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Lackey, W. A., M. D.

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Lackey, W. A., M. D.
March 16, 2007 03:40PM
Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Volume I and Volume II, Lewis
Publishing Company, 1904, pp. 61-62. Christian Co.


Dr. W.A. Lackey, first assistant physician at the Western Kentucky
Asylum for Insane, is a native of Kentucky, and a son of Dr. G.W. Lackey,
of Pembroke, Kentucky. His father was born in Kentucky and received his
medical education in the Louisville Medical College at Louisville,
Kentucky, of which institution he is a graduate; he is now a prominent
physician of Pembroke, this state. Our subject's mother, by maiden name
was Annie Elizabeth Hollins.
Dr. W.A. Lackey was born in Logan county, Kentucky, October 2,
1871, and when four years old was brought by his parents to Christian
county, where he was reared, receiving excellent educational
advantages. His early training was received in Perry Academy. Then
he entered Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, where he
completed a medical course and received the degree of M.D., in 1892.
Returning from college, he engaged in the practice of his profession
at Pembroke, where he soon won the confidence of the people and gained
a fair share of practice. In order to still further prepare himself
for his life work, he went east in 1895 and spent the winter in New
York, taking a post-graduate course. He was appointed to his present
position, that of first assistant physician of the Western Kentucky
Asylum for Insane, in 1900. Dr. Lackey keeps thoroughly posted along
the lines of his profession, and is a valued member of various medical
societies, including Christian County Medical Society, Southwestern
Kentucky Medical Society and Kentucky State Medical Association.
Dr. Lackey was married in 1895, to Elizabeth Potter, a native of
Bowling Green, Kentucky, and a daughter of J.C. Potter. They have
three children, namely: Elizabeth, Potter and Margaret Adair. The
Doctor and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church, in
which he at one time served as steward. Since his eighteenth year he
has taken an active interest in political affairs, affiliating with the
Democratic party. He is, fraternally, identified with the Elks at
Hopkinsville and the Knights of Pythias at Pembroke.
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