(The Dallas Sanitarium
was located on West
Colorado ave., at the northwest corner of
Ballard ave., in Oak Cliff. In 1927, Dr. J. H.
Groseclose was the superintendent.
Source: 1927 Worley's Dallas City Directory, p. 812)
To Be Dedicated
To Aged Divine
Uncle Bud and Aunt Mary" room at the Dallas sanitarium will
be one of the most attractive of all the pleasant rooms in that
sanitarium when it opens about May 1.
- January 23, 1927,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. II, p. 3, col. 8.
And "Uncle Bud" is lying
ill and very old in the Baptist sanitarium at Harlingen, fighting
death until he can be assured that "his" sanitarium
is actually open and running, serving the sick of Dallas.
"Aunt Mary" has already
gone. She died about two years ago, asking with her last breath
that Uncle Bud work for the completion of the sanitarium.
Their name, used so seldom, is
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Sherwood, and Uncle Bud is a superannuated
preacher. They lived in Terrell, where Aunt Mary became sick
and, since there was no hospital handy, died in her own home.
"Give my $200 insurance to
the sanitarium, the hospital on a hill," she begged Uncle
Bud, "and work the rest of your life, so that when other
old women are sick and dying, they can go there for their last
days, or can be made well there."
And so, Uncle Bud went on a crusade
for $10,000. He gave the first $200 and asked that ninety-eight
other men match him. He made a good start, collecting about half
of his proposed endowment fund for his room, when pellagra brought
Other men have taken up his work,
however, and when all of the $10,000 has been given, there will
be an "Uncle Bud and Aunt Mary" room for superannuated
preachers and their wives, a room that looks out over the woods
and the hills, a room in which some other "Uncle Bud"
and "Aunt Mary" can be at peace.
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