Dr. Will Coleman, Sr.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 05.687 W 096° 27.308
14S E 740164 N 3553777
Quick Description: Texas Historical Marker commemorating the veterinary career of Dr. Will Coleman, Sr., one of the first black veterinarians in the area. Located near the intersection of S 3rd St and E 8th Ave, Corsicana, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/10/2015 6:31:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMNNRT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Marker Number: 8286

Marker Text:
A native Texan, Will Coleman (1882-1953) grew up caring for livestock on the Robert Witherspoon Ranch in Chatfield (12 mi. NE). His family moved to Corsicana in 1899; in 1911, Coleman graduated from the McGills University School of Veterinary Science in Montreal, Canada, and received his license to practice in Texas nine years later. By 1925, he had established his own veterinary clinic in Corsicana. One of the first black veterinarians in the area, Dr. Will Coleman lived at this site with his wife, Mattie, and their 12 children. Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986


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