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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
ANDREW H. EVANS, M. D.,
Andrew H. Evans, a well-known citizen and successful
physician of Eagle Pass, is a native of Kentucky
and was born at High Grove, in Nelson
County, March 12, 1856. His father, Walter M.
Evans, was a successful farmer and a native of the
same State, and married Miss Sarah E. Oliphant, a
member of an old Kentucky family and a descendant
of the Oliphants of Virginia.
Dr. Evans spent his boyhood and youth on the
farm and received an academic education at Bardstown,
Ky. His tastes did not incline him to agricultural
pursuits and he entered upon the study of
medicine, and took a course of study at the Medical
University at Louisville, Ky., graduating therefrom
in the class of 1880, and returned to his native
town of High Grove, where he commenced the
practice of his profession. He, in 1883, attended
lectures at Bellevue Hospital Medical College,
New York, and in 1884 received his diplomas from
the institution, and almost immediately thereafter
located at Eagle Pass, Texas, where an uncle, A.
M. Oliphant, an able lawyer, of ten years' residence
in that city, then resided.
Dr. Evans' profession abilities, great energy and
excellent social qualities soon drew about him a circle
of warm personal friends and brought to him a large
medical practice, and since his coming, little of importance
in the line of material growth and social
advancement has transpired that Dr. Evans has not
promoted and fostered with his moral support and
ample means. He has served his people for eight
consecutive years as a member of the Board of
Trustees of the city free schools, where his influence
has had a salutary effect in elevating the grade and
standard of scholarship and the general development
of the local free school system.
Dr. Evans has for ten years past held the office
of city or county physician at Eagle Pass, and now
holds the respectable position of State quarantine
officer. He is one of the directors of the First
National Bank of Eagle Pass, is a director of the
Eagle Pass Board of Trade, and a director and
vice-president of the Mesquite Club,' a close organization
of the business men of the city, with luxuriously
equipped club-rooms. The club was organized
for the promotion of business fellowship and
rational enjoyment. He is also one of the vestrymen
of the local Episcopal church.
Dr. Evans has been twice married, first at High
Grove, Ky., in 1884, to Miss Hattie Harris, who
died in 1887; and second, in 1891, to Miss Lulu
Burke, a daughter of T. S. Burke, M. D., of Corpus
Christi, Texas, a lady of fine domestic tastes
and social culture. Dr. and Mrs. Evans have one
child, a daughter, Lulu. Dr. and Mrs. Evans are
communicants of the Church of the Redeemer (Episcopalian)
and valued and influential members of the
society circle of the city. Dr. Evans stands high
in his profession and is esteemed as one of the
most energetic, enterprising and useful citizens of
his city. He possesses great energy and is a tireless
worker. Withal, Dr. Evans is apractical business
man and successful financier and is regarded
as one of the substantial citizens of Eagle Pass.
L. E. GRIFFITH, M. D.,
Dr. L. E. Griffith, Sr., was born at Clarksburg,
Montgomery County, Md., January 9th, 1813. His
parents were Rev. Alfred Griffith, a native of Montgomery
County, Md., and Miss Catherine Griffith, nee
Miss Catherine Scholl, a native of Maryland. The
subject of this notice left his home in the spring of
1836 and came to Texas and located at San Augustine,
nine days after the battle of San Jacinto, and
there practiced his profession until 1842, in which
year he removed to Paris, in Lamar County, Texas.
He remained there but a short time, as the country
was so sparsely settled that there was not much
business for physicians. Paris at that time con
tained but two log houses. In the larger one of
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