Traweek, was born in Comanche, Texas, on
December 1, 1875.
Traweek received his degree from Fort Worth
University School of Medicine and was issued a
medical certificate by Baylor University. He
later took postgraduate courses at New York
Polyclinic and Chicago Polyclinic. He first
practiced in Memphis, Texas in Hall County,
where he remained for a short time before moving
to Matador in September 1897 when he was 22. He
practiced medicine in Motley County for more
than sixty-two years, first as the "saddle bag"
doctor and then the "horse and buggy" doctor.
Eventually Dr. Traweek took to riding
a motorcycle as a more efficient way of reaching
his far-flung patients, and he was the owner of
the first automobile in Motley County. For more
than half a century Traweek was known as the
"pneumonia doctor" because of his success in
bringing patients through that dreaded disease.
He built the first hospital in the county and
was the county's first health officer. The
hospital still stands and is now the Motley
County Historical Museum.
Doctor Traweek died on January 10, 1959, at
Quanah Memorial Hospital in Quanah in Hardeman
County at age 84 and is
buried in Matador.