Dr. Leonard T. Lane - “the Baby doctor of Country Folks.” was a native of Mobile County and a lifelong resident of Mobile County. He was the attending physician at almost every farmstead in the northwest section of Mobile County.
He began his medical practice in Wilmer Alabama in 1916. He lived on a farm in Tanner-Williams and owned other farms and timber tracts of land in Georgetown and
Mississippi until his death in 1948. He is buried in the Whistler Cemetery.
Prior to his enrollment in Mobile Medical College in 1910, Dr. Lane was a teacher in Mobile County Public Schools System for eight years.
He began his medical career when he enrolled in the Mobile Medical College in 1910. He began to practice medicine in Wilmer in 1916. With the outbreak of World War I, he joined the Army Medical Corps. and for his work in the relief of Cholera he received a metal. He was a member of the American Medical
Society, the Mobile Medical Association, a staff member of Mobile City Hospital and the Bowen Lodge #249 of Masons.
Posted in Public Pages of Ancestry. com by Debra Candy Powell, 26 October 2013.- Dr. Leonard Templeton Lane, Obit
Florence Jackson Rester -County Home Health Service Nurse
Florence Jackson Rester was born in 1882 in the Tanner-Williams Community. She married Harris R. Rester, Sr. who was born in Semmes In 1876 and they lived in Semmes until their death. They were married fifty-seven years. Ten children were born of this union.
Through the Health Board Services, Mrs. Rester received training as a County Home Service Nurse. She assisted Dr. Lane when he came to Semmes.
When no doctor was available, Mrs. Rester made home visits to the sick in the community.
She was the community midwife delivering babies and caring for the new mothers when no Doctor was available. To keep a record of these births a nurse from Mobile was sent once a month to collect information about new births and any information concerning the health of the community citizens and to make home visits when required. These new births were then recorded in the Court House.
Source-Scrapbook of Memories-Thelma R. Sheffield
Doctors and Health Care Currently Available
No longer a rural area, the demographics have changed to a thriving community of homes with a growth in population. Numerous Medical groups have set up Medical Offices to meet the demand of the population growth.
Medical Services are available for all Citizens.
The Semmes Health center-Family Health Alabama provides services for those with limited income.
Family Medical of Mobile-Semmes (Infirmary Health-Urgent Care), Providence Family Physicians,
Northcutt Dental, Dr. Bruce King, DDS, Mobile Bay Dental & Vision
With the population explosion so has the need for animal care. The following provide animal care:
Animal Care of Mobile County, Semmes Animal Hospital
TLC Veterinary Hospital
Schillinger Road Heart of Dixie Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Lynne Leonard
Preserving our History!