingly to their calls at all hours and
in all kinds of weather and, staying with
them as long as his presence was needed.
March 15, 1860, Dr. Oliver married Miss
Catherine Ann Haddox, a daughter of
Thomas J. and Mary Haddox, then residing
in Winn parish, Louisiana. Mrs. Oliver
was born in Wilcox county, Alabama, September
22, 1840, and was reared in her
native place. Her parents moved to Texas
in 1867, and died in Burleson county. Dr.
Oliver and wife have had a family of eleven
children, as follows: Frances R., who was
married to W. H. Hundley, and with their
four children, William, Katie, Edena, and
Cora, reside in Caldwell; James R, who is a
clerk in a mercantile house in Temple,
Texas; Mary E., who was married to J. C.
WVomblle, and with their three children,
Herbert, Oliver, and Henry, reside in Caldl
well; Katie M., who was married to J. I1.
Webb, and with their one child, Pauline,
reside in Bryan, Texas; William H., a
practicing physician of Merle, Burleson
county; Tola J. and Frederick C., clerks at
Caldwell; Edis T.; John P., deceased; and
The religious connection of the family is
with the Baptist Church, of which both
the Doctor and his wife have been members
for more than twenty years. Dr. Oliver is
also a member of the State Medical Association
and of the Knights of Honor, of
which latter organization he is local surgeon.
He is also the local examiner of four or
five of the leading life and accident insurance
companies of the United States, and
interested in all beneficent work and, in
proportion to his means, liberal in his contributions
N. WILSON, a member of a prominent
and highly respected family
who have long been identified with
the interests of Bastrop county, Texas, dates
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