SURNAMES: DOXEY, CORNELL
The high professional attainments of Doxey Robert Wilson, M. D., have given him a place of prominence in the medical fraterntiy of San Jose, and his experience and training have well qualified him for his responsible post as superintendent and physician in charge of the County Hospital. A native of Indiana, he was born at Noblesville, on April 19, 1884, and was the son of Coleman and Mattie (Doxey) Wilson. He received his education in the public schools and Culver Military Academy of Indiana and later attended Stanford University taking his medical work at Cooper Medical College. He received the M. D. degree in the year of 1908 and at the convocation of that college in 1920 a fellowship in the American College of Surgeons was conferred upon him. For two years Dr. Wilson served as an intern at the Santa Clara County Hospital and then devoted some time to private practice in San Jose, before his appointment in 1913, to the position of superintendent and physician in charge of the County Hospital where he has shown signal administrative and executive ability. In 1918 Dr. Wilson enlisted in the Medical Department, U. S. A., was commissioned first lieutenant and served in the orthopedic department of Letterman Hospital at San Francisco and at Camp Lewis, Washington, he received his honorable discharge in April, 1919.
marriage united him with Miss Elizabeth Cornell, a native of San
Francisco, Cal., and they are the parents of three children: John,
Martha and Elizabeth. Dr. Wilson is very popular in the Woodmen of the
World and the Odd Fellows lodges. He is a member of the American
Medical Association and the State and County Medical Societies. In
national politics, he is a Republican, but being a man above party
ties, he is liberal in his views, .voting for men and measures rather
than party ties.
From Eugene T. Sawyers' History of Santa Clara County,California, published by Historic Record Co. , 1922. page 1130
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