Otis Guy Bacon


Otis Guy Bacon, M. D. An accomplished and highly successful physician and surgeon at Davidson in Tillman county, Dr. Bacon is a Tennessean by birth, made most excellent use of his advantages and opportunities, and has been engaged in active practice of medicine for the past eight years.
The Bacon family originated in England, came to America prior to the Revolution, and was early settled in Kentucky. Dr. Bacon was born in Jonesboro, Tennessee, October 20, 1880, a son of W. S. and Eliza M. (Keebler) Bacon. His father was born in Washington county, Tennessee, in 1851, and has spent all his life in that county, being now a resident at Jonesboro, Washington county. In his younger days he taught school, for many years has been a farmer and is also a skillful surveyor and has held the office of county surveyor for many years. In politics he is a republican, and has been devoted to the interests of his church, the Methodist, in which he has served on the official board. For more than forty years he has been a member of the Masonic fraternity, and has applied and practiced the principles of that fraternity to his own life. His wife was also born in Washington County, Tennessee. Their children are: Charles Edward, who is a graduate of the Chattanooga Medical College and now a physician in Hawkins County, Tennessee; Maud, wife of S. B. Ferguson, a farmer and merchant in Washington County, Tennessee; Dr. Otis G.; Bertha Blanche, who died at the age of twenty-two after her marriage to Charles Keys, a farmer in Washington County, and she left a daughter Blanche; Mary, wife of B. T. Campbell, a farmer and stock man at Oxford, Iowa; Samuel Keebler, a farmer at Melrose, New Mexico; Lillian, the wife of Charles Fletcher, a merchant near Knoxville, Tennessee.
Reared in Washington County, Tennessee, Doctor Bacon attended the public schools of Jonesboro, graduated from high school in 1901, and with other useful experiences had one year of teaching in Hawkins County. In 1904 he entered the Kentucky Medical School, and was graduated M. D. in 1907 from the University of Louisville. He is a physician who is always ambitious for the highest attainments, and interrupted his practice for a time in 1913 to take post-graduate work in the Chicago Policlinic. His practice began in Hawkins County, Tennessee, in 1907, but in May, 1908, he removed to Milano, Texas, and in October of the same year established his home permanently at Davidson, Oklahoma. He has a good practice, both in medicine and surgery, and his offices are in the Palace Drug Store.
In politics Doctor Bacon follows the example of his father and votes the republican ticket, is a member of the County and State Medical Societies, and of the American Medical Association, and is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias and with Frederick Lodge No. 1217 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. At Davidson in 1910 he married Miss Nettie Campbell, whose father, D. C. Campbell, is a stock man and cotton and grain dealer at Davidson. Mrs. Bacon died in 1911 after the birth of her only child, Otis Guy, on December 15, 1911.