From: Memorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell and Coryell Counties (1893)
Contributed September 05, 2011 by Steve Edgerton
Contact: Myrtle Bridges

Gregor Carmichael McGregor, son of Malcolm and Mary (Carmichael) McGregor was born on January 8, 1824, in Cumberland County, 
North Carolina. He attended Franklin Institute in Robeson County and studied medicine under Dr. Hector McLean. He later 
entered New York University Medical School, graduating in 1851.

He practiced medicine in Cumberland County for a year, then moved to Austin County, Texas, in January, 1852, and located 
his office at Industry. He remained in Industry for thirty-one years and was a member and president of the Washington County 
Medical Society, the first medical organization in Texas. In 1873, McGregor retired from the practice of medicine and moved 
to Waco where he became vice-president of the Waco State Bank. He was also a stockholder in the Waco Cotton Mills and the 
Waco Savings Bank and owned tracts of farm land in and around Waco as well as in the western part of the state.

In 1859 he married Annie Portia Fordtran; they were the parents of four children. He died at Waco in 1902 and was buried 
in the Oakwood cemetery. The town of McGregor in McLennan County was named for him. 

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