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2010 Meeting Programs

May 6th Program Details
Featured Speaker: Dr. Carolyn Barker
Program Title: "How Did Our Ancestors Survive Old Time Medical Practices"

The May 6, 2010 meeting of the Granville County Genealogical Society will feature as the speaker for the evening, Dr. Carolyn Barker, who is a member of the society.  Dr. Barker was born in Lee County and moved to Durham at age two.  She was educated in the Durham City Schools, Duke University and the UNC School of Medicine in Chapel Hill.  After Medical School she did post graduate work at John Umstead Hospital in Butner, Watts Hospital in Durham and back to John Umstead Hospital in a program that was jointly sponsored by Duke and UNC.  About this time she married Ollie Barker and they made their home in Oxford.  Because of her three children which soon followed, she worked part time in Psychiatry at John Umstead Hospital.  Later as the children grew older she became the Director of the Medical Unit at John Umstead Hospital.  In 1978 she established a private practice of Psychiatry in Oxford and also worked with the Mental Heath Clinics in Granville and Vance Counties.  Carolyn retired in 1995.

Since the death of her husband in 2004, she has been actively pursuing her family genealogy and has become involved with the DAR and UDC.  She says she noticed, during her research, that many of the methods of medical treatment used back in the early days of our country were, by our modern standards, very dangerous and harsh. She wondered how our ancestors survived these practices and will discuss some of these during her presentation

The meeting, on May 6, 2010 at 6:30 P.M., will be held at the County Commissioner’s Meeting Room on Williamsboro Street (across from Sunshine Biscuits).  The GCGS meetings are open and visitors are always welcome and encouraged to attend.


The meetings of the Granville County Genealogical Society are open to the public. Non-members are always welcome.


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