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636HISTORY OF TEXA8.
at the Louisville Medical College, at the head
of kis class, February 25, 1875. He then
took an ad eundem course at the Kentucky
School of Medicine, graduating in that institution
the following June. Locating at
Hearne, this State, he entered at once upon
the practice of his profession, and followed it
successfully there until 1879. The winter of
1879-80 was spent in New York city, where,
in the College of Physicians and Surgeons,
he took a post-graduate course, giving special
attention to diseases of the eye, ear and
throat. Returning to Texas again, he this
time located at Caldwell, in his native county,
and here resumed the practice of his profession,
which for thirteen years past he has
pursued uninterruptedly and with marked
success. He is a member of the following
organizations, having joined them at the
dates indicated by the figures in parentheses:
Texas State Medical Association (1877), of
which he has been once (1884) vice-President;
American Public Health Association
(1882); American Medical Association
(1883); Burleson County Medical Society,
which lie helped to organize and of which he
was first President (1885); Ninth International
Medical Congress held at Washington
(1885); National Association of Railway
Surgeons (1891); and American Academy of
Political and Social Science (1892), of which
last organization he was elected a member
before he was aware of the fact that his name
had been presented that body for consideration.
Dr. Darr has also been a member of
the Medical Board of the Twenty-first Judicial
District for ten years; has been the local
surgeon of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fd
Railroad Company for ten years; has been
County Physician of Burleson county. for nine
years; was for three years President o0the
Board of Trustees of the Public Schools of
Caldwell, and is now a member of the Board
of Aldermen of this place. He has contributed
but little to the literature of the profession,
his time having been taken up almost
to the exclusion of everything else with active
practice. Two articles, however, contributed
by him' to the Columbus Medical Journal,
one on dysentery, published in 1883, and one
on typhlitis, published in 1889, are worthy
of mention in this connection. Dr. Darr is
the examiner-in-chief at Caldwell for the following
life insurance companies: Equitable
Life Insurance Society, of New York; New
York Life Insurance Company; New York
Mutual Life Insurance Society; New York
Mutual Reserve Fund Life Insurance Society,
Providence Savings Life Assurance
Society, Union Central Life Insurance Society,
of Cincinnati; Mutual Benefit Life Insurance
Society, of Newark,' New Jersey;
Manhattan Life Insurance Company, Penn
Mutual Life Insurance Company, Imperial
Life Insurance Company, of Detroit, Michigan;
and the Knights and Ladies of Honor.
The Doctor is a Knight Templar Mason, and
a member of the Baptist Church.
October 25, 1881, he married Mrs. Lula
Chiles, of Caldwell, ond they have had four
children, two of whom, Willie T. and George
C., are living, Hiram Henry and an infant
being deceased. To his family, his professioa
and the best interest of the community
in which he residos, Dr. Darr is devoted
without reservation, and as a physician and
citizen stands deservedly high.
The foregoing facts show that the subject
of this brief notice has done sufficient to entitle
him to honorable distinction in the history
of his State without resorting to family
name and influence to assist him in this direction.
But the following facts touching
his ancestry are added for the benefit of his
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