Lucille Dobson Goggans, 1913 Graduate

We have not yet been able to verify Lucille Dobson Goggans was a graduate of KGH.  Research continues.


Mrs. Roy Goggans, Ex-Head of Nurses at TB Clinic, Dies

Mrs. Roy Goggans, former matron and superintendent of nurses at Woodlawn Tuberculosis Clinic, died Monday at her home, 4215 Rawlins.

She and her husband, Dr. Roy Goggans, former superintendent of Woodlawn, had worked together for twenty-five years at the clinic.

Mrs. Goggans retired in 1946, and her husband transferred to the Tuberculosis Control Clinic at Parkland Hospital.

She was born in North Carolina and was a 1913 graduate of the Knoxville General Hospital School of Nursing, Knoxville, Tenn.  She came to Dallas in 1918 as temporary superintendent of Parkland Hospital.

In 1923, she was married to Dr. Goggans.  She was a member of the Dallas Garden Club, the Doctors’ Wives Club and St. Matthews’ Cathedral.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Marrs-Munday-Quill Funeral Home, 3000 Maple.

Surviving besides her husband are three brothers, Charles A. Dobson, Dallas; Ed Dobson, Rocky Ford, Colo., and Wates Dobson, Colorado Springs, Colo., and five sisters, Mrs. Bee Jeliffe, New York City; Mrs. Sally Moore, Whittia [sic], N. C.; Mrs. Hester Jenks, Shelby, N. C.; Mrs. Vesta Fox, Waycross, Ga.; and Mrs. Adelaide Baker, Waycross, Ga.

Source:  Dallas [TX] Morning News, 06 Sep 1949.


Her death certificate contains the following additional details:

Lucille Rachael, born 24 March 1884 at Canton, NC, to Thomas C. and Lebinda T. (née Lakey) Dobson.  Thomas was from McDowell County, NC.  This is another connection between Knoxville nurses and McDowell County.

Lucille’s older sister, Bee Dobson, married Smith Jeliffe, a physician in New York City.


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