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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 8a by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JOHN CLARENCE HOOD, M. D., is a native of Wheeling, W. Va., where he was born February 1, 1858, and is a son of Samuel and Elsie Hood, natives of West Virginia. He was brought up in Wheeling until sixteen years of age, when he entered Western Reserve University, of Hudson, graduating in 1879 with the degree of B. A. The next year (1880) be entered the Western Reserve Medical College, at Cleveland, Ohio, from which he graduated in 1883. Acting upon the advice of the sagacious editor of the New York Tribune he went West, and for three years practiced medicine at Grand Forks, Dakota Territory. In 1886 he entered the University of Louisville, graduating from the Medical Department in 1887, and has practiced here since March of that year. The honorary degree of A. M. was conferred upon him June 4, 1887.

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This family biography is one of 195 biographies included in the Jefferson County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 8a published in 1888 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 8a

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