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Saturday, July 19, 2014

1951 :: Death of Dr. I.P. Sessions

Dr. I.P. Sessions, 83, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Tommy Beesley in Romayor early Saturday morning, July 14. Dr. Sessions had been visiting with his daughter for several days. He suffered a heart attack and died shortly afterwards. He had been in ill health for a number of years but had been making some progress in recent months.

He was a native of Navarro County, born at Rice, Texas, October 25, 1868 and was a member of a prominent Central Texas family. He had practiced medicine in Rockdale for the past sixty years and was a faithful servant to his profession. He was a graduate of Columbia University in New York and also attended college at Southwestern University at Georgetown. He practiced medicine in New York upon completion of his education and prior to his moving to Rockdale, practiced several years in Austin. For many years he was known as one of the outstanding surgeons in Central Texas and was active until recent years.

He was a great influence in the civic life of Rockdale and had an important part in the progress and history of that city. He devoted much of the time and effort to the welfare of that community.

Funeral services were held from the Chapel of the Philip & Luckey Funeral Home at 4 P.M. Sunday, July 15 with Rev. T. Miller Smith officiating. Burial was made in the Rockdale Cemetery with Philip & Luckey Funeral Home directing the arrangements.

Surviving are one son, C.B. Sessions of Rockdale, two daughters Mrs. Tommy Beesley of Romayor and Mrs. John Mohair of New York, New Jersey, one nephew, Dr. T.S. Barkley of Rockdale. Six grandchildren also survive and several nieces. Cameron Herald, July 19, 1951

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