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Hugh Fuller Arnold, M.D.

Male 1919 - 1998  (79 years)


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  • Name Hugh Fuller Arnold  [1, 2
    Suffix M.D. 
    Born 30 Apr 1919  Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Oct 1998  Houston, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Hugh Fuller Arnold, Medical Corps Major, 1942 to 1946, served in North Africa and Italy, participated in the Naples-Foggia, Anzio, Rome-Arno, Northern Apennines and Po Valley campaigns. Photo (in book referenced below) shows Major Arnold standing in a bomb crater near his unit, the 56th Army Evacuation Hospital.

      Book Three A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF SABINE COUNTY, TEXAS by Robert Cecil McDaniel (Texian Press: Waco, Texas 1998)

      Obituary from the Houston Post, (undated clipping):

      Dr Hugh F. Arnold of Houston passed away at the Diagnostic Center Hospital on October 9, 1998, after a lifetime of service to his fellow man. He was a devoted husband, a kind, understanding and supportive father, and a proud and loving "Paw Paw" to his grandchildren.

      Dr. Arnold was born in Hemphill, Texas, April 30, 1919 to Dr. William T. Arnold and Mrs. Pearl Fuller Arnold. He graduated from high school as valedictorian in 1935 and went on to complete his pre-medical studies at the University of Texas at Austin in 1938. While at the University of Texas he was elected to the Alpha Epsilon Delta Honarary pre-medical fraternity. Dr. Arnold received his M.D. degree at the University of Texas at Galveston in 1941, graduating with honors. While there, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honarary Medical Society and was a member of the Theta Kappa Psi medical fraternity.

      Following his graduation from Medical School on May 31, 1941, Dr Arnold completed a one year internship at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. While at Parkland, he met his future wife Geraldine Clark R.N., of Hillsboro, Texas. They were married on May 3, 1942. Their marriage was one of unbounded love and devotion and lasted 56 years until his death.

      On completion of his internship in 1942, he enlisted in the US Army Medical Corps and served with the 56th Evacuation Hospital AUS from 1942-1946. During those years, he participated in the North African and Italian campaigns, including the landing at Anzio. He received 2 bronze stars and was honorably discharged in 1946, a Major in the US Army MC.

      On returning to the United States in 1946, he moved to Houston and served a medical residency at the Southern Pacific Hospital. In 1947, he joined the Ledbetter Clinic and practiced internal medicine until 1956. Dr. Arnold, along with eight other physicians, founded the Diagnostic Clinic of Houston in 1957. He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1950. Dr Arnold was elected to the American College of Cardiology in 1963. He practiced cardiology in Houston until his retirement in 1989. During those years he served as a clinical associate professor in the Dept of Medicine at Baylor University, Chief of Staff at the Diagnostic Center Hospital, and on the Board of Directors of the Diagnostic Center Hospital.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Houston. Dr. Arnold served on the staff of Hermann Hospital, Diagnostic Center Hospital,  Park Plaza Hospital and was on the courtesy staff at all the major Houston hospitals. Dr Arnold's professional affiliations included the Harris County Medical Society, Houston Society of Internal Medicine, Texas Society of Internal Medicine, texas Society of Internists, Associate Member of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Texas Heart Association, and the Houston Heart Association. Upon retirement in 1989, he contined to attend Continuing Medical Education programs, and was a member of the University Rotary Cluband the Emeritus Club.

      In his spare time he enjoyed music, golf, and spending time with his family. He is survived by this wife of 56 years, Geraldine Clark Arnold; son James A. (Tony) Arnold, M.D. and wife Jennie; daughter Dianne Morrison and husband Michael; brothers, Hiram P. Arnold, M.D. and wife Gloria, and William T. Arnold M.D. and wife Kaye; and grandsons Jason, Steven, and Daniel Arnold, and Travis and Brian Morrison. Friends are invited to visitation with the family from 4 pm until 6 pm Sunday, October 11, 1998 in the Drawing Room of the Settegast-Kopf Co, 3230 Kirby Drive. A memorial service will be held at 3 pm Monday , October 12, 1998 at the First Presbyterian Church of Houston, 5300 Main, with Rev. Asa Hunt and Rev. Jack Lancaster officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that memorials be made to the Huffman Libray, Hemphill, Texas 75948.
    Person ID I110  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father William Thomas Arnold, Jr. M. D.,   b. 13 May 1880, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1937, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Sarah Pearl Fuller,   b. 13 Nov 1881, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1957, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 2 Dec 1906  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F95  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Geraldine Clark, R. N.,   b. 21 Jun 1921, Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 2000, Houston, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 3 May 1942 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Apr 1919 - Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S461] White & Toole, "Sabine County Historical Sketches and Genealogical Records" c. 1972, p 75 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S557] Obituary, Dr. Hugh Fuller (undated clipoing from the Houston Post newspaper).

    3. [S434] Toole, Blanche "Sabine County Marriages 1875-1900 1900-1910 Prior to 1875" c. 1983.