Early Families in Bridgeport, Texas
P. C. Funk, M.D.

Dr. P.C. Funk was born near Springfield , Missouri , February 15,1860, and in 1861 he was brought to Texas where he spent his life. In 1880 he began teaching as a vocation. The Wise County schools in which he taught included Decatur, Alvord, and Audubon. About the year 1891 he entered the University of Louisville Medical School at Louisville , Kentucky , and graduated from the institution March 13, 1894. Dr. Funk was married February 10, 1866, to Miss Martha C. Hartzog. Dr. Funk began the practice of medicine in Alvord, Texas . In October, 1894, he moved to Bridgeport , where he was in active practice until he retired in 1936. No other physician ministered to the community as long as Dr. Funk. During the active years of his practice of medicine he was a member of the Wise County Medical Society, State and American Medical Association, and Texas Railway Surgeons Association. He served as local surgeon for the Rock Island Railroad from 1908 until 1942. Dr. Funk found time from his busy practice to serve as superintendent of the Baptist Sunday School for thirty-five years, taught the Men's Bible Class for twenty-five years, and was church treasurer for many years. He was also active in the State Baptist organizations as well as locally. When the First National Bank of Bridgeport was organized, Dr. Funk purchased some of the original stock. He was made a director, later vice-president, and for many years served as chairman of the board of directors. On May 14, 1942, Dr. Funk died in the Bridgeport Hospital . His wife preceded him in death January 8, 1933. They were the parents of Gus, Theron , Owen,

The P.C. Funk, MD house has been designated as a Historic Site in Bridgeport, Texas
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