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Creekmore, George Roberson M.D.

Source: The Lewis Publishing Co., Vol.II   p.350  1923
Author: The History of Florida:  Past & Present

    CREEKMORE, M.D., GEORGE ROBERSON.  A popular and accomplished physician and surgeon at Brooksville, Doctor  CREEKMORE has practiced medicine in Florida for seventeen years, and has taken a commendable part in the civic and social life of his community.

    He was born on a farm near Live Oak in Suwannee County, Florida, November 2, 1879, son of ABNER ROBERSON and MARY E. (ALLISON) CREEKMORE, both natives of Mississippi.  His mother resides at Live Oak, Florida.  His father, who was born July 9, 1846, and died June 4, 1898, was brought to Florida when a boy by his parents and at the age of fifteen he enlisted in the Confederate Army and served for a brief term.  He married in Suwannee County, was a railroad worker one year and subsequently a farmer, and in farming he achieved the substantial success that made him recognized throughout his vicinity for efficiency, and also enabled him to provide liberally for his family.  He was a member of the Masonic Order and the Baptist Church.

    Doctor CREEKMORE grew up on a farm and as a boy determined that his future career should be in the medical profession.  He attended common schools and the Suwannee High School, and after the death of his father he took charge of the farm and spent five years improving it and maintaining its production.  This duty fulfilled, he in October, 1902, entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Atlanta, where he spent one year, and followed that with three years in the medical department of the University of Georgia, where he was
graduated M.D. in 1906.  For several years Doctor CREEKMORE practiced at Live Oak, and in August, 1909, removed to Citra in Marion County, where he remained seven and one-half years.  He was deacon in the Baptist Church at Citra, and had an active part in the affairs of Marion County.  Since February, 1917, he has continued his practice with home and office at Brooksville.  During the World war he was the medical member of the Local Draft Board.  He is a member of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Surgeons’ Association, the Marion County, Florida State and Southern Medical associations.  He is clerk and deacon of the Baptist Church and treasurer of its Sunday School at Brooksville, is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and has been a Mason since joining the order at Citra in 1912.

    While enjoying success in his profession Doctor CREEKMORE has not neglected his study and has made every effort to keep his abilities in line with the highest standards.  He took special laboratory work and courses in pediatrics in 1915 in the Atlanta School of Medicine, was in the Loyola Post Graduate School at New Orleans in 1920, and in 1921 took a special course of five weeks in diagnosis and laboratory work and hospital methods at Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore.

    In 1901, at Live Oak, Doctor CREEKMORE married Miss DOLA HADDOCK.  She was born near Live Oak, daughter of J. L. and Mrs. MARY E. HADDOCK.  Mr. HADDOCK, one of the splendid citizens of that locality, is still living on his farm in Suwannee County.  He is a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.  Mrs. CREEKMORE is affiliated with the Eastern Star, is a member of the Baptist
Church, and joins in all the programs of social activities of the town.  Doctor and Mrs. CREEKMORE have one daughter, VERONA, born at Citra, December 3, 1911.

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