| (August 27, 1873 - June 6, 1946) A native of Mississippi, Arthur Columbus Horton came to Texas with his family in 1876. He studied medicine at Barnes Medical College in St. Louis, Missouri and the University of Dallas Medical College (later Baylor University College of Medicine). Dr. Horton married Sallie Belle Worsham in 1899, and opened a medical practice in Henderson County, where he served the public for four decades. After the death of his first wife in 1905, Horton married Vinnie Lee Scott in 1906, and they moved from Leagueville to Murchison where he practiced medicine, served as county health officer and, as a member of the school board, was instrumental in the consolidation of local rural schools. He also was active in the local Masonic Lodge, Methodist church, and Red Cross. He later moved his family and practice to Brownsboro, where he remained until his death. Among Dr. Horton's professional accomplishments was his instrumental role in the eradication of malaria from East Texas. He volunteered for medical service during two of Texas' most devastating disasters, the 1900 Galveston storm and the 1937 New London School explosion. |
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Arthur C. Horton, M.D. Historical Marker Location Map, Brownsboro, Texas
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