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Ogilvie, Richard W., M.D.

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Ogilvie, Richard W., M.D.
March 13, 2007 03:33PM
Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904,
pp 500-502 [Caldwell]

RICHARD W. OGILVIE, M. D. There is no profession which demands
more careful preparation or more absolute devotion to the duties
involved in its practice than does the medical profession, if
success is to be attained therein, and when one has gained
prominence as a medical practitioner it is proof of his capability
and skill and of his allegiance to the ethics which govern the
fraternity. Dr. Richard Woods Ogilvie, in his practice at
Princeton, has gained many patrons from among the best class of
citizens and enjoys the high regard of the community not alone
because of his broad learning, but also because of his sterling
worth of character.
A native of Garrard county, Kentucky, he was born on the 5th of
March, 1876, and is a son of Richard Akin and Martha Ann (Woods)
Ogilvie. His paternal grandfather, Richard Harris Ogilvie, is a
native of Tennessee, where he has spent his entire life, his home
being in the city of Columbia. Throughout his active business
career he followed farming, and now he is living retired at the very
advanced age of ninety-six years. His father was Richard Henry
Ogilvie, who resided in Williamson county, Tennessee, but who was a
native of Scotland, whence he emigrated to the new world. He also
carried on agricultural pursuits as a life work. After reaching
years of maturity the grandfather wedded Miss Sue Akin, a native of
Maury county, Tennessee, and together they are enjoying a happy old
age, having long traveled life's journey together. She is now
seventy-eight years of age.
The maternal grandfather of Dr. Ogilvie was Rice Garland Woods,
who was born in Garrand county, Kentucky, and was of Irish lineage.
He devoted his attention to farming throughout his business life,
and died in the year 1893, at the age of eighty-four. His widow,
who bore the maiden name of Margaret Denny, was born in Garrard
county, where she is still living at the age of eighty-six years.
Richard Akin Ogilvie, the doctor's father, was born in
Columbia, Tennessee, and there he spent his entire life, becoming
one of the prominent and influential business men of that city. He
was engaged in banking, and was a prominent factor in the financial
circles of that city. A very prominent and honored member of the
Masonic fraternity, he attained the Knight Templar degree of the
York Rite and the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite. He
also belonged to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and to the
Knights of Pythias fraternity, and gave his political support to the
Democracy. A loyal and active member of the Methodist Episcopal
church, South, he served as one of its stewards and labored
earnestly for its welfare and upbuilding [sic]. His wife was a
member of the Presbyterian church. His death occurred in 1886, when
he was forty years of age, and Mrs. Ogilvie, who was born in Garrard
county, Kentucky, died in 1883, at the early age of thirty-six
years. The doctor is their only son, but he has one sister, Sue,
who is the wife of Horace K. Herndon, of Lancaster, Kentucky.
Dr. Ogilvie spent the first seventeen years of his life in his
father's home in Columbia, Tennessee, and then went to live in
Garrard county, Kentucky, where he remained for two years. He next
became a resident of Louisville, Kentucky, remaining in that city
for five years. His literary education was acquired in the Webb
Brothers' school in Bellbuckle, Tennessee, and determining to make
the practice of medicine his life work, he began preparation for
this calling at the Hospital College of Medicine in Louisville,
where he graduated with the class of 1900. After six months'
hospital service in the Gray Street Infirmary, during which time his
theoretical knowledge was supplemented by varied practical
experience, he left Louisville and came to Princeton, where he has
made his home continuously since the fall of 1900, and in the
conduct of the business accorded him he has shown a comprehensive
knowledge of the science of medicine and its practical workings for
the alleviation of human suffering.
In 1901 was celebrated the marriage of Dr. Ogilvie and Miss Jimmie
Harris Lester, of Princeton, and they now have one child, Frances
lone [sic}. Fraternally Dr. Ogilvie is quite prominent, belonging
to the Knights of Pythias lodge, the Independent Order of Odd
Fellows and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He is also
identified with various organizations having for their object the
dissemination of knowledge bearing upon the work of the medical
fraternity, being a member of the Caldwell County Medical Society,
the Southwestern Kentucky Medical Society, the Kentucky State
Medical Association and the Americal [sic] Medical Association. He
is deeply interested in his chosen life work, and zealously pursues
the knowledge thereof that his labors may be more effective in
coping with the intricate problems which continually confront the
physician. Already he has attained enviable success, and now has a
good patronage in Princeton.
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