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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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DR. THOMAS HUNT STUCKY was born in Louisville, Ky., March 21, 1860; educated in the public schools of that city, completed the course at Bethany College, West Virginia; entered the University of Medicine and graduated at Hospital College with one of the class honors; received the appointment of House Surgeon at Bellevue Hospital, New York, remaining, however, only six months, and resigning on account of ill health, caused by too close application to study. He then went to Europe and entered Strasburg University, remaining one term, a second and third at Leipsic and Vienna, and completing his course and receiving his degree at Strasburg. Returning to Louisville, he was elected Visiting Surgeon to the Louisville Hospital, and the following year to the chair of Materia Medica in the Louisville School of Pharmacy for Women, and in 1884, the chair of Surgical Pathology and Operative Surgery in the Hospital Medical College; also Physician for the City Board of Charity and Correction. Dr. Stucky is regarded as the most expert Microscopist in Louisville, having a rare tact for catching minute differences and great mechanical skill in preparing specimens. As a lecturer he is clear, distinct and terse, wasting little time on oratorical flourishes, but going at once to the gist of the matter and giving the student a distinct and clear idea of the subject without unnecessary verbiage. As a physician he enjoys a large and lucrative practice, which he justly deserves by his faithfulness to the best interests of his patients, being especially skilled in general surgery and diseases of the throat. Dr. Stucky is thoroughly devoted to the cause of professional education of women, and has repeatedly declined positions in other institutions which would have paid him handsomely in a pecuniary way, in order to give his time and efforts to this movement. Dr. T. H. Stucky was married, in 1888, to Miss Lanin Prewitt, of Clark County, Ky.

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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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