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OBIT-THE CHICO ENTERPRISE RECORD
Dec 22, 1954Front page.(see picture)
Dr. N.T. Enloe Dies in Hospital He Built Here------
Dr, Newton Thomas Enloe died last night at the age of 82.Death came at 6:50 p.m. in the 80--bed hospital he built on The Esplanade 17 years ago.Dr. Enloe's condition had been critical since he suffered a heart attack a week ago. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow at Bidwell Memorial Presbyterian Church.Dr. Ronald McNeur will officiate.Burial will be in the family plot of Chico Cemetery.The Chico Masonic Lodge will officiate at graveside services. Friends may send flowers or contribute to the Dr. N.T. Enloe Memorial Fund, % Mrs. John Robinson, of Dayton Road. From a log cabin boyhood in Missouri with 10 brothers and sisters,Dr. Enloe earned his medical degree the hard way, coming to California in 1901. His first hospital,located at West Branch, was a crude five-bed affair which he built with his own hands of scrap lumber.He treated lumberjacks of the camp for a flat fee of $1 a month.The lumber company supplied board for himself, his son, Newton Jr., then aged 2, and his sister Emma, 16. In 1904 he came to Chico, opening his first hospital here in 1913 on Flume Street.When Dr. Enloe's funds ran out, the local banker advanced him $5,000 to complete the building. "We need a hospital here," he told the doctor. On January11, 1937, he opened the32-bed $100,000 structure which today is Chico's only hospital.The new wing,added in 1950, brought it to the present 80-bed capacity.This year the hospital was accredited by the American College of Surgeons. While the earlier hospital consistently lost money as an institution,Dr. Enloe supported it from funds from his thriving practice. His deftness as a surgeon had spread beyond the local area.Wide acclaim followedhis "righting" of an Oakland woman's upsidedown stomach in 1938 after 28 pyhsician's had treated her to no avail. He used a 20-penny nail to mend a broken leg of a West Branch logger, a technique he had learned in chicago. His deftness was also recognized by his fellow surgeons.They would tell of his lighting a cigar before an operation, laying it down to perform surgery.The operation complete, he would retrun to pick up the still-lighted cigar. Active in hospital administration until his last illness,Dr. Enloe had pledged himself never to retire.That was in 1937.He was then 65. "When a man retires, he is through and there is yet much to be done.I have worked hard and the way has not been smooth always.Yet I am happy in any progress I have made and I do not begrudge the long hours I have spent and the worries I have had to conted with as I went along." "I love my work and I shall continue in it as long as I live and I shall hope to make even greater strides in the future than I have in the past." Born in Lamar, Mo., Dr. Enloe was educated in a country school at Russelville, Mo.He started his practice at 21 after graduating from Hospital-MedicalSchool at Louisville, Ky., having worked his way through as a janitor. After practicing at Osage, Mo., he resumed medical studies at Washington University in St. Louis, which had one of the few four-year medical courses in the country.He graduated 1895. This year, Dr. Enloe returned for the 59th clas reunion, to find that only six members of his class were left. He practiced at Jefferson City,Mo., until broken health sent him to Pueblo, Colo,. then to California. Dr. Enloe was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and belonged to the American Medical Association,California Medical Association,Butte-Glenn Medical Society and Western Association of Railroad Surgeons. A member of the board of directors of Anglo California National Bank,he was also a member and past president of the Chico Chamber of Commerce and was chairman of the board of education at the time Chico High School was built.He also served on the Chico Planning Commission. This year he was awarded an honorary membership and Community Service Award of the Rotary Club, of which he was past president. A charter member of Chico Eagles Aerie 218, he had received his 50-year membership pin.He also belonged to the following Chico organizations:American Legion Post 17,Elks Lodge 423, Odd Fellows Lodge 112, Beulah Rebehak Lodge 60, Chico Riding Club and Modern Woodmen of America. His Masonic affiliations included:Chico Lodge 111, F&AM, Chico Chapter 42, RAM, Chico Commandery 12,Knights Templar, Ben Ali Shrine Temple, of Sacramento, the Scottish Rite and York Rite lodges, and Josephine Chapter 104, Order of Eastern Star. Dr. Enloe leave his wife, Dorothy; one son, Dr. Thomas Enloe, of San Francisco[CA]; and two daughters,Mrs. Nancy Hodges and Ida Enloe, both of Chico [CA].Newton Jr., was killed several years ago in a plane crash. He also leaves seven brothers and sisters: Mrs. Frank Thatcher, of Oakland;Dr. E.D. Enloe, of Paradise [CA]; Mrs. L.E. Cameron, of Jefferson City, Mo.; Dr. H.V. Enloe, of El Dorado Springs, Mo.; Mrs. Emma Knorr, of Catawissa, Pa.;Mrs. Walter Morrow, of Cole Camp, Mo., Mr., and Mrs. Kathryn Stark, of California, Mo. Surviving also are grandchildren Mrs. Orrill Darby, of Sunnyvale [CA]; Newton Thomas Enloe III, of North Highlands [CA]; Christine Ann, Gayle Lin, Thomas Jr. and John M. Enloe, of San Francisco [CA] and Pamela Jean Hodges, of Chico [CA], and five great grandchildren.
OBIT-CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD(Pictured on front page)
Friday Aug 10, 1956
Mrs. Enloe Succumbs After Lengthy Illness---Mrs. Dorothy Marie Enloe, widow of Dr. N.T. enloe, died late last night at the hospital her husband founded here Jan. 11, 1937.Death came after an extended illness.Dr. Enloe died Dec. 21, 1954 at the age of 82. Mrs. Enloe through most of her life was prominent in community activities here.She was born Nov 15, 1894, in Palermo to Ida Adell and Joseph E. Schram. On her graduation from Oroville High School, Mrs. enloe attended the University of California at Berkeley, graduating in 1916.This year she celebrated the fortieth anniversary of her graduation from the university. She then began her teaching career at the Alexander High School in Oakland and later taught at Chico High School when it was located on First Street at the Central School site. On February 8, 1922, she and Dr. Enloe were married.to them were born two sons Dr. Thomas S. Enloe of Chico, and the late N. T. Enloe Jr. and two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Adell Hodges of Washington,D.C., and Miss Ida Marie Enloe of Chico. Mrs. Enloe was prominent in numerous community activities and was past president of the Soroptimist Club,the American Legion Auxillary and Past President's Club,the the Chico Art Club, the American College Club and the Butte-Glenn Medical Auxilary.In addition she belonged to the Annie K. Bidwell Parlor, Native Daughters of the Golden Commerce, was president of the Board of Education, past guardian of Jobe Daughters, organizer and Past Secretary of the Northern California Hospital Conference, was patronese for many years of the Delta Sigma,belonged to the Chico Business and Professional Women's Club, the library board, the American Cancer Society, Beulah Rebekah Lodge No. 60 of Chico, the Butte County Historical Society,the Amateur Iris Growers, the American Association of University Women, was past president of the Butte County Federation,and belonged in the Bidwell Council of Camp Fire Girls,the Fraternal Order of Eagles Chico Auxiliary No. 218, and was amember of the Bidwell Memorial Presbyterian Church. In addition to her three children,Mrs. Enloe is survived by seven grandchildren; Chistian Anne,Gayle Lin,Thomas Schram, Jr., and John Michael Enloe,children of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Enloe;N.T. Enloe III and Mrs. Arrill Darby, son and daughter of the late N.T. Enloe, Jr., and Pam Hodges, daughter of nancy Adell Hodges.Great grandchildren are Sharrie Elizabeth and Celia Patricia Darby, and Timothy, Thomas and Terry Enloe. Funeral arrangements are being completed by the Brusie Funeral Home and the time of services will be announced later. Friends may send flowers of contribure to the Dr. N.T. Enloe Memorial Fund c/o Mrs. John Robinson of Dayton Road.
OBIT- SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER.
Monday March 25, 1946.
Couple Killed in Plane Crash at San Mateo---- Man's body Recovered in Bay, Woman Still Missing.
Dr. Newton T. Enloe Jr., San Mateo osteopath, and his wife were instantly killed yesterday when their private plane crashed into the Bay two miles north of the San Mateo-Hayward Bay Bridge. A Coast Guard crash boat recovered the body of Doctor Enloe, but that of his wife, Mrs. Ethel Enloe, was still the object of a wide search, in which the San Mateo County sheriff's office had joined.
The accident was witnessed by a number of golfers on the San Matwo municipal course, on Coyote Point and within a few miles of the crash scene. They reported the plane flew for some time in a light haze dangerously close to the water before finally diving into the choppy Bay. The golfing witnesses, so far unidentified, telephoned news of the crash to the Coast Guard air station near San Francicso.The search was instituted from there.
Doctor Enloe's body, found floating on the surface, was identified by San Mateo County Coroner William Crosby, a personal friend.It was taken to the Sneider and Sullivan Funeral Home in San Mateo. Friends said the couple left the Bay Meadows Airport, early yesterday morning on a visit to Doctor Enloe's parents in Chico.The plane, a two-place Aeronca trainer, belonged to the doctor. The victims are survived by two children, Newton Enloe III, just released from the Navy, and Mrs. William Darby, wife of an Army captain.Both live in San Mateo. The couple lived at 17 Twenty-fifth Avenue, San Mateo.
OBIT-THE CHICO RECORD.
Tuesday Morning, March 26, 1946.
N.T. ENLOE Jr., Wife Killed In Plane Crash.
Dr. N.T. Enloe Jr., 47, San Mateo osteopath physician and surgeon, and Mrs. Ethel Enloe, 47, formerly of Chico, were killed Sunday when their two place plane plunged into San Francisco bay a few minutes after taking off from Bay Meadows airport at San mateo on a flight to Chico. The body of Dr. Enloe, son of Dr. N.T. Enloe, Sr., owner of Enloe hospital here, was recovered by a Coast Guard crash boat which continued to search for the body of Mrs. Enloe.It had not been recovered last night, but navy patrol and Coast Guard vessels continued to sweep the bay. Dr. Enloe, it was reported, had notified the San Mateo physicians telephone exchange that he was going to Chico and would return Monday. Dr. Enloe, Jr., formerly of Chico, had practiced here, maintaining offices on the ground floor of the Anglo Califronia National Bank Building.
Flight To Chico-
An airport official said the couple had taken off in their two passenger, single engined Aeronica shortly after 10 a.m. presumabley on a flight to Chico. A fisherman reported that at 10:14 a.m. he saw a plane hit the water levelly at about 80 miles an hour and virtually disintegrate. Bits of wreckage were strewn over a wide area, about two miles east of Coyote Point. Within 10 minutes a Coast Guard crash boat, directed by a PBY plane, reached the scene.Deputies of Coroner William H. Crosby and San Mateo police also aided in the search for the body of the second victim.
Airport officials said Dr. Enloe obtained his private pilot's license shortly after last Christmas and had purchased the pleasure craft two months ago. Dr. and Mrs. Enloe, Sr. and daughters, left Sunday for San Mateo immediately after being notified of the tragedy. The Enloes had married 19 years ago, each for the second time.Dr. Enloe, 17 Twenty-fifth avenue, San Mateo, is also survived by a son and daughter by his previous marriage,Newton T. Enloe III, Chico, recently discharged from the navy, and Mrs. Orril Darby, San Mateo; by two sisters, Ida Marie and Nancy Enloe, Chico, and a brother, Thomas Enloe, 5420 California street, San Francisco, medical student at Stanford Lane hospital.mrs. Enloe leaves a son by a former marriage, James Putney of San Carlos. Mrs. Enloe was the former Ehtel Young of Chico.Other survivors include two brothers,Fred Young of San Francisco and Roy Young of San Mateo,and a sister, Mrs. William Mills of San Mateo.
OBIT:CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD.Monday Aug 11, 1956.
Death Claims Dr. E.D. Enloe Late Saturday-
Paradise (E-R) --Funeral services for Dr. Enoch David Enloe 84, who died from a stroke Saturdaynight at Cypress Acres Rest Home,where he had made his home for the past several years,will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Craig Memorial Congregational Church. The Rev. W.S. Woodhull will officiate.Masonite rites will be conducted at the church and graveside by Table Mountain Lodge No. 124 F&AM, with Theodore M. Felt as master, Charles A. McKibben, chaplain, and J.E. Anderson, marshal. Dr. Enloe,a retired dentist, was born may 26, 1874 in Russellville, Mo.He first practiced in Cole Camp, Mo., later moving to Belton, Mo., where in addition to his dental practice he served as mayor of the city. During World War I he was commissioned a first lieutenant in the Missouri National Guard. In 1922, he and his late wife Emma Eberhart Enloe, came to Paradise.They resided here with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Clay B. Pettus, on Bille Road.They had celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary before her death in 1951. When Mr. and Mrs. Pettus left Paradise to make their home in Chico, Dr. Enloe moved to Cypress Acres where he had since resided. A graduate of Western Dental College at Kansas City, Mo.,Dr. Enloe received his 50-year class pin at a reunion held there in 1954.He was at that time one of seven still living who had graduated with his class.He also received special mention at the reunion for being the one who had traveled to attend. On Feb 11, 1954 he was presented with a 50-year masonic membership pin by Chico Lodge No. 11.he was a member of Calif. Lodge F&AM No. 182 of California, MO., Scottish Rite bodies of Kansas City, the American Dental Association, and the Craig Memorial Congregational Church. During his later years,while living at Cypress Acres, "Dr. E.D." as he was affectianately known, spent his time in the hobby of encouraging senior citizens, particularly those convalescing or with infimities, to enjoy living.He aided scores of elderly prople here in selecting a hobby and enjoying it.Several of his papers on manners of adaption to the retired and "sunset" years of life were read at regional homes and other types of senior citizen meetings and conventions. He was a brother of the late Dr. N.T. Enloe, founder of Enloe Hospital at Chico, and filled a post as X-ray technician at Enloe Hospital during his early years here. In addition to his daughter, Mrs. Pettus,he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Fay Fruend, of Adrian, Mo., five sisters,Mrs. Katie Stark and Mrs. Laura Ray, both of Kansas, Mrs. martha Thatcher, of Oakland, mrs. Emma Knorr, of Pennsylvania, and mrs. Flora Morrow of Missouri; one brother, Dr. H.V.Enloe, of Eldorado Springs, Mo., and three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Chapel of the Pines in Paradise.
OBIT: CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD. Monday Jan 8, 1951
Enloe Funeral Is Held in Paradise-
Many friends were present at the Craig Memorial Presbyterian Church in Paradise this afternoon to pay their last respects to the memory of Emma Augusta Enloe, wife of Dr. E.D. Enloe of Paradise, who died at the Cypress Acres Rest Home Saturday after an extended illness. Rev. Robert Kennan, pastor of the Craig Memorial Presbyterian Church of Paradise, officiated at the services.Carl Hunter sang "Lead Kindly Light" and Twenty-Third Psalm".he was accompanied by Mrs. Ruth Crittendon Brookes. Interment was in the Paradise Cemetery.Friends who served as casketbearers were Oren Collett, R.A. Howe, Ben Filer, Charles Fox, A.R. McConnell and W.H. Henderson. The Brusie Funeral Home of Chico completed arrangements.