Dr. Stephen Alexander Foote


Dr. Stephen Alexander Foote



Dr. Stephen Alexander Foote

Dr. Foote was born 12 Apr 1870 in Brazos County, TX and died 7 Jan 1931 at his residence, 2610 Stanford St. in Houston, Harris County, TX. He was buried at Wharton City Cemetery, Wharton, Wharton County, TX

He was the son of Stephen Daniel Foote (1826-1870) and Elizabeth Hill "Bettie" Roberdeau Foote (1828-1900)

He married on 7 Sep 1899 to Lucile Huston b 5 Jan 1879 in Cedar Creek, TX and d 18  Feb 1952, Harris County, TX
She was the daughter of Peacher Gratton Huston (17 May 1847 AL - 4 May 1910 Wharton Co., TX) and Emma Carlock Huston (2 Mar 1852 AL - 15 Dec 1931 Wharton Co., TX)
Molly Laflin Foote
Stephen A. Foote, Jr.
Emma Foote

1880 Wharton County, TX Census

Bettie H. Foote, age 50, b VA
Mattie Foote, age 26, b VA
Lillie Foote, age 24, b VA
Robodore [Roberdeau] Foote, age 22, b VA, Clerk in Store
Cora Foote, age 17, b TX
Albert Foote, age 16, b TX
Steven Foote, age 10, b TX

1910 Matagorda County Census - 5th Street Bay City

Stephen A. Foote, age 40, married 10 years, Physician
Lucille Foote, age 32, b TX
Laflin Foote, age 9, b TX
Stephen A. Foote, Jr., age 2 b TX
Stephen Alexander Foote

M. D., 98; Students Council; Physician; co. health officer, mem. Masons. Ave G and 6th [office] and 5th St. [home], Bay City, Texas

General Register of the Students and Former Students of the University of Texas, 1917
1900 Matagorda County Census

Stephen A. Foote, age 30, b Apr 1870 TX, Physician
Lucille Foote, age 22, b Jan 1878 AL
1920 Matagorda County Census - 5th Street Bay City

S. A. Foote, Dr., age 48, b TX, Physician, General Practice
S. A. Foote, Mrs., age 42, b AL
Lafflin Foote, age 19, b TX
Stephen Foote, age 12, b TX
Emma Foote, age 7, b TX
1930 Houston City Directory

Dr. Stephen A. Foote died Jan 7 1931
Stephen A. Foote, Jr. 2610 Stanford


Dr. Foote's home in Bay City

Matagorda Pharmacy in 2012


Dr. Foote graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and graduated in 1898.

Co-Founder of Wharton Spectator
The history of the Wharton Journal-Spectator dates back to A. Foote and his brother, Dr. Stephen A. Foote, early relatives of Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote. They began publishing the Wharton Spectator on Nov. 2, 1889, beginning one branch of the modern-day Journal-Spectator family tree. The Shannon family — brothers F. W., Hal and Emmett — bought it in 1910.

Members of LaSalle Lodge 47 I. O. O. F.
Stephen A. Foote, age 31, initiated March 30, 1901

Matagorda Items
Mrs. S. A. Foote and little daughter left for Wharton Sunday to visit her parents indefinitely. --Matagorda County Tribune, December 11, 1903

Matagorda Pharmacy
On July 5, 1905, Dr. J. E. Simons bought the property. The other partners joined the business on January 24, 1906. The old Rice Saloon was demolished, and in its place, a two-story building was constructed of concrete blocks, which were made in Bay City. The contractors were J. W. White and O. E. Hatchet The other partners sold their stock to Dr. P. E. Parker and Dr. J. E. Simons, who later sold the drugstore to Grover and Layton Moore.

S. A. Foote, M. D., Bay City,  visited Hotel Collegeport on Wednesday, February 23, 1910

Wadsworth History
Ben Wheeler was constable in 1913. Doctors for the community were a Dr. Curtis who lived in Wadsworth and Dr. S. A. Foote who lived in Bay City.

Matagorda News
Dr. S. A. Foote of Bay City made a professional visit in town Friday. --Matagorda News, May 2, 1913

Collegeport Newspaper Column
Dr. S. A. Foote was here on professional business Sunday evening. --Matagorda County Tribune, February 19, 1915

Dr. Foote served on the WWI Draft Board in Bay City

More Women Register [To Vote]; Report For Friday - The Daily Tribune, July 6, 1918
Mrs. Lucille Huston Foote, Bay City

Members of First Baptist Church - 1922-1928
Dr. and Mrs. S. A. Foote

1923 - Houston - Stephen A. Foote - (Lucile) phys 501-2 Scanlan bldg rms 2116 Kane
1925 - Houston - Stephen A. Foote, Jr. h 803 Henderson
1926 - Houston - Stephen Foote, Jr. student Rice Inst h 803 Henderson
1929 - Houston - Stephen A. Foote (Lucile), Stephen A. Jr. phys 820 Medical Arts bldg h 2610 Stanford
1932 - Galveston - Stephen A. Foote med student Univ of Tex r 1426 Avenue E
1932 - Galveston - Stephen A. Foote r 2610 Stanford
1935 - Houston - Stephen A. Foote Jr. r 2610 Stanford
1935 - Houston - Lucille (wid Stephen A.) h 2610 Stanford

Playwright Horton Foote was part of Dr. Foote's family.

Dr. Stephen Alexander Foote's brother, Albert Harrison Foote, married Corilla Horton, daughter of Albert Clinton Horton.


Obituary copy is in poor condition

Dr. S. A. Foote

Dr. S. A. Foote, 60, died Wednesday, [after]noon at his residence, 2610 Stanford. He is survived by his ...two daughters, Miss Emma Foote and Mrs. John A. Huebner; [and son Dr.] Stephen A. Foote, Jr., all of Houston; and two sisters, Mrs. [H. C.] Neumann of California and ___ Foote of Houston. The body will be take overland to Wharton by the Wall & Stabe company [leaving] Houston at noon on ____. Funeral services will be held at the Episcopal church in Wharton at 2 p. m. Reverend Butte officiating, with burial following in the [city] cemetery under the direction of the Wall & Stabe company.

Active pallbearers will be ___ Kinnie, George E. Serrill of Bay City, Dr. J. E. Irvin of Wharton, __ Rugeley of Wharton, ___ Richards of Houston and ___ Dennis Sr. of Wharton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. ____, Dr. John T. Moore, Dr. ___ Peterson?, Dr. S. H. Moore, Dr. ______, Dr. M. L. Graves, ____ Cuenod, Dr. Mathis Wood, _____, J. Ehrenfield, all of _____, Dr. Simons of Bay City, Dr. S. R. Sholars of Bay City, Tom ___ of Austin and P. G. Huston of Bay City.

Doctor Foote was a member of the Masonic lodge of Bay City.

Daily Tribune?, January 8, 1931

Rites Held Wednesday For Mrs. Foote, 75, in Wharton Church

Funeral services for Mrs. Stephen A Foote, 75, long-time resident of Bay City and Matagorda County, were held yesterday (Wednesday) at the Wharton Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Thomas W. Sumners of Houston officiating.

Mrs. Foote passed away Sunday night in Houston, where she had lived for several years.

She first came to Matagorda County as a bride many years ago. Her husband practiced medicine in Bay City and Matagorda.

Among her survivors are two daughters, Mrs. John A. Huebner of Bay City of Bay City and Mrs. H. C. Ferguson of Bay City and Houston; one son, Dr. Stephen A. Foote, Jr., director of Houston's St. Joseph Hospital; two brothers, Robert L. Huston and P. G. Huston of Bay City.

Two of her surviving grandchildren reside in Bay City. They are Jack Huebner and Mrs. Bob Coppock. Other survivors include two great-grandchildren, also of Bay City.

Daily Tribune, February 21, 1952

Peacher Gratton Huston, brother of Lucile Huston Foote

John Andrew “Jack” Huebner, Jr.

July 28, 1926 – March 16, 2007

John Andrew “Jack” Huebner, Jr. passed away on March 16, 2007.

He was born July 28, 1926 in Houston to Molly Laflin Foote and John A. Huebner, Sr. He attended Texas A & M and was a graduate of Rice University. He served in the US Navy during WWII.

He is survived by: his wife of 57 years Myrtle Gregory Huebner. Their entire married life was spent in Bay City, Texas. He was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bay City, where he sang in the choir. He was on the board of the IBC Bank and on the board of directors of Port City Stock Yards. He was also very active in other civic organizations throughout his life.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: three daughters and sons-in-law Jan and Rich Harmon, Kristi and Greg Meyer, and Molly and Keith Dunn; grandchildren, Julia and Miranda Harmon, Clay, Bryan, Keith and wife Jennie Meyer, Kaitlyn, Bethany, Anna and John Dunn; and great grandchild, Luke Meyer.

He was preceded in death by: his sister Pauline Huebner Knight.

He is survived by her children Mike and Debbie Coppock, Jeff Coppock and Susie Coppock Yanko. He will be greatly missed by many family members and close friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Bay City or to a charity of your choice.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bay City. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 until 8pm Monday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City. 979-245-4613.

Bay City Tribune, Published March 21, 2007

Austin Society

Austin friends of Miss Lucy Dell Garrett of Houston have received invitations to her marriage Saturday, June 27, to Dr. Stephen Foote of Houston, which will be solemnized at the home of Miss Garrett's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Garrett

A number of Austinians will motor to Houston at the weekend to attend the wedding. Miss Garrett formerly attended the University of Texas, and has many friends here, having visited here frequently since attending the university.

Miss Garrett and Dr. Foote will be honored by Mr. and Mrs. John Schuhmacher Friday night following the rehearsal with a supper. Mrs. Schumacher is the former Miss Paula Holland, also a former university student.

San Antonio Express, Sunday Morning, June 21, 1936


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