BEE ASHBY DILLARD, M. D. Since 1903, in the active practice of his profession at Chillicothe, Texas Dr. Dillard is one of the progressive members of the medical fraternity of northwest Texas, and has brought to his practice, a generous equipment of native talent and training of the medical schools. He deserves his success, not only because of his ability to serve skillfully his clientage, but because of the fact that he has made his way through medical school by earning the money to pay his tuitions fees and support him at the same time. Bee Ashby Dillard was born at Farmerville, Louisiana, June 5, 1870, the youngest of a family of six sons and one daughter, born to Dr. B. F. and Ellen J. (Clark) Dillard. The paternal ancestors were Irish, early settlers of Virginia, where they located before the Revolution. Dr. B. F. Dillard, the father, was born in Virginia, and moved to Louisiana, in 1840. He had a very prominent part in the Civil war. He was captain of a company in the Confederate army, and after the war was one of the reconstructionists who took a leading part in re-establishing civil government in Louisiana. He was a member of the Louisiana Constitutional Convention of 1875, and for a number of years represented the Fifth Congressional District of Louisiana in the State Senate.' As a physician he gave his talent and services for many years to the people of his home district, and his death occurred in 1884 at the age of sixty-four. His wife was a native of Frankfort, Kentucky, and moved to Louisiana with her mother and stepfather, Major Smith where she was reared and educated. Her death occurred in 1887 at the age of fifty- six. Dr. Dillard as a boy, attended the public schools of Farmerville, Louisiana, until he was seventeen years old. With the example of his honored father before him, he determined at an early age to take up the profession of medicine, and as opportunity permitted devoted himself to its study, after leaving the public schools. In 1896 he was graduated in medicine from the State University of Arkansas, and afterwards in 1902 took post graduate work in New Orleans. His first place of practice was at Timpson, Texas, where he remained eight years. In 1903 he established his office at Chillicothe, and since then has cared for a large and growing practice. The doctor is a member of the Hardeman county, the Panhandle district, and Texas State Medical Societies. At the present time he is assistant county physician of Hardeman county. Dr. Dillard affiliates with the Masonic Order, having taken the York Rite Degrees through the Chapter, and is also affiliated with the Knights of Pythias, the Woodmen of the World, and the Modern Order of Pretorians. He is a very active worker in local Democratic circles. On February 5, 1902, at Timpson, Texas, Dr. Dillard married Ora Bogue, who was born in Shelby county of east Texas, a daughter of J. A. Bogue, one of the old settlers and prominent farmers and stockmen. The
three sons born to the doctor and wife are: Frank, Ho-
bart and B. A., Jr.