John Martin Luttrell, M. D.

John Martin Luttrell, M. D.

Male 1853 - 1922

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  • Name  John Martin Luttrell, M. D. 
    Suffix  M. D. 
    Born  19 Apr 1853  , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  12 Oct 1922  Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I1478  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  24 Sep 2012 

    Father  Wesley W. Luttrell,   b. 8 Nov 1822, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1856, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lucilla Pruett,   b. 6 May 1822, , , IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1900, , , TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Dec 1851  , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F499  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Elizabeth Richards,   b. 24 Mar 1864, , , AL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1939, , Palo Pinto, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Dec 1889  Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Infant Luttrell,   d. Deceased
     2. Mary Thomas Luttrell,   b. 17 Nov 1890, , , TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1977, Beaumont, Jefferson, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Bertha Luttrell,   b. Jun 1892, , , TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Wyeth W. Luttrell,   b. 5 Apr 1895, , , TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Pruett Sherrod Luttrell,   b. 29 Sep 1901, Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1968, Houston, Harris, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  6 Nov 2006 
    Family ID  F617  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • John Martin Luttrell From " A History of Texas and Texans", Volume 5, Frank W. Johnson, The American Historical Society, 1914 found in the Carrollton Public Library, Carrollton, Texas.
      "John M. Luttrell, M.D. The residence of John M. Luttrell in Mineral Wells is contemporaneous with the city government; he has seen nearly the whole of the municipality's marvelous growth and has borne a conspicuous part in all of its busy life. A leading member of his profession, his practice has been gained through skill, knowledge and a wealth of human kindliness, and few men of his community are more highly esteemed. Dr. Luttrell was born near Elk River, in Lincoln County, east of Fayetteville, Tennessee, April 18, 1853, and is a son of Wesley and Lucy (Pruett) Luttrell, of English descent. His father was born in he same house in which the Doctor was born and reared; and the mother was also a native of the Big Bend State, although in her youth she lived for a time in Indiana. the maternal grandfather, Richard Pruett, was a member of the Indiana State Legislature while living near Terre Haute, Indiana. Wesley Luttrell was a successful farmer and stock raiser iin Tennessee, but died while in the prime of his life, in 1856, his demise being caused by and attack of typhoid fever. There were two sons in the family, John M,. and Tomas J., the later of whom was for years engaged in farming and now living retired at Norman, Oklahoma, whence he moved in order to give his children better educational advantages than the country schools afforded. One of his sons John E. Luttrell, recently entered upon he practice of law at Norman.
      John M. Luttrell received his early education in the public schools of Lincoln County, Tennessee and Ellis County, Texas. he was but three years of age when his father died, and it was necessary for him to make his own way in the world. Accordingly he chose the vocation as educator, and was engaged in teaching in the schools of Ellis County, Texas until 1888, in which year he realized the long cherished desire in entering upon his medical studies in the Missouri Medical College, St. Louis, Missouri. He was graduated there form in 1891, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine, and subsequently in 1897, took a post-graduate course in the New York Polyclinic College. He first established himself in practice in Freestone County, Texas, but soon thereafter came to Mineral Wells, which place has since been the scene of his endeavors and successes. Dr. Luttrell had been a witness to the wonderful growth of this now far-famed health resort. Whe he came here in 1891, the city numbered about 500 souls, and the only house other than frame was a stone structure. Today e population is in the neighborhood of 8,000, and it s buildings are handsome, substantial and of the most modern construction. For some years Dr. Luttrell was a member of the Board of Health here, and his opinion as to the city's climate and desirability as a health resort may be taken as an authority. He contends that there are but few short graves in the cemeteries, and the majority of deaths which occur are failing health. In his profession Dr. Luttrell is justly regarded as on e of the leading men of his community. He has never ceased being a student, and his constant study keeps him fully abreast of the developments in his chosen vocation. In politics he is a stanch Democrat, but has not desired public position, preferring to devote himself entirely to medicine. His fraternal connection is with the Knights of Pythius, and his religious belief is that of the Baptist Church.
      On December 12, 1890, Dr. Luttrell was marred to Miss Mary E. Richards, daughter of T. S. and Molly Richards, of Mineral Wells, the former from Alabama, where he had been a farmer and stock raiser. He came to this place with his wife, who had for years been seriously ill with kidney trouble, and after she had been cured by te waters from the famous Star Well, he bought that property and has continued to won it ever since. Five children have been born to Dr., and Mrs. Luttrell, of whom four are living : Mary Thomas, and Bertie aged twenty-one and nineteen years respectively, and teacher in the public schools of Mineral Wells; Wyeth W. , aged eighteen, working on a ranch with his uncle, W. L., Richards, in North Dakota; and Pruett S. aged eleven, who is attending school. The members of the family are widely known throughout Mineral Wells, and all have hosts of warm and appreciative friends"

  • Sources 
    1. [S165] Texas Death Index, 1903 - 2000 [database online], (Texas Department of Health, Austin, TX) (Reliability: 3).

      Name: John Martin Luttrell
      Date of Death: 12 October 1922
      Death County: Palo Pinto
      Certificate: 29697