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Henry Clay Lloyd, M. D. One of the earliest members of the medical profession to locate at Hobart was Dr. Henry Clay Lloyd, whose high standing in the professional circles of that part of Oklahoma is based upon fifteen years of continuous and excellent service. He has been an interested and active witness in the development of Southwestern Oklahoma and wherever possible has cast his influence with movements for further progress.
An Ohio man by birth, he was born at Milford February 5, 1877. The Lloyds originally came from Wales, were pioneers in the Middle West, and Doctor Lloyd’s grandfather, Allen Lloyd, died at Indianapolis in 1910 at advanced years. For a number of years he had followed the business of florist. Thomas A. Lloyd, father of the doctor, was born in Ohio in 1834 and died at Indianapolis in 1888. On first leaving Ohio he moved to Tennessee, then returned to his native state, and became a merchant at Milford, where his son Doctor Lloyd was born, and in 1882 moved to Indianapolis, where he became connected with the Eagle Machine Works. He was a republican and was very active in the Baptist Church, serving as one of its officials for many years. Thomas A. Lloyd married Anna West, who was born in Ohio in 1849 and now lives at Terrace Park, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati. The five children were: Huber A., a resident of Terrace Park, Ohio; Samuel W., also of Terrace Park, Ohio; William T., of Terrace Park, Ohio; and John W., who resides at Milford, Ohio.
The youngest of the family, Dr. Henry Clay Lloyd received his early education in the public schools of Milford and was graduated from the high school there in 1895. He soon afterwards entered the University of Cincinnati in the medical department and continued until graduating M. D. in 1901. In that year, which also coincided with the opening of the Kiowa and Comanche Reservation in Southwestern Oklahoma, he opened his office in Hobart and from that time to the present has looked after his increasing business in general medical and surgical practice. His offices are in the Flaxman Building on Fourth Street. His many friends in the medical profession in Kiowa County have honored him by election to the office of president and also secretary of the County Medical Society, and he is a member of the Oklahoma State Medical Society and the American Medical Association.
Politically his voting has always been with the republican party. Fraternally he is affiliated with Hobart Lodge No. 198, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; Hobart Chapter No. 37, Royal Arch Masons; Hobart Council, Royal and Select Masons; with Hobart Lodge 2775, Brotherhood of American Yeomen; Hobart Lodge No. 881, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; and he was formerly a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Woodmen of the World. His name is also found on the rolls of membership in the Hobart Commercial Club.
In 1910, at Oklahoma City, Doctor Lloyd married Miss Louise Brady, daughter of W. C. Brady, a well known business man living at Oklahoma City. To their marriage has been born one daughter, Marie Louise.