Dr William M. McQuerry

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Dr William M. McQuerry

  • Birth 19 Jun 1833 Jessamine County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 24 Sep 1909 Zephyr, Brown County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Zephyr, Brown County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 26139091

He was the son of Charles I. McQuerry and Mary Ann Alcorn. He married Martha L. Degman Dec. 24, 1858. They had 9 children. He had 6 brothers and sisters. Died from injuries from the
Zephyr tornado on May 1909
William McQuerry earned his M.D. degree from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. The Journal of the American Medical Association's Directory of Deceased Physicians listed him as an Allopath, who practiced in Zephyr, Brown, Texas. Family tradition holds that he was so busy taking care of his patients after the Zephyr tornado that he didn't tend to his own injuries until after it was too late.


William M. McQuerry, M. D. Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., for more than forty years a practitioner of Texas, a member of the State Medical Association of Texas, and a charter member of the Brown County Medical Society, a lieutenant in the Confederate service throughout the Civil War; died at his home in Zephyr, Septeber 24, age 72.

Covell, W. (1909). William M. McQuerry, M. D., Deaths. JAMA, LIII, 21, p. 1759. Retrieved from http://jama.assn.org/cgi/repritn/LIII/21/1759.pdf

Dr. McQuerry died from the injuries he sustained as a result of a F4 tornado that hit Zephyr, Texas, May 9, 1909, which killed his wife, Martha Louisa Degman McQuerry.



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  • Maintained by: Linda Moore Mora
  • Originally Created by: Terry Teague
  • Added: 19 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26139091
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr William M. McQuerry (19 Jun 1833–24 Sep 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26139091, citing Zephyr Cemetery, Zephyr, Brown County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Linda Moore Mora (contributor 48168017) .