Dr. Harry Wallace Taggart, who is a young and prominent physician of Stockton, has been engaged in practice here for only about seven years, but has risen to high favor among the citizens and enjoys a representative and high-class patronage. He has lived in California nearly all his life, and is thoroughly imbued with the progressive spirit and advanced thought of the western country and the present-day civilization. he is thoroughly equipped for his profession and up-to-date in his methods of practice and research, so that what he may lack in years experience he makes up in modern science and skill.

Dr. Taggart was born in Goffstown, New Hampshire, April 22, 1867, a son of T. R. and Sarah B. (Watkins) Taggart, who are both living in Stockton. His father, who is now a retired mining man, came to California in 1876, and for some years was engaged in mining at Mokelumne Hill.

Dr. Taggart attended school at the latter place, having been about nine years old when he became acquainted with California as a place of residence. He also took a course in the State Normal School at San Jose, and later entered the Marion Sims Medical College at St. Louis, from which he was graduated in the class of 1896, with the degree of M. D. He remained in St. Louis for about a year and engaged in practice, and then located in Stockton, where he has ever since resided and carried on his professional duties. During this time he has served as superintendent of the county hospital and was also police and fire commissioner, being a man of that public spirit and self-sacrificing energy who interests himself in matters outside of his immediate profession.

He is a member of the California Medical Society, the San Joaquin County Medical Society, the San Joaquin Valley Medical Society and the Northern District Medical Society, having held the office of president of the San Joaquin Valley Medical Society in 1901. He has fraternal affiliations with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Masons, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Independent Order of Red Men and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He is allied with the Democratic party, and is interested in its success. Dr. Taggart was married in Marysville, California, to Miss Mary E. Flannery, a daughter of P. J. Flannery, of Marysville, California.

Source: History of the New California Its Resources and People, Volume I

The Lewis Publishing Company - 1905
Edited by Leigh H. Irvine

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