The likely real story goes like this. Wade Morrison was an aspiring pharmacist in Rural Retreat. Dr Pepper gave him his first break by hiring him. After some time, Morrison moved to Waco and opened Morrison’s Old Country Drug Store. One of his hires was a gentleman named Charles Alderton. It was Alderton who concocted a formula that became the popular fountain drink. Wade Morrison, in appreciation of Dr Pepper’s earlier favor, named the drink Dr Pepper. Also, Dr Pepper sounded cool.