Dr. James Monroe Gober


Dr. James Monroe Gober



Dr. James Monroe Gober
July 4, 1865/66 - March 21, 1940

Dr. Gober was born July 4, 1866 in Calhoun County, Mississippi to Lewis J. Gober and Sallie Berry Mitchell Gober. He died March 21, 1940 as the result of a car wreck in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas. He was buried at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont, Texas. Find A Grave Page

He married Alee Olevia O'Brien, daughter of Luke O'Brien and Gertrude Botts O'Brien on December 28, 1898 in Temple, Bell County, Texas. Alee was born September 3, 1871 and died May 13, 1956 in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas. She was also buried at Magnolia Cemetery. Find A Grave Page

Their children were:

Edwin Davis Gober Oct 31, 1900 Beaumont - Mar 21, 1964 Beaumont
Maude G. Gober McCullough Nov 17, 1902 Beaumont - Dec 17, 1982
James Monroe Gober, Jr.

Dr Gober attended Kentucky School of Medicine and received his medical degree in 1894. Practiced first in Matagorda County and later moved to Beaumont.

1870 Census - Calhoun County, Mississippi
Lewis Gober, age 47, b GA, Farmer
Sarah Gober, age 26, b AL
Thomas Gober, age 21, b MS, Farmer
Elisabeth Gober, age 17, b MS, Farm Laborer
Mary Gober, age 14, b MS, Farm Laborer
Jefferson Gober, age 8, b MS
James Gober, age 5, b MS
Annie Mitchell, age 87, b GA
Jane Stewart, age 8, b MS

1880 Census - Calhoun County, Mississippi
Lewis Gober, age 58, b GA, Farmer
Sarah Gober, age 41, b AL
Jefferson D. Gober, age 18, b MS, Working on Farm
James Gober, age 14, b MS, Working on Farm
Jennie Stewart, age 18, b MS, niece
Frank Turner, age 68, b NC, Servant, Farm Laborer


MARRIED―At the residence of the bride’s parents in Temple, Texas, on Wednesday, Dec. 28th, 1898, Miss Alice O’Brien, late of Beaumont, to Dr. J. M. Gober, of Matagorda.

Dr. Gober stands high, both professionally and personally, and counts his friends by legions. The bride is distinguished for unusual charms of person and endowment of mind, having a wide reputation as one of the most accomplished amateur elocutionists in Texas.

The Tribune extends to both parties sincere congratulations.

The Matagorda County Tribune, December 31, 1898

Matagorda Melange
     On Monday night, the 2nd, the boys gave a dance, at the hall, complimentary to Dr. J. M. Gober and bride.
     Dr. Gober returned last Friday with his bride; and of course he is all smiles and as happy as it is possible for mortal man to be. Matagorda County Tribune, January 7, 1899

Matagorda Melange
     Notwithstanding the exceeding bad, disagreeable, cold and wet weather, we have had this winter, Dr. Gober says it is distressingly healthy. Matagorda County Tribune, February 4, 1899

Matagorda Melange
     W. S. Stewart and Dr. Gober moved into their new houses on last Monday. Singularly they were married on the same day and commenced keeping house on the same day. Matagorda County Tribune, April 1, 1899

Matagorda Melange
The parents of Dr. Gober are spending awhile with him.
     Dr. Gober had a hurry call to Kenner's Prairie Monday to see Mr. McKee who is suffering from an attack of black jaundice and is not likely to recover.
Matagorda County Tribune, September 9, 1899

Matagorda Items
     Dr. J. M. Gober of Beaumont, but formerly of this place, came in from Bay City Sunday evening for a few days’ visit and was heartily welcomed by the many friends he has here. He was accompanied by his nephew-in-law, Mr. Burge. Matagorda County Tribune, December 11, 1903

1910 Census - Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, Broadway Street
J. M. Gober, age 441866. b MS, married second for 3 yrs
Alice Gober, age 37, b TX, married second for 3 yrs
Edwin D. Gober, age 9, b TX
Maude G. Gober, age 7, b TX
James M. Gober, Jr., age 3, b TX

1930 Census - Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas
James M. Gober, age 63, b MS, Doctor
Allie O. Gober, age 53, b TX
Maude Gober, age 25, b TX

Dr. J. M. Gober

Dr. J. M. Gober, who is well known at Beaumont for his interest in the medical advancement of the city, is a leader in the field of obstetrics, and is one of the foremost professional men of the community. Dr. Gober has been engaged in the practice of general medicine and surgery for over a quarter of a century at Beaumont, during this time giving special attention to obstetrics, in which field he enjoys the distinction of being the leader in Beaumont. HE has his offices over the Service Drug Store, in the Langham Building, and has one of the largest practices in the city.

Dr. Gober was born in Calhoun County, Mississippi, the fourth of July, 1865, the son of Louis Gober, a farmer in that county for many years. He was educated in the schools of Calhoun County until he finished high school, when he entered the Kentucky School of Medicine, where he took his M. D. degree in 1894. He came direct to Texas, going to Matagorda County, where he practiced for a number of years, establishing a large practice. He then made the decision to remove to Beaumont, arriving in this city just five days before the Spindle Top well came in. He has been accorded a substantial patronage here, and well equipped for any demands made upon hi professionally, faces even the most difficult cases with assurance and confidence.

Dr. Gober was married at Temple, Texas, the twenty-eighth of December, 1898, to Miss Allie O'Brien, a native of the Lone Star State, and the daughter of Capt. O'Brien, one of the most prominent men in Texas. Dr. and Mrs. Gober have an attractive home at 1209 Broadway Avenue, and are the parents of three children--Edwin, Maude, and J. M. Jr. Dr. Gober belongs to the Jefferson County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association and the American Medical Association. Throughout the years of his practice here he has been a faithful custodian of the welfare of his patients, and is one of the most respected and generally liked physicians of the city.  New Encyclopedia of Texas, volume 2, page 1454


Doctor Hurt
J. M. Gober of Beaumont Seriously Injured

Beaumont, March 20.--Dr. J. M. Gober, 70, local physician, remained in St. Therese hospital today undergoing treatment for critical injuries which he suffered in an automobile accident here Tuesday.

The physician received several broken bones a fractures skull and other injuries when his car collided with another at McFaddin avenue and Fifth street then crashed into a tree. Police and Lloyd Russell Robirson of China was driver of the other car.

Port Arthur News, March 20, 1940

Funeral Today For Dr. Gober
Crash Injuries Fatal To 74-Year-Old Physician

BEAUMONT, March 22.--Final rites for Dr. J. M. Gober will be conducted in the First Baptist church at 4 p. m. today. The Rev. J. Ralph Grant will officiate.

The 74-year-old physician, who died in a hospital here Thursday of injuries suffered in an automobile crash, will be buried in Magnolia cemetery. Pipkin and Brulin will be in charge.

Beaumont physicians will serve as pallbearers.

Dr. Gober, a general practitioner, had been practicing medicine here for 40 years. He was one of the first physicians to practice at Hotel Dieu hospital.

His fatal injuries were received in an accident at McFaddin and Fifth street early Tuesday afternoon.

Port Arthur News, March 22, 1940


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